Items Tagged with "Encryption"


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CyLab Researchers Release Free Smartphone Security App

March 14, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"SafeSlinger provides you with the confidence that the person you are communicating with is actually the person they have represented themselves to be... SafeSlinger provides secure communications and file transfer even if the servers involved are tainted with malware..."

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How Safe is Paying Online with Your Smart Phone?

March 13, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Handset manufacturers, application developers, and mobile security vendors continue working to improve mobile security. Banks are offering a consistent sign-on experience for both their online and mobile channels, including multifactor authentication programs for mobile...

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A Tale of Two Encryption Cases

March 12, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The issue in the decryption cases is not whether the decrypted contents of the computer are testimonial. Instead, the issue in these cases is whether the ACT of decrypting information on the computer is testimonial. The answer to that question is that it depends...

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HTTPS and Tor: Working to Protect Your Security Online

March 09, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

EFF frequently recommends that Internet users who are concerned about protecting their anonymity and security online use HTTPS Everywhere, which encrypts your communications with many websites, in conjunction with Tor, which helps to protect your anonymity online...

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Researchers Successfully Hacked Online Voting System

March 07, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Within 48 hours of the system going live, we had gained nearcomplete control of the election server. We successfully changed every vote and revealed almost every secret ballot. Election officials did not detect our intrusion for nearly two business days..."

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NASA Unprepared for Cyber Attacks

March 05, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The internal investigation at NASA also revealed that almost none of the agency's portable devices are encrypted, and that at least one of the stolen laptops contained algorithms to command and control systems for the International Space Station...

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OTA Advocates Always On SSL

March 05, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Online Trust Alliance (OTA) is calling on the security, business and interactive advertising communities to adopt Always On SSL (AOSSL), the approach of using SSL/TLS across your entire website to protect users with persistent security, from arrival to login to logout...

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Congressional Testimony Reveals Security at NASA Lacking

March 02, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"In its fiscal year 2010 report to Congress on FISMA implementation, the OMB reported a Government-wide encryption rate for these devices of 54 percent. However, as of February 1, 2012, only 1 percent of NASA portable devices/laptops have been encrypted," Martin testified...

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LM Hash Flaw: Windows Passwords Easy to Crack

March 01, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

The thing is that the lower security hashes are not present on the SAM stored on the hard drive. When the security accounts are loaded into active RAM, Windows re-creates the LM hashes. The LM Hash can be pulled from active RAM using the Windows Credential Editor (WCE)...

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AntiSec, Stratfor, WikiLeaks, and Much Ado about Nothing

February 29, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Some of us out there know a little bit about how intelligence works. While the likes of WikiLeaks rail about how some are using money and perhaps even sex to sway their sources, the reality is that this game has always been played this way. Intelligence is a dirty business...

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Secure Now or Forever...

February 24, 2012 Added by:Pamela Gupta

Traditional access control is simple, but permission-based access has become challenging – applications that request the user’s permission to access sensitive data explicitly. We are expecting users to be system administrators without adequate training, which is not feasible...

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Encryption: A Buzzword, Not a Silver Bullet

February 16, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

Encryption, buzzword, not a silver bullet for protecting data on your servers. In order to determine how encryption fits into server data protection, consider four encryption components on the server side: passwords, tables, partitions and inter-tier socket communications...

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Researchers Discover Widespread Cryptographic Vulnerabilities

February 15, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The consequences of these vulnerabilities are extremely serious. In all cases, a weak key would allow an eavesdropper on the network to learn confidential information, such as passwords or the content of messages, exchanged with a vulnerable server...

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Twitter Finally Enables HTTPS as a Default Setting

February 14, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Among other security benefits, the HTTPS feature will prevent users from having their login credentials stolen by attackers who may attempt to harvest passwords when users access their accounts over unencrypted Wi-Fi networks...

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Data at Rest: Dormant But Dangerous

February 10, 2012 Added by:Simon Heron

Data is considered to be either ‘at rest’, ‘in transit’ or ‘in use.’ When putting security measures in place, it is important to consider all three states and address risks associated with each. This article examines data at rest and proposes strategies to minimize dangers...

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Encryption: On Hashing Basics

February 08, 2012 Added by:PCI Guru

Never store the obscured value along with the truncated value. Always separate the two values and also implement security on the obscured value so that people cannot readily get the obscured value and the truncated value together without oversight and management approval...

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