Category: useful stuff

Good security advice from down under

For many organizations, especially small businesses, the thought of starting any kind of cyber security program can seem daunting. With all of the threats out…

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Good privacy advice from the US DoD

The US Department of Defense has put out a nifty guide on how to protect your privacy on social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram,…

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Security risks from domain typo squatters

One of the ways that hackers get users to click on malicious links or believe false emails is to use domains that look like, but…

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Even with security flaws, you should be using a password manager

Yesterday, the Washington Post ran an article about some important security research on password managers, describing a number of serious vulnerabilities in some of the…

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What does your password say about you?

Using what we security experts call “crappy passwords” can be the first step in a journey to identity theft and all of its attendant miseries. …

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No, you don’t need to close your LastPass account…

Yesterday, at ShmooCon, security researcher Sean Cassidy announced a vulnerability in the popular LastPass password manager.  He demonstrated a way that an attacker could send…

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Great DerbyCon talk on hunting for the bad guys

It sometimes seems to me that a lack of data is not the issue when patrolling your networks for signs of evil badness… it is…

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quick and dirty malware analysis

There are a number of web based tools that allow you to safely analyze the behavior of potentially malicious files safely.  My personal favorite is…

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galaxy s5 fingerprint authentication and lastpass

Interesting blog post from Graham Cluley on LastPass’ support for using the Galaxy S5’s fingerprint reader as the key to your password vault.   Since the…

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more (and better) social media guidance from the nlrb

A while back, I wrote about how US organizations writing social media policies need to beware of the National Labor Relations Board’s requirements that these…

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