Category Archive for "Data Protection Fridays"

EU Seeking to be Able to Obtain Data from US Tech Companies

Check out this article: http://www.zdnet.com/article/eu-seeks-to-make-it-easier-for-police-to-grab-data-from-us-tech-firms. Summary: Due to all the recent attacks, the EU is looking to increase their ability to access data on servers stored on their continent (even by US tech companies). I get, and I understand why they

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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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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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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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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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123456 … Is Still the Most Common Password

ZDNet reports that the most common password back in 2014 is still the most common today: 123456. http://www.zdnet.com/article/these-are-the-worst-passwords-from-the-linkedin-hack/ Twitter’s Digits seems pretty interesting and looks promising if you’re interested in a way to replace passwords. –Kevin

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FBI Drops Their Case Against Apple, Helps Arkansas

Looks like the FBI didn’t need Apple’s help after all (http://techcrunch.com/2016/03/28/justice-department-drops-lawsuit-against-apple-over-iphone-unlocking-case/). They were able to unlock the infamous San Bernardino iPhone, and now they are helping US states requesting for help unlocking suspect iPhones (good). I read  (not in this

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The Apple Issue as Explained by John Oliver

A friend sent this to me, and it’s a very good (and comical) summary of why the Apple and FBI case is creating the stir that it is.

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Um … Awesome?

Normally when you report something like “2015 surpassed all of … ” that’s good news, but not in this case. Risk-Based Security reported that in 2015 the number of reported data breaches experienced that year surpassed all of the previous

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