15 Jul 2015

Top Online Security Threats of 2015

We live in a world that is making a fast transition to digital everything. Weight loss programs, books, music, even classes and parties are all available online in digital form, and the technology for these applications continues to grow and innovate exponentially fast. Of course, with this rampant growth in

13 Jul 2015

Zero Day – The Global Market For Security Exploits

I’ve previously written about why everything is so easy to hack. I’ve come at the issue from two sides. On one side, the organizations that are targeted don’t understand how to defend themselves. On the other side, governments are building powerful teams of hackers that can break the most powerful

06 Jul 2015

Can You Trust Google’s Project Fi?

The price is right for Google’s bargain cellular service called Project Fi – the question is can you trust it? How secure is it? First the price: $20 monthly buys you unlimited domestic talk and text, unlimited international text, low cost international calling (2 cents/minute to call an Australian landline' 0
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

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

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,