Security Watch - Page 13

Keeping Track of patches and hacks in the IT security world.


Apple Fingerprints, Keychain: Why Randomness Matters

September 11, 2013 12:10 PM
Fingerprint-based authentication is coming to the mainstream with the iPhone 5S, but is it about real security, or is it about ease of use?

NSA Bullrun, 9/11 and Why Enterprises Should Walk Before They Run

September 09, 2013 8:20 PM
The NSA has been cracking codes for a long time. Should enterprises be concerned?

Password Lies, Truth and Google Authenticator

September 04, 2013 2:15 PM
What you know or don't know about password security can hurt you.

How Did Syrian Electronic Army Take Down The New York Times?

August 28, 2013 8:30 AM
You wouldn't leave the front door to your house unlocked, so why would anyone leave their domain unlocked?
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Complex Password Cracking About to Get Faster

August 27, 2013 1:10 PM
Longer, more complicated passwords are mathematically more complex to crack, but thanks to a new tool from Hashcat, that's about to change.

NASDAQ Halt: System Glitch or Hack?

August 23, 2013 9:30 AM
The NASDAQ stock exchange halted trading for hours yesterday, with the cause being labeled as a technical glitch, but events in recent memory may cause some to look for another root cause.

Apple, Facebook Hackers Get Their 'Just' Reward (or Do They?)

August 21, 2013 12:55 PM
Should security researchers be rewarded for violating the security of the sites they are trying to help protect? A pair of recent incidents potentially reveal two different answers.

Groklaw, NSA and Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt

August 20, 2013 1:00 PM
The NSA's email spying program is blamed in the shutdown of Groklaw, a popular open-source Website that led the fight against Linux litigant SCO.

Open-Source PHP Gets Updates for Stability, Security

August 19, 2013 9:45 AM
New PHP 5.5.2 and 5.4.18 updates provide fixes for flaws old and new, including fixes for heap overflow, OpenSSL and Session Fixation issues.

Was 'The New York Times' Hacked?

August 15, 2013 10:30 AM
The site was offline from 11:10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET on Wed., Aug. 14, sparking speculation about the possible cause and its nefarious implications.

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