By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst


Dirty sex website xHamster exploited in malvertising campaign

January 29th, 2015

For anyone thinks that they can get their sexual kicks surfing the seedier parts of the internet, rather than lurking about your city’s red light district, I’ve got some bad news for you. You can catch an infection in real life, and you can catch one on your computer too. xHamster, one of the world’s […]

By: - Senior Architect


Security Resiliency

October 13th, 2014

Computer security is in the headlines yet again. Last week it was the bash “Shellshock” vulnerability, before that it was the Home Depot credit card breach, and now the news is all about the security breach at JP Morgan. [ed.: And since Dan wrote this post, we’re knee deep in news about the Dairy Queen data breach […]

By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Whitehat Lessons from $300M Cyber Crime Spree

July 30th, 2013

By now you’ve read about the new indictment of five hackers from Russia and Ukraine in what is being called the “largest data breach scheme in the US.” You can read the DOJ press release here and/or a redacted copy of the indictment here [PDF]. In what is really a continuation of the Albert Gonzalez […]

By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Blocking USB Borne Malware Isn’t Rocket Science

August 15th, 2012

In a recent newsletter, the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) devoted significant space to a recent malware incident involving a removable media flash drive. Basically, someone connected a personally-owned USB flash drive to an air-gapped or isolated system; this USB stick was later found to be infected with the Hamweq virus. We’ve […]

By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

USBs: Unsafe at Any Speed?

August 12th, 2011

I always enjoy hearing about our venerable events in the popular press – sometimes they’re yuk-inducing, like this bit on Marketplace about their reporter asking about getting WiFi at Black Hat 2011 (see here or listen here for the whole piece). And although I did not attend, I’ve been trying to catch up on some […]

By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Defending Against K(H)OBE

May 17th, 2010

So, how are IT Security folks like Los Suns as they prepare for the NBA Conference Championships? Because they’re all racing around trying to figure out how to guard against K(h)obe. <groan> Well, actually, it couldn’t be further from the truth. While Los Suns will probably have their hands full with Bryant, I suspect the […]

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