Cracking Time Can Be Dangerous
[31 December 2014, top]
iOS--Backdoors, Attack Points, Surveillance Mechanisms
#security #cracking #backdoors #HOPE
Forensic scientist identifies suspicious 'back doors'
running on every iOS device
[23 July 2014, top]
When 123456 is a Good Password
It makes sense to use easy-to-remember passwords on
"Strong passwords would be more likely adopted if people learned
to use them only on critical accounts, such as employer websites,
online banking and e-commerce sites that store the user's credit
card number. To be effective, this group should be small."
-- Antone Gonsalves at CSO
Why '123456' is a great password
[19 July 2014, top]
Tweetdeck Got Cracked
It took Twitter about an hour to fix the defect.
[12 June 2014, top]
Don't Honor Crackers With the 'Hacker' Title
Best misinformation headline seen this morning (6/11/02014): "Hackers Steal Up To 20% Of Money Generated By The Internet". Hackers steal 0% because it's crackers who do the stealing. Note: It's possible to be a cracker without being a hacker.
[11 June 2014, top]
Heartbleed is an Ugly Defect
I don't know foo about computer security, but Bruce Schneier does.
[09 April 2014, top]
Trust but Verify
"It is becoming increasingly difficult to trust the privacy properties
of software and services we rely on to use the Internet. Governments,
companies, groups and individuals may be surveilling us without our
knowledge." -- Brendan Eich, CTO and SVP Engineering, Mozilla and
Andreas Gal, VP Mobile and R&D, Mozilla
Trust but Verify
[22 January 2014, top]
Target Crack Was a Decent Crack
@nanofoo received the following tweet from
Target confesses: Data breach victim total soars from 40 million to 70 million
[10 January 2014, top]
About the Security Watchdog
The begins 2014
with 551 postings. This blog was started during March of 2000
and the current world of computer security is worse now than it
was then. Needless to say, there will always be content for the
for at least the
next couple of years.
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