March 22, 2013

..Or How I Learned To Stop Blaming Hackers and Started Blaming Gamers

I recently read an article on the eWeek site, titled Cyber-Attack Wipes Data from Hard Drives at Major South Korean Firms.

In it the author briefly describes the destructive impact that a piece of malw...

March 20, 2013

There's been a lot of hype all of a sudden about a paper published back on February 28th of this year by a security company known as [Re]Vuln. In the paper, found here, researchers claim that attackers can use EA's Origin software, specifically the way it handles...

January 4, 2013

Recently, in November actually, a “news and opinion” site for UK IT users known asTechWeekEurope lodged a Freedom of Information request with the Cabinet Office that revealed that neither Amazon Web Services (AWS) nor Google were selected to be part of a program known...

January 2, 2013

The fact that antivirus software is ineffective has been the worst-kept secret in the security industry for well over a decade. That fact has now hit the "mainstream media" (see the New York Times article Outmaneuvered at Their Own Game, Antivirus Makers Struggle to Ad...

December 10, 2012

A few days ago this headline came out “Hackers steal customer info from insurance provider Nationwide”. Apparently some folks broke into Nationwide’s network in October and made away with a lot of personally identifiable information including Social Security numbers, d...

November 9, 2012

The title of this post is an old medical school adage. It suggests, loosely, that when a doctor learns of symptoms, usually the most common cause of the symptoms is the culprit. The challenge of knowledge and experience is the natural desire to consider extremes, often...

November 7, 2012

Lock your car and hide your valuables. Lock your doors and windows. Use an automated scanner on your website often and fix any problems. Wait, what

The first two pieces of advice are something that has been repeated over and over so many times that it has become second...

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