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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01 Oct 2013

Siri Is A Snitch: Interrogate Your Way Past the iOS 7 Lock Screen

Adding to the growing list of security vulnerabilities and work arounds being discovered for iOS 7 is the fact that the lock screen can easily be bypassed by simply using Siri. Siri is enabled by default in iOS 7, and by pressing the home button you can activate Siri and

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12 Sep 2013

Startup Security: Minimum Viable Product Shouldn’t Mean Minimum Security

Security usually doesn’t make it to the top of the list in terms of priorities for startups. Between focusing on developing and launching products, acquiring customers and raising funding, security can easily slip by the wayside as something that “we can fix later”. However, in our new age of information

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