The IronBox Team Blog

Goodbye Old IronBox Logo!

  It’s time for a new logo. Back in 2010, when I founded IronBox (it was called LockBox), I had a very specific vision for the company. Between 2012-2014 the company strayed away from that vision. Mistakes were made, but valuable

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Spell Checker Anyone?

Seems like everyone but identity thieves have heard about spell checkers. Check out this suspicious text message I received apparently from Wells Fargo. Silly identity thief, spelling errors are a dead giveaway. Always be cautious of any text message asking you

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St. Jude Medical releases security patches for its devices, but that’s not it …

St. Jude Medical released security patches for one of the medical devices it produces according to ZDNet’s article at http://www.zdnet.com/article/st-jude-releases-security-patches-for-vulnerable-cardiac-devices. Another medical device hack, yawn and boring right? Not so fast, well the security firm that found the vulnerability, MedSec, was apparently

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The BEST iPhone Security and Privacy Checklist I’ve Seen

Okay, I’ve seen a bunch of these, but this one from ZDNet is probably the best I’ve seen. Up-to-date and relevant for today’s threat landscape: http://www.zdnet.com/pictures/ios-10-iphone-ipad-privacy-security-settings –Kevin

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Credit Card Skimming Over the Holidays

Credit card skimming attacks are picking up this 2016 holiday. Here’s a quick video about how criminals are stealing credit card information, especially at places like gas pumps and ATMs. http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/09/20/how-to-avoid-becoming-victim-of-credit-card-skimming –Kevin

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Biggest Hacks (So Far) in 2016

It’s easy reading day today … Here’s an article from ZDNet that highlights some of the biggest and notable hacks in 2016 so far. http://www.zdnet.com/pictures/biggest-hacks-security-data-breaches-2016 Enjoy, –Kevin

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Kudos to IBM and Security Researcher Maurizio Agazzini

Here’s a story about how IBM apparently asked a security researcher (Maurizio Agazzini) to pull their exploit code after working with that researcher to address vulnerabilities in some IBM software: http://www.zdnet.com/article/ibm-pressures-security-researchers-vulnerability-exploit-code-pulled. As a security researcher myself, I just want to say “good job”

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Rotating Credit Card CVV Product to Help Prevent Fraud

Love innovative products that are simple and elegant. Check out this idea of a rotating CVV code on the back of credit cards called Motion Code: http://www.zdnet.com/article/this-number-changing-credit-card-may-help-eliminate-fraud. Definitely would help with online fraud (where when you purchase something it asks you

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Why Ransomware is Taking Off

If you’ve ever wondered why there seems to be so much ransomware (malicious software that blocks access to your computer or data until some sum of money is paid), the answer is that the return on investment is well, skyrocketing —

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St. Jude Pacemaker Vulnerability … and Lawsuit?

This has been happening for a while now, just first time I’ve seen any light come to this tactic. So, in this article St. Jude, the makers of brand of pacemakers is suing MedSec Cyber Security and investment firm Muddy Waters

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