I’ve actually been holding off on posting this news since last week, but since Sony has come forth with more details it would seem now is a good time to bring it up. Long story short – The Sony Playstation network has been hacked.
Archive for April, 2011
The Guardian reported yesterday that security researchers Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan have discovered that iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad (3G enabled) keep an extensive log of you geographic location on the device, and once you sync with iTunes, also on your computer.
So, show of hands: Who here has ever seen the NBC show “To Catch A Predator”?
I’m an avid user myself of the cloud service known as Dropbox. I like being able to store things in the cloud that I can access from pretty much anywhere; regardless of what platform or operating system I’m using at that current moment in time.
Malware has been found on the USPS Rapid Information Bulletin Board System (RIBBS) website.
That’s right folks, ISW finally has an Information Security downloads section. There’s not too much to look at right now, but plenty more is on it’s way. Some of the documents are created by myself while others were put together by others and just improved upon by me. You can find them at the “Downloads” [...]
Mobile devices such as iPhones, Android phones, iPads, Xooms, Windows Phone 7, and others, are on the verge of both great and not-so-great things. As these mobile devices gain popularity and continue to come down in costs, they become attractive to businesses, consumers and especially malicious individuals.
I’m somehow not surprised by this. If a company has defense-in-depth and a layered approach to Information Security, but their weakest link is still their employees, then all their expensive and well placed defenses mean nothing.
Many large banks and credit card issuers are sending out e-mails that hackers compromised Epsilon’s systems these past few days and may have gotten away with lots of e-mail addresses belonging to their clients’ customers.
When I first read this story I thought this was another account of malware on the Android phones (I’m glad I’m an iPhone user). Once I dived into the story, I actually laughed a bit over this one.
While this isn’t directly related to Information Security it is still very concerning. Records containing names, ages, work numbers and personal history were found in dumpsters behind a strip mall and belonged to the Huntington Learning Center in East Northport, Long Island. So the school was contracting out record disposal to a 3rd party that [...]
As quoted from the article: “Zodiac Island has run on more than 100 U.S. TV stations around the country, including ABC, NBC, Fox and CBS affiliates. The show is produced by Hawaii-based WER1 World Network, which signed up with Wisconsin-based ISP and data-hosting company CyberLynk.”