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Encryption in the Spotlight due to Vulnerable Android Apps

Last week, Ars Technica’s Dan Goodin published a story detailing how downloaded Android applications have the potential to expose the sensitive personal data of more than 185 million users.  Vulnerabilities due to inadequate or incorrect use of SSL/TLS protocol libraries … Continue reading

Yahoo and Formspring Experience Security Breaches: Is Your Password Safe Anywhere?

If one of your many usernames and passwords hasn’t been hacked lately, consider yourself lucky. Just this week, two more companies — Yahoo and the social question-and-answer site Formspring — announced major security breaches. The New York Times reported that … Continue reading

The Password Problem: The Most Common — and Avoidable — Threat to IT Security

Computerworld’s Jaikumar Vijayan story today on the Utah Department of Health security breach that exposed approximately 280,000 Social Security numbers highlights a point we’ve written about many times in the past: Weak, easy-to-guess passwords are perhaps the biggest threat to … Continue reading

Microsoft, TicketWeb Latest Victims of Online Hackers

News filtered out earlier this week about two recent security breaches. TechCrunch reported on an attack on Microsoft’s online store in India, which exposed user information including email addresses, order histories and addresses (but excluding credit card numbers). And during … Continue reading

Another Month, Another Major Security Breach

Before last week, chances are you’d probably never heard of iBahn, a Salt Lake City-based company that provides Internet services to hotel chains such as Marriott International Inc. Last week, however, the company suffered a disconcerting security breach at the … Continue reading

Millions of Gamers Have Their Data Stolen…Again

It’s happened – again. A major gaming network has been hacked, compromising millions of users’ information. Last night, Steam – Valve’s online gaming service – announced that its database had been breached. The database included coded passwords, billing information and encrypted … Continue reading