There’s no technical reason why a competently-programmed website can’t handle passwords of any length, containing virtually any combination of characters, however squiggly.
Online news site International Business Times has revealed that the notorious Syrian Electronic Army hacking group successfully breached its security, and removed a story that was embarrassing to the country’s regime. Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
It would be good to know what the evidence is, as it sure doesn’t have the hallmarks of a state-sponsored attack.
Oh arse! Registered users of Ars Technica told their passwords might now be in the hands of hackers. Not that Ars Technica is making the news that obvious on its webpage, mind you…
Fancy checking in as a complete stranger and changing their seat? It’s easy peasy thanks to this security flaw. Learn more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
The New York premiere of Seth Rogen’s movie “The Interview” has been cancelled. The reason? Someone posted this anonymously on PasteBin…
Security experts at ESET have released their latest research into the notorious TorrentLocker malware, which has infected thousands of computer systems around the world, taking data hostage and demanding a ransom be paid to ensure their safe return. Learn more in my article on the We Live Security blog.
Microsoft deserves our support and whole-hearted thanks for playing hard ball with the US authorities on this important privacy issue.
The FBI has privately warned US energy and defence firms to be on the lookout for a sophisticated attack against their computer systems by sophisticated Iranian hackers. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
The Cloud Atlas malware campaign is designed to intercept communications and record phone calls. And iPhone and iPad users don’t escape entirely unscathed. Read more in my article on the Intego Mac Security blog.