The latest strain of ransomware has been in the news, accompanied by somewhat sensationalistic news coverage. Yes, it’s a big deal, but not unexpected – ransomware is only going to get worse. Right now it’s focused on availability, next it’ll be integrity (more on that in the next post). One question that’s just starting to […]
Airplanes and laptop bans have been in the news a lot recently. Is it a good idea? Nope.
MacRumors has an interesting article on the iPhone8 with a rumor that it’ll forgo the fingerprint reader in favor of a 3D facial scanner. It’s an interesting idea that could be very convenient, but would it be secure?
Cloud services can be great – helpful, convenient, and easy to use. They also can be unreliable, insecure, and a risk to privacy. Consumer cloud environments, like Google, Yahoo, and Apple have no SLA, no contractual remedy for a breach, and are rarely compliant with corporate security policies. I, like many security professionals, avoid using […]
Let me describe a situation, and see if you can guess what I’m referring to: A high-profile hack occurred, including data disclosure, and has been attributed to a foreign government. The original source for that attribution was a leak to the press, followed by statements from the executive branch. Later, the intelligence community released a […]