In Other News | Posted 21 Oct 2014 | Comments Off on Did the DEA go too far? | 1,226 views
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Sondra Arquiett was busted for possession of cocaine.  She pled guilty and received probation.  She later discovered that the DEA opened a Facebook account in her name and was impersonating her online.  The DEA went so far as to post …

In Other News | Posted 21 Oct 2014 | Comments Off on Android Malware Delivered Via Stego | 1,001 views

Help Net Security is reporting that malware can be delivered to an Android device via steganographic techniques.  The exploit works by disguising the malware in an encrypted image file. Some obfuscated code is included in the APK to extract the …

Communications | Posted 20 Sep 2014 | Comments Off on Apple/Google Will Encrypt Phones | 963 views

Both Apple and Google have announced that they will be encrypting data on their future operating systems. Both companies are claiming that they will be unable to recover data from the their devices for law enforcement.  Will this tactic of …

Defense In Depth | Posted 9 May 2014 | Comments Off on A Poor Use of Sudo | 2,291 views

Sudo is the tool in Linux and Unix environments for granting administrative privileges to a normal user on a server. The beauty of sudo is that the user does not need to know the root password. Their own password grants …

In Other News | Posted 14 Mar 2013 | Comments Off on NVD Down Due To Malware | 4,292 views

Ironically, the US National Vulnerability Database is down due to malware on the servers. The NVD serves as a tool that allow system administrators to identify potential problem with operating systems and software that is being run on servers. The …

In Other News | Posted 18 Feb 2013 | Comments Off on Burger King Hacked | 2,190 views

Burger King’s Twitter account has been hacked. The hacker quickly announced the sale to their arch rival McDonald’s. The hacked account now sports a McDonald’s logo and multiple fake tweets. Twitter has suspended the account. McDonald’s tweeted in response: We

In Other News | Posted 14 Feb 2013 | Comments Off on Adobe Exploits in the Wild | 1,700 views

The Adobe Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) has post an advisory for two nulnerabilities. This affects both Window and Mac OS X platforms. Adobe has acknowledged reports of malicious PDF files being sent in the wild.…

In Other News | Posted 26 Dec 2012 | Comments Off on Zuckerberg Privacy Issue | 2,729 views

Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, is upset that one of her Facebook pictures was a little more public than she intended. Callie Schweitzer was able to see the picture because of an indirect relationship between their …