LinkedIn Accounts May Have Been Hacked

It is a good time to change your LinkedIn password. Lifehacker reports that up to 6.5 million accounts may have been compromised. Just to be safe change your LinkedIn password now. I did. One report at The Verge notes that part of the issue may be the type of hash used. I will discuss these issues in […]
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Injections (Not the Kind from the Doctor!)

Dark Reading reported in early May of this year that injection attacks are on the rise again. Injection attacks were also number one on the OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Top Ten for 2011. The OWASP Top Ten project describes itself  as “a broad consensus about what the most critical web application security flaws […]
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Encrypt Early, Encrypt Often

My last post was about malicious update notices that pop up when using public network connections. I advised checking digital signatures on the updates. I want to add to that and expand a bit on public communication channels and storage. First, when you use a public network, wired or wireless, your data may not be […]
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Update Before You Leave! And Other Advice for the Cyber Road Warrior

I recently traveled to Denver to attend the American Society for Training and Development’s (ASTD) International Conference and Exposition (ICE). I stayed at the Embassy Suites next to the conference venue, the Colorado Convention Center. (The conference was fantastic, by the way, but that’s not what this post is about…) While I was there the […]
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What Is Computer Security?

What is “computer security”? When Adrian Bryan and I set out to write our Introduction to System and Network Security course for Learning Tree some years ago, we needed to start with a definition. It served as a sort of goal or guiding light in writing the course materials. The definition is from Simson Garfinkel […]
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