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Steganography: Hiding In Plain Sight

October 18, 2012 Added by:Alan Woodward

I recently wrote a piece for the BBC in which I tried to explain why steganography (as opposed to cryptography) posed a threat. Or least it might. The trouble is we don't really know, and the default position has been to assume that because we haven't discovered it being used en masse the threat is negligible...

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6.5 TFLOPS of Cryptographic Power in Your Palm?

October 09, 2012 Added by:Damion Waltermeyer

The power of parallelism cannot be overstated when it comes to these sorts of applications. Rather than go for a single powerful CPU, Adapteva has chosen to use a Dual ARM CPU with low power accelerator cores. This allows them to scale up cores cheaply and rapidly...

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How I Learned about File Encryption the Hard Way

September 06, 2012 Added by:Scott Thomas

Learn about file versus whole disk encryption, as well as where keys are stored. Also learn to move the keys if you're going to wipe a drive. If I can offer anything to anyone about file encryption it would be to completely understand how it works before you play with live data...

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Chimps With Guns and the Bloggers Who Give Them Ammo

August 02, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

One must know the technology and the problems with it before using it cognizantly. This unfortunately is not the case in what is being advocated by Quinn Norton on Wired with regard to Cryptocat. Specifically where she makes declamations about overthrowing governments with things like untested crypto schemes...

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Blame the Silver Heads?

July 17, 2012 Added by:Ian Tibble

The idea that CEOs are responsible for all our problems is one of the sacred holy cows of the security industry. Security analysts, managers, self-proclaimed "Evangelists", "Subject Matter Experts", ad infinitum are responsible for the problems. Lets look at ourselves before blaming others...

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Insecure Cryptographic Storage Explained

July 12, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

The impact of Insecure Cryptographic Storage flaws when exploited is usually quite high due to the fact that the information that is usually encrypted are important things like personally identifiable information, trade secrets, healthcare records, personal information and credit card numbers...

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Yahoo!'s No Encryption Trumps LinkedIn's Unsalted Hash

July 12, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Just a month after LinkedIn experienced a significant security breach and caught flack for not "salting their hash", the revelation that the Yahoo! credentials were not even stored in an encrypted format should have everyone concerned about how seriously companies are taking the security of their users...

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RSA: Claims of SecurID 800 Token Crack are Whack

June 27, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"RSA has received many inquiries, press pickups, blog entries, and tweets regarding an alleged crack by researchers of the RSA SecurID 800 authenticator... an alarming claim and should rightly concern customers who have deployed the RSA SecurID 800 authenticator. The only problem is that it’s not true..."

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Researchers Crack RSA SecurID Tokens, Extract Keys

June 25, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"[These products are] designed specifically to deal with the case where somebody gets physical access to it or takes control of a computer that has access to it... Here, if the malware is very smart, it can actually extract the keys out of the token.That's why it's dangerous"...

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If I Told You, I'd Have to Kill You

June 11, 2012 Added by:Ed Bellis

All of these breaches present a great opportunity to learn what does and doesn’t work in information security. But when we get responses like the one posted by Last.FM not only do we not learn anything, we don’t have any reason to believe they have either...

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The Future of Algorithms

May 17, 2012 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

Algorithms have infiltrated every application and industry on the planet. They cover standard operational control methods such as linear programming, process control and optimization, simulation, queuing, critical path analysis, project management and quality control...

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Securing Your Company Against BYOD-Created Threats

May 14, 2012 Added by:Ashley Furness

The increasing emergence of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies has both good and bad implications. Here are four strategies your company should implement to keep data secure while supporting employees' choice to use their own laptops, smartphones and tablets in the workplace...

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Taming the WWW or Wild Wild West

May 13, 2012 Added by:Jayson Wylie

There is a reason the security world refers to exploitation on the Internet to activity ‘in the wild’. A comparison can be made to the lawless, tough and unforgiving world of the Wild West in American history. You can get your stuffz or scalp taken...

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Ninety Percent of HTTPS Websites Insecure

May 08, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Of the 200,000 HTTPS websites tested, only about 10% are properly secured. Changes need to be made to the secure online transaction system. Several of the issues have already been addressed, sadly it seems that the appropriate measures to secure SSL have just not been taken...

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Did Iran Recover Encrypted Data from Downed Stealth Drone?

May 02, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Iranian officials recently released claims that they have finished their reverse engineering of the downed US stealth drone and will begin to make a copy. The Iranians released information they say was encrypted flight and maintenance data from internal databases...

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Who is Your Machine Talking To?

April 13, 2012 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf

Network connections that communicate with machine-to-machine (M2M) management platforms are especially prone to attacks, in part because the M2M systems primarily communicate via Wi-Fi networks and 2 or 3G connections...

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