Monthly Archives: December 2015

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2015. If it were a … Continue reading

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The 10 Most Significant Hacks of 2015

The key word here is ‘significant’. It would be easy to classify hacks according to how many people were compromised, but that is only one factor in determining if a hack is significant or not. Other factors must include the … Continue reading

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Just in Time for the Holidays; History’s Worst Credit Card Hack

If you ever attend a black hat hacker convention, you will be warned not to carry credit cards. You are advised to keep all credit cards in your hotel room or, if you must carry them, to bunch them together … Continue reading

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Dangerous New Attack Vectors Unveiled at Black Hat Europe 2015

For most companies and institutions, security is a game of catch-up. You may have the most up-to-date security software available to protect yourself from all known threats, but it’s the threat a few years down the line that will likely … Continue reading

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How Terrorists Communicate

One of the first questions many security experts had about the Paris terrorist attacks was: How is it possible that such a well-planned and coordinated attack could fly under the intelligence radar? The answer to this question was quite surprising. … Continue reading

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