So, i’m not a regular reader of Elle Magazine, or really ever a reader of Elle magazine, but there is a great article about Google’s “Security Princess”, Parisa Tabriz, and her background and career at Google. You can find the article at – http://www.elle.com/life-love/society-career/google-parisa-tabriz-profile and I highly recommend it!

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Probably. Unless you’ve been away for a while or manage the eBay web-site, you are probably aware that 145 million passwords have been breached. I added the snarky part about managing the eBay site because the fact that this happened is almost obscured from its users. There was a recommendation to change your password, as […]

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Wow – just learned about this – fascinating.  It’s almost obvious after you consider how it was written – but only obvious after you have read about it!   From the ZMap Web-Site:  https://zmap.io/ ZMap is an open-source network scanner that enables researchers to easily perform Internet-wide network studies. With a single machine and a […]

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Bradley Manning, the US Soldier who previously leaked hundreds of thousands of Secret and Top Secret US Government documents, was sentenced by a military court today (21 August 2013) to 35 years in prison and a dishonorable discharge.  Although he can be out in about 7 years if he behaves (taking into account time served), […]

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                Or it may not be.   But It Doesn’t Matter.     Your hard drive could crash and permanently destroy all of your family pictures. You could accidently use your hair dryer while standing in a puddle in your bathroom. Somebody could walk into your house and steal your belongings. But […]

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Wow.  I feel relieved.  Since mid March, when RSA (EMC) first announced that unknown hackers had penetrated their systems and that ” its customers were not directly affected by the breach”, the SecurID system may have been compromised.  That’s like saying: Although our formula for Coca-Cola has been compromised, we remain confident that nobody will […]

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Interesting story with limited coverage out of Argentina.  From France24 (http://www.france24.com/en/20100721-convicts-escape-argentine-prison-guarded-mannequin), two men convicted of armed roberry escaped from Prison.  Not big news, but what is interesting, is that 13 out of 15 of the guard towers are staffed by crudely mocked up mannequins to give the appearance that guards were in the tower.  I […]

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Well…The Apple iPad Saga Continues.  Fortunately, it looks like authorities are looking into the firm who identified the vulnerability and then exploited to extract all 114k records before ‘making sure that somebody disclosed it’ to AT&T.  Wow.  That’s probably not the way towards responsible disclosure.  You can extract a few e-mails given the ICC-ID to […]

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Wow! Apple’s Worst Security Breach. iPad accounts compromised. 114,000 subscribers information at risk. At first I thought that I should run home and get my iPad into a Faraday bag, but then after reading the news reports, it looks like a vulnerability on the AT&T web-site allowed a super smart vulnerability research institute called Goatse […]

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