Here’s a story about how hackers are using hotel wi-fi networks to attack users, corporate espionage and for political targets: http://www.zdnet.com/article/hackers-are-using-hotel-wi-fi-to-spy-on-guests-steal-data Attacks come in various flavors (social engineering, network based and malware). For social engineering that’s on the user to be
Several millions of Verizon customer data was exposed on an Amazon cloud storage endpoint that was incorrectly configured by a vendor. It allowed anyone with that link to access the information. More about the hack can be found at this
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
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
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
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
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
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”
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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