Category: online security

score one for paranoia and just plain common sense

Here is a story to warm the hearts of even the most cynical infosec professional… When Tracy got an unexpected Facebook chat from a classmate…

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testing, 1, 2, 3, oopsie!

Last week, an experiment conducted by Duke University and the European RIPE Network Control Center got a little bit out of hand, interrupting Internet traffic…

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google and the government

The US Federal Government has given Google the FISMA certification needed to allow government agencies to outsource their (non secret) email and calendar systems to…

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hiding in plain sight… or not

One of the revelations from the recent capture of a number of deep cover Russian spies here in the US was that they used steganography…

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giving away the plans to the fort?

OK, call me a cold war relic, but I find the recent revelation that Microsoft has provided the source code for Windows, SQL Server, and…

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skype crypto reverse engineered – world continues rotating

Here’s an interesting story that bears some watching… security researcher Sean O’Neill claims to have reverse engineered the proprietary encryption which Skype uses to protect voice,…

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robin sage ain’t your friend…

You can never have too many friends – or CAN you?  (Hint: you can).   A recent social engineering experiment conducted by Thomas Martin of…

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porn and malware redux

A few weeks back, I blogged about some research on the economics and potential malware risks posed by Internet pornography.  Well, a *new* study from…

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slicing the salami in the 21st century

According to an interesting story at Wired’s Danger Room blog, the FTC has filed a lawsuit against a number of “John Doe” defendants who stole…

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porn, economics, and security (but mostly porn)

As we all know, the Internet is a series of tubes invented by Al Gore to allow us to exchange cute cat pictures and pornography….

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