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WordPress wants sites to eat their (patching) vegetables

Apparently. over a third of the web sites on the Internet (including this one) run the WordPress content management software…

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So your third party has been breached…

Another day, another third party security compromise story… this time it is Indian outsourcing giant Wipro. The firm has confirmed…

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als, bls, cissp

Those of you who have the misfortune to know me personally know that information security is but one piece of…

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insecure systems? no insurance for you!

It seems that car thieves have been targeting the keyless entry systems of high end vehicles, taking advantage of insecure…

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OpenAuth/OpenID flaw – ok, now what?

It seems like the latest big security story is a newly discovered flaw in the OAuth and OpenID protocols which allow…

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how not to do a risk assessment

So, the risk management mavens for the City of Portland, Oregon have provided us all with an object lesson in…

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remember bird flu?

A couple of years back, before the H1N1 swine flu was all the rage, all of us disaster obsessed types…

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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…

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the great helium shortage of 2035?

It turns out that helium is important for more than party balloons and making our voices high and squeaky… and…

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under the sea…

A while back, I did a post about the global undersea communications network which forms the underpinning of the global…