Items Tagged with "Encryption"


Public Key Infrastructure 1998 – 2012

March 25, 2012 Added by:Ben Rothke

PKI was and still is a powerful set of technologies. But it was a solution far ahead of its time. It was doomed by a lack of standards, interoperability issues, deployment complexities, and a level of complication that confounded even technologically competent end-users...

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Fifteen Unsafe Security Practices that Lead to Data Breaches

March 21, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

Database security is an essential element of overall security maturity at enterprise level. Underestimating its value and not dedicating sufficient attention to developing a comprehensive data security plan can, in many instances, lead to data compromise...

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Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive

March 20, 2012 Added by:Ben Rothke

Liars and Outliers is an absolutely fascinating and groundbreaking book. In this election year where the candidates attempt to make sweeping simplistic promises to fix complex problems, Schneier simply answers that in our complex society, there are no simple answers...

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Assessment of Visual Voicemail Security

March 19, 2012 Added by:Enno Rey

After activation of the VVM feature, the configuration file is stored containing the username, protocol, state of the account and the server IP. Having the username and server IP an attacker can run brute force attacks against the email server which is exposed to the Internet...

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Examining the Top Ten Database Threats

March 14, 2012 Added by:PCI Guru

Most attacks are perpetrated inside the perimeter, so protection from an inside attack is important. Once an attacker is on the inside, it is easy to use SQL injection or other techniques to obtain data. Organizations are just beginning to understand the insider threat...

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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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