Monthly Archives: April 2011
Susan Combs, Comptroller for the state of Texas announced a massive data leak that resulted in 3.5 million people's social security numbers, names, addresses and in some cases their birth date and drivers license number being exposed.
Adobe has released an advisory warning users about a new zero day flaw in their ubiquitous Flash Player software. Watch out for malicious Word documents, especially if you work for the US government or related industries.
Last month the French government passed new legislation dictating that service providers keep records of every username, password, activity, data/time and email address for 12 months.
Do we really need more of our information being stored in even more places?
This one is a monster.
Microsoft has lined up for Windows users this coming Patch Tuesday a staggering 17 security bulletins (nine of which have been given Microsoft's highest severity rating of "critical"), addressing 64 security vulnerabilities.
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This month: help get rid of IE6, avoid tsunami scams, check out Pwn2own, be surprised at RSA, and groan at Epsilon.
Tony Ross joins Chester Wisniewski this week to discuss the latest news on SSL Certificate Authorities ignoring signing guidelines. They also talk about the RSA breach, the Epsilon email leakage, Chrome adding malicious download filtering and more.
You can now load a keylogger on your jailbroken iDevice. Is this really what iOS users have been looking for? Perhaps another reason not to play outside of Apple's walled garden.
Did you see the story about a 75-year-old Georgian woman who went digging for copper, sliced through an underground cable and cut off 90% of the internet services to Armenia? You couldn't make it up...
A product called "PrivateEye" uses your computer's webcam to identity your face. While you're looking at the screen, PrivateEye's facial recognition software knows not to do anything - but as soon as you look away, the contents of your screen become an unintelligible blur.
There's so much unreconstructed spam these days - old-school spam which doesn't make the slightest attempt to disguise its outrageous bogosity - that finding amusing examples is a like searching for a stalk of hay in a haystack.
But here's one that's well worth seeing.
Unix/Linux users may be vulnerable to a new flaw in ISC's DHCP client. ISC is advising users to apply mitigation or update to their latest release.