New Attacks on Old Vulnerabilities

Over the last few weeks we (Adrian Bryan and I, the authors and Bob Cromwell, the Technical Editor) have been revising Learning Tree Course 468, System and Network Security Introduction. That is a time-consuming process that Learning Tree authors perform at least once a year. One of the major tasks for 468 is to make […]
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Three New Trends in Authentication

Frequent readers of this blog will know that I tend to follow trends in authentication and that I am interested in making good-quality authentication commonplace. Recently three topics in authentication caught my attention, and I’d like to share them with you. Fujitsu’s PalmEntryXS First, Fujitsu announced PalmEntryXS a new addition to its PalmSecure line. The […]
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Hospitals and Passwords – Three Essentials for Securing Critical Equipment

I would have thought the safest and most-protected computer hardware in the world would be in hospitals. Seriously, if someone could hack an artificial heart, the consequences could be disastrous. Imagine my shock, then, when I read a Wired article about how easy it was to hack medical equipment found in hospitals! Perhaps I shouldn’t […]
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More On The Minority Report

Recently I commented on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Minority Committee of the US Senate’s report about the security of government agencies. (You can get a PDF copy here.) The earlier post was about the use of default passwords at government agencies. There are some other troubling items in the report and I wanted […]
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Whose (De)fault Is It?

Just a few days ago as I write this, February 4th to be specific, the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Minority Committee of the US Senate released a report about the security of government agencies. You can get a PDF copy here. The report, called The Federal Government’s Track Record on Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure […]
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