Security

Erase Yourself From the Internet

Deleting yourself from the Internet is hard work. First, you have to decide where exactly you want to disappear — from social media sites to retailer databases — and then you have to figure out how you’re going to do all that. So attention, web users. This is something you’ll want to bookmark. A new […]


Apple security blunder exposes Lion login passwords in clear text

With the latest Lion security update, Mac OS X 10.7.3, Apple has accidentally turned on a debug log file outside of the encrypted area that stores the user’s password in clear text. An Apple programmer, apparently by accident, left a debug flag in the most recent version of the Mac OS X operating system. In […]


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Cybercrime Game Theory: Why Apple’s Malware Grace Period Ended Early

It was always just a matter of time until malware writers started targeting Macs. Until suddenly, time was up–much sooner than expected. The Flashback Trojan that infected 700,000 Macs at its peak earlier this month represents a rude awakening for Apple users who long believed their computers to be immune from the kind of malicious […]


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TLSv1 Encryption Hacked

According to a recent Whitepaper published here : Hackers break SSL encryption used by millions of sites The vulnerability resides in versions 1.0 and earlier of TLS, or transport layer security, the successor to the secure sockets layer technology that serves as the internet’s foundation of trust. Although versions 1.1 and 1.2 of TLS aren’t […]