January 24, 2013

Firewall penetration testing is a huge part of the penetration testing process, and sometimes the first step of the process. Penetration testing your firewall plays a big role in black box penetration testing. Just like any attacker, pen testers first test to see how s...

January 16, 2013

I just read another article about how passwords are not safe because they are too easily cracked by “offline means such as custom-built password cracking hardware and software.” This article, along with the scores of similar posts around the echo chamber of inform...

January 8, 2013

Christmas has come and gone and once again I am reminded of the almost inevitable separation of children from adults during meal times.

At the kid's table there is more food on the floor than on the plates. The rolls and casseroles fight for space with the robots and bu...

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...

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