This is a long and complicated story with many twists and turns, but it all begins shortly after Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State in 2009. According to some sources, Hillary was never really interested in using the government email system. She preferred to use her Blackberry for her emailing, even when such actions were … Continue reading Hillary’s Email was Hacked, but What was the Extent of the Damage?
By now, almost everyone knows that the easiest way for a hacker to get into a corporate or institutional network is by compromising one of its endpoints. Endpoints are simply those devices (computers, smartphones, tablets) connected to a network. Cyber criminals have many ways to take administrative control of these endpoints. Often they use phishing … Continue reading “IT Security’s Weakest Link”: The Endpoint Security Problem
If you try to visit Wikipedia, you might see an ad with the following message. (I blurred the currency because it is adapted to your IP address.) My first feeling was that of mild panic. I had no idea Wikipedia was in so much trouble. If so, this seemed like a true emergency. After all, … Continue reading Is Wikipedia on the Brink of Financial Collapse?
A recent webinar delivered by cyber security firm, Centrify (The Phantom Identity Menace), clearly outlined the threats that modern companies and institutions face from attacks that use compromised identities. Of course, Centrify hopes to interest potential customers in their Centrify Identity Platform, but that’s part of the deal in giving these webinars. Why else would they … Continue reading The Phantom Identity Menace: How to Detect Hidden Criminals on Your Network
Snapchat cofounders Evan Spiegel, left, and Bobby Murphy As long as Evan Spiegel maintains control of Snapchat, you can be 100% sure his company will be repeatedly hacked. How can I be so sure? For two simple reasons. First, Spiegel has made too many people angry in his scramble for power and money. Second, Snapchat … Continue reading Snapchat Hacked Again, and This Won’t Be the Last Time