30 Jun 2015

After the Breaches: The Even Worse News about the Chinese Hacks

For the past year newspaper headlines have screamed about major data breaches at big retailers (Target), huge health insurers (Anthem), and big government (the United States’ Internal Revenue Service, also the massive breach of employee records at the Office of Personnel Management, OPM). Note:  there may be more press coverage' 0
24 Jun 2015

Advanced, Persistent, Threatening: How APTs Work and Why We Can’t Stop Them

Some companies deserve to get hacked. They do stupid things. They leave the default password on an internet connected device, they turn off automated warnings on their security software, or they store unencrypted customer data. Those are some of the cardinal sins of information security, and anyone who commits them' 0
16 Jun 2015

Billboards, Porn, And Why Everything Is So Easy To Hack

I assure you that this article has a point, which I will get to shortly. First, however, let’s talk about Goatse. DO NOT GOOGLE THE PRECEDING TERM. If that warning came too late, I apologize. If you already know what it is, I pity you. If you haven’t seen Goatse,' 0
09 Jun 2015

My Computer Is More Secure Than Yours

Suck it up:  my computer is more secure than yours.  That is a bold, flat-out claim but it also is true. That is because I use the Google powered ChromeBook, have for four years since the laptops debuted in mid-2011.  The machines – which start at $200 US — run' 0
03 Jun 2015

The Myth of iPhone Security Invulnerability

Your iPhone is no more secure than my Android. Nine words that are a slap in the face to many iPhone users, a lot of whom believe that their Apple phone has some kind of built-in magical shield that wards off cyber-attacks. It doesn’t. What’s more, there is an easy' 0
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26 May 2015

Of Hacking and Hypocrisy

Why the US has no right to criticize Chinese and Russian cyber-spying On the 19th of May last year, in an unprecedented move, the US government charged 5 Chinese nationals for cyber-espionage. The prosecutor alleged that the five men had been working for the Chinese Government to steal critical US' 0