Month: October 2011

you are lied to between 10 and 200 times per day

According to LieSpotting author Pamela Meyer, we live in a sea of deception, lying and being lied to dozens if not hundreds of times per…

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can a handicap be an advantage for an attacker?

An interesting post from www.social-engineer.org asks whether an attacker with a visible handicap (real or simulated) has an advantage in getting your users to give…

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security wtf of the week

Here is a textbook description of what companies should NOT do when someone privately reports a security vulnerability in their publicly available web site which…

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how malware gets in

The latest edition of Microsoft’s Security Intelligence Report provides some interesting analysis as to how computers get infected with malware. Microsoft’s dataset is pretty large,…

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elephant repellent

Sometimes I feel like I’m selling elephant repellent: I identify a particular species of elephant (for example, compromise of our networks due to spearphish delivered…

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some hotel safes not so… safe

You might want to watch this video before trusting your valuables to a hotel room “safe…” The evil unchanged default password strikes again!

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the 80 percent solution

According to a study published by Danish security vendor CSIS… When a Microsoft Windows machine gets infected by viruses/malware it does so mainly because users…

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