Monthly Archives: August 2014

Why Was the Dissection of Snake Malware pulled from the Black Hat Conference?

I can’t answer this question precisely, so I am going to have to speculate a bit in this post. One thing is for sure, I don’t accept the official BAE explanation. “We are not now speaking on this at Black … Continue reading

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PR Move or Not, The 1.2 Billion Russian Hack Focuses Attention on Multi-factor Authentication

Security experts around the globe were asking a lot of questions when the biggest hack in the history of planet Earth was announced by the New York Times. How could anyone amass so many email credentials without being discovered? Okay, … Continue reading

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Beware! A New Twist on the Facebook/Free Walmart Gift Card Scam is Making the Rounds

This scam has been around for a few years but it occasionally resurfaces in a different form. The new form is just a little more sophisticated. I know, because I was targeted this morning. I noticed the usual email update … Continue reading

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Whac-A-Mole: Profiling and Stopping the Malicious Insider

Two-thirds of data breaches involve insiders giving information to outsiders, whether they are aware of what they are doing or not. According to a report by Kroll Advisory Solutions, “moles, opportunists, contractors, disgruntled employees, and ex-IT personnel—all currently pose a … Continue reading

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