Tags: Passwords

Practical Password Advice for INFOSEC Pros and Normal People

I recently conducted an informal poll via Facebook asking my friends what kinds of information security topics they’d like to hear about. That population has a pretty good spread of information security professionals and normal people and a subject I heard frequently from both groups was: What can we do with passwords that is reasonably safe and reasonably usable? […]

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The Week That Was – 2013.11.25

I’m trying a slightly different format this week.  The article titles I’m discussing are hyperlinked titles introducing the commentary.  I think this breaks it up a little better and lets you pick and choose more easily.  Let me know if you have an opinion one way or the other. This week we discuss Cryptolocker and […]

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The Week That Was – 2013.11.15

This week we have a wide spectrum of topics.  Facebook subtly calls out Adobe.  We discuss the nuance of malicious code on the International Space Station (ISS), which includes our first ever Bonus Link at no additional cost!  We briefly mention some new published research papers and take a trip in the Way Back Machine […]

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The Week That Was – 2013-11-05

I’ll get this regular publication thing down yet.  I’m shooting for every Friday.  One of you data nerds out there find a good over/under number for the days past Friday I post a Week That Was article. Now for the content. Last week I talked about the fact that LinkedIn’s new application called “Intro” included […]

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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 – 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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The Week That Was – 10/8/2012

Light load this week, folks.  I was out scaring trout in the Pisgah National Forrest instead of reading up on current events.  Only commentary I have is that we now have SHA-3 [3] and someone takes one more kick at the dead horse that is password technology. [1] I suppose the Mega Droid project is […]

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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 – 9/10/2012

The news reporting is a little light this week, folks.  Yet again, responsible adulthood gets in the way of fun and frivolity.  I still have a few gems for you though. First, let’s talk about the new attack on SSL/TLS. [9]  It relies on a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack and works a lot like the Beast […]

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