Criminals are constantly finding new ways to get a hold of your credit card number and expiration date. Businesses to whom you give your credit card information are constantly finding ways to lose this information. Why is it so easy to steal credit card numbers, and should you be worried?
In case you weren't aware, a vulnerability in the public key infrastructure (PKI) of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) has been in the news recently. Is it a big deal? It's definitely a problem highlighted by some important and great research in the field.
Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it was releasing a new streamlined antivirus product with a small foot print, code-named "Morro". Additionally, Microsoft says that the product will be completely free.
I previously wrote about on the fly encryption, also known as OTFE in my article about using it on my PDA to encrypt data in case the device is stolen.
Today, I'm writing about OTFE for Linux servers. The benefits of OTFE are that you only have to type a password once, and then the encrypted data is easily accessible for the entire session. However, if someone steals your hard disk, the data is as secure as your encryption key.
Although many organizations are likely to protecting data with passwords and a network firewall, there are many network access controls that are overlooked. I'm going to cover some of the most common ones.
According to Brian Krebs, Security Fix blogger for The Washington Post, the State of Washington, assisted by Microsoft Corp., has filed a "John Doe" lawsuit against the distributor of the Antivirus 2009 malware, which I wrote about earlier.