Cyber Security

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Al-Jazeera Hacked
There are hacks, and then there are hacks. After Tuesday morning’s apparent Apple UDID dump, Al-Jazeera’s English website has been defaced in about the most conspicuous way possible. But who’s responsible? Clearly someone with a bone to pick with Al-Jazeera. But who is this Al-Rashedon? An opponent of Al-Jazeera’s coverage of Syrian civil war? The Continue Reading →
Windows
Our recent feature on the growing vulnerability of passwords chronicled the myriad ways crackers extract clues used to guess other people’s login credentials. Add to that list a password reminder feature built in to recent versions of Microsoft’s Windows operating system. It turns out the password clues for Windows 7 and 8 are stored in Continue Reading →
Keyboard Pattern
(This content was originally posted on JasonPalmer.com.) Just because your password meets complexity requirements does not necessarily make it a strong password. It is a given that many sites require you to have a password of a minimum length of at least six or eight characters, and some go so far as to require the Continue Reading →
Blizzard Entertainment
Activision Blizzard Thursday warned users of its Battle.net gaming portal that their personal data has been accessed by attackers. The company recommended that players in North America and beyond immediately change their passwords. “This week, our security team found an unauthorized and illegal access into our internal network here at Blizzard. We quickly took steps Continue Reading →

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