Check out this story about Facebook storing millions of user credentials in a plaintext file: https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/21/facebook-plaintext-passwords Obviously this is a bad security practice, everyone makes mistakes (big and small). This story however stuck in the back of mind because lately I’ve
IronBox has always taken the security and privacy of customer data very serious, and has consistently demonstrated this by exceeding industry standards. From day one, IronBox has taken the approach of only storing (and protecting) what is necessary for the
You’ve probably heard about the trouble Facebook is in these days regarding the Cambridge Analytica user data “breach of trust”, and now there’s a story about Facebook (for Android users using Messenger) recording your call logs: https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/facebook-confirms-it-records-call-history-stoking-privacy-furor-n860006 If you want to
Here’s a link to the United States National Security Strategy released today: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/NSS-Final-12-18-2017-0905.pdf (cyberspace security strategy starts on page 31). No plan is perfect, but I’d like to point out a bright a really good (and surprising) focus of the strategy,
I got this in my inbox this morning about a Senate hearing regarding major data breaches (Yahoo and Equifax): http://www.zdnet.com/article/equifax-yahoo-fail-to-answer-the-most-basic-questions-during-senate-hearing. If you’re interested in watching the actual hearing, check out YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LunazYJGNXU (starts at about the 12:20 mark). The article reports
Was just using Google and noticed this under the search bar: https://privacy.google.com/your-security.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=hpp-desktop-auth&utm_campaign=security-tips&categories_activeEl=sign-in#your-security-action Great short little tips from Google (especially since the Equifax hack is still fresh in everyone’s minds) that you can use to help protect your accounts. –Kevin
A security researcher (and by the way ex-NSA guy) named Patrick Wardle released an exploit that enables attackers to exfiltrate passwords from macOS reportedly hours before Apple released their new operating system macOS High Sierra. http://www.zdnet.com/article/apple-macos-high-sierra-password-vulnerable-to-password-stealing-hack There’s no point in
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