Tags: Apple IOS

Ransomware Defenses

I just stumbled across an article talking about a new variant of ransomware called CryptoWall 3.0.  The fact that there are multiple strains and versions of ransomware suggest to me that they provide a lucrative revenue stream for the Bad Guys.  That got me thinking about the problem more broadly and how we can defend ourselves […]

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The Week That Was – 10/1/2012

This is actually a link dump for the past two weeks. Last week completely got away from me. All the cool kids were bashing passwords the past two weeks. [2], [22-23], [28], [40]  I agree that passwords are not the ideal authentication tool. However, it seems that history has shown that passwords strike the right […]

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The Week That Was – 9/17/2012

We’ve got a bumper crop this week.  There are the obligatory links to the GoDaddy affair.  I get the distinct feeling that the GoDaddy event was not nearly as sensational as the security community would have liked.  Still it’s a sad commentary when your best PR move was to claim self-inflicted gunshot wound to the […]

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The Week(s) that Was (Were) – 8/31/2012

It’s been a tough couple of weeks, sports fans.  I’ve not been good about keeping up on INFOSEC current events and sharing them out with you.  Here is a backlog that has a big blind spot from last week.  Feel free to make any article suggestions I should include from the blind spot and I’ll […]

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Apple Security

For a long time, Apple has not been significantly affected by malicious code. There has not been an I Love You, Code Red, or a Zeus affecting the Apple ecosystem that I can recall. This lack of malicious code epidemic has led many to assume that Macs are more secure than PCs. While I am […]

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