20 Nov 2013

Online Dating Service Cupid Media Hack Exposes 42 Million Unencrypted Passwords

Online dating service Cupid Media has been compromised exposing more than 42 million accounts including password unencrypted in plain text. Brian Krebs reported that the  data was found on the same servers as records stolen form Adobe and other organizations. “The data stolen from Southport, Australia-based niche dating service Cupid

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18 Nov 2013

Adobe Breach & Public Libraries: When DRM Attacks

We are a few weeks into the Adobe data breach and have seen the risks that it poses, however many think this breach only affects people who have purchased Adobe software. However, this is not the case. I was recently interviewed by a local news station regarding how the breach

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13 Nov 2013

Adobe Breach Compromised 234,379 Military and Government Accounts

On October 3rd, Adobe announced a data breach which at the time they believed only affected 3 million accounts, however towards the end of October a database leaked that contained more than 150 million usernames and encrypted passwords. The diverse customer base of Adobe is reflected in the database. In

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12 Nov 2013

MacRumors Database Hacked and 860K Account Passwords Exposed

MacRumors is reporting that their forum database has been compromised, and although the passwords were hashed, they are admitting that the default vBulletin hashing mechanisms may not be adequate to protect the users’ passwords.

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20 Oct 2013

Tales From the Crypto: Case of the Malicious IT Contractor

Gather around the server script kiddies for I have a scary tale of woe. What makes this story all the more scary is that it is true. Years ago, late at night I was startled awake by the buzzing and alarms of my cell phone, as a series of SMS

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