26 Apr 2013

LivingSocial Hacked – 50 Million Records Compromised

It is being reported that LivingSocial has had a substantial data breach affecting 50 million customers. The known scope of the data compromised at this time includes names, email address, birth dates and encrypted passwords (whew!). In an email to employees management made it clear that no credit card information

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26 Apr 2013

Security Visualization: VideoLAN DDoS Visualized As A Game of Pong

VideoLan was the target of a recent DDoS attack with more than 200 requests per second hitting their systems at 30Gbps. VideoLAN is experiencing a major DDOS attack targeting its mirrors infrastructure. — Ludovic Fauvet (@etixxx) April 23, 2013 We've seen more than 200 downloads of VLC per seconds during the

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23 Apr 2013

Twitter Y U No Offer Two-Factor Authentication?

The power 140 characters can have was felt again today.  The Associated Press had their Twitter account hacked and a fake tweet was posted, stating the White House had been attacked and that President Obama was injured.  That single fake tweet caused the stock market to drop dramatically. The DOW

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18 Apr 2013

Mobile Antivirus: FUD, Fact and Fiction

Is mobile antivirus just a myth?  I would say it is more of a “legend,” where facts have been distorted, or exaggerated to craft a more sensationalistic story. A true “antivirus” for mobile devices is currently not possible given the SDKs (software development kits) and access provided to developers by

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