Tags: Hacking

A Summary of the Equifax Hack and What to Do Next

What Happened? Last Thursday, Equifax disclosed an information security breach that compromised personal information on approximately 143 million people in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The compromised data included: Social Security Number (SSN) Date of Birth (DoB) Address Driver’s License (DL) Number The breach also disclosed the Credit Card (CC) Primary Account […]

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UPDATED: A Quick Rant on the Wassenaar Arrangement

UPDATE: The U.S. government has decided to scrap the initial version of the Wassenaar Arrangement.  The decision to do so was driven by the negative feedback from many of its stakeholders.  This is a great example of the system working and common sense prevailing.  I’d like to see this happen more often. I’m going to […]

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The Week That Was – 2013-05-13

I have a decent sized batch of links for you all this week.  As a warning, I’ll occasionally wander out of the purely INFOSEC or risk realms.  There are a couple of those items thrown in this week.  It’s important to look around at other subjects to give us perspective and insight.  Part of that […]

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The Week That Was – 2013-03-19

We have some good ones this week. Andrew Hay and Ray Umerley have some interesting points about brining up the next generation of information security professionals.  [2], [9]  As a profession we tend to focus on the technical aspect of the problem and encourage folks to specialize in one particular area of the profession.  We […]

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The Week That Was – 3/10/2013

I am back.  Here are the items that caught my eye last week.  Here are some highlights. In a victory for the 4th Amendment, the U.S. 9th District Court ruled that willy-nilly searching of travelers’ bags at border crossings is unconstitutional.  What is constitutional is conducting those searches with probable cause.  [3], [28]  In this […]

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The Week that Was – Christmas Edition

I’ve been remiss on posting The Week That Was installments the past couple of weeks.  I’m hoping this marks me finally getting back on track. You’ll find that the “LOW to PWNED” series by Chris Gates takes up a lot of real estate this week.  I found hist blog series through another article and I […]

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The Week That Was – 11/26/2012

Here’s the week that was.  As always, we have a little bit of everything from encrypted messages from secret societies [18] to Chinese aircraft carriers [9]. The story about the encrypted messages from the Great Enlightened Society of Oculists was my favorite.  [18]  It’s a great overlap of history and technology.  And the technology used […]

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The Week That Was – 11/19/2012

Responsible adulthood sucks.  I’ve been up to my eyeballs in personal and professional work and the blog had to take a back seat.  I finally got it pushed up the priority list.  Here are the items I was able to come up with last week. The side channel attacks on virtual systems is interesting.  [2], […]

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The Week That Was – 10/22/2012

Welcome back, sports fans!  We’ve got a decent sized list of links this week.  One of the threads I picked up on was some lingering commentary on the Huawei and ZTE revelation last week.  And when I say revelation, I mean that the mainstream media recently picked up on it.  First, China rounded up 9,000 […]

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The Week That Was – 10/15/2012

The big news last week was the U.S. officially calling out the PRC for putting backdoors in telecom equipment.  So how many of you are shocked?  I’m just shocked it took this long to come out officially. [2-3],[6] If anyone is looking for good Loss Event Frequency (LEF) data surrounding data breaches, check out the […]

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