Posted in best practices deep thoughts

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…

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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…

Posted in online security worst practices

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…

Posted in best practices malware online security

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….

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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…

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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…

Posted in best practices malware

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…