Category: 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 publicly available web site which…

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it never ceases to amaze me…

…how often companies botch the termination process for an employee with “destroy the network access” and are then shocked, shocked I tells ya, when the…

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it’s not always nice to share

From the department of things that should be common sense, but are not… it is not safe to put confidential data on cloud based file…

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a post mortem tribute to (less than) mediocrity

I love the obituaries in UK newspapers… none of that namby pamby covering up of the dearly departed’s foibles or less than stellar achievements.  This…

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cloud security outlook… still, well, cloudy

Cloud storage provider DropBox provides a great example of some of the security issues that individuals and companies face when entrusting sensitive data to the…

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bus-ted

Back in May, I wrote about the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’  kick ass new data protection law, which looked like it could really encourage companies doing business…

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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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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 that we may run out…

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154 killed by malware?

Did a malware infection play a  part in killing 154 people in the crash of Spanair 5022 at Madrid’s Barajas airport?  According to a story…

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who’s watching the watchers? in this case, nobody

Friday’s Wall Street Journal featured a page 1 article (unfortunately behind a subscription paywall – less detailed but free coverage here, but you can get…

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