January 27, 2013
Whoops: Google indexes more than 86,000 HP 'public' printers
I frequently read the writings of Lenny Zeltser; he's a smart guy who always has something interesting to say. He posted a short entry on his blog in July of 2012 stating his theory of how countries will use the principle of mutually-assured destruction to deter each other from a major world war in cyberspace.
Worth a read, check it out here:
November 19, 2012
November 11, 2012
Anyway, the fine folks at Bitdefender Labs decided to test Windows 8 against some malware and have posted the results. What they found is trully astonishing and I suspect Microsoft isn't going to be thrilled with it.
November 10, 2012
Check out the challenge here at Security Shoggoth's blog:
August 18, 2012
A few weeks ago Wired magazine writer Mat Honan's digital life was completely erased. The attacker was able to do this in only one hour. The hack exposed some weaknesses in Apple and Amazon's password reset processes. These holes have since been closed.
I feel bad for Mat, but this story serves as a good learning lesson in areas such as:
- Password resent processes
- Helpdesk personnel training
- Connecting everything with one email account
- Backing up your files
Video by Matt:
July 5, 2012
Security B-Sides Cleveland When: Friday, July 13, 2012 Where: Embassy Suites Cleveland - Rockside Address: 5800 Rockside Woods Boulevard, Independence 44131 Cost: Free (as always!)
It is co-sponsored by the Northeast Ohio Information Security Forum (NEOISF.ORG).
The application is called "Find and Call" and is on the iOS Apple App Store and Android’s Google Play that performs malware-type behaviors. It appears to act like a trojan that uploads a user’s phonebook to remote server which results in your contacts receiving SMS spam.
Check out their blog post detailing what they found.
April 25, 2012
The email provides a link to a page with instructions on how to clean the website: Google's Webmaster Tools support page.
I applaud Google's efforts and would like to see them continue this. A part of me, though, wonders how long until spammers start sending out fakes notices with link to their malicious site. Maybe they should just tell people to visit their search site and search for removing eval function from website -- I'm pretty sure they have the ability to redirect users to their fix page. ;)
This article talks about this item in further detail. http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Google-warns-the-operators-of-thousands-of-hacked-web-sites-1542374.html
September 11, 2011
Well unlike Kiss' Unmasked album, where the band doesn't show their faces as promised,