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January, 2013

January 31, 2013  4:29 PM

Symantec Single Sign-On

Posted by: Dan O'Connor

This is news to me, I had no idea that they were working on something like this. I like and dislike single sign-on. For end users I think it's great, not having to remember so many passwords is a big win for them. Spending...

January 31, 2013  4:23 PM


Posted by: Dan O'Connor

Apparently this is happing and it is increasing. There is a large disparity between the case mentioned and the others referenced at the end as other examples. But it could be that this person just got in to more...

January 31, 2013  12:15 AM

Ticketmaster Captcha No More

Posted by: Dan O'Connor

Ticketmaster is dropping the dreaded Captcha, the one thing that really makes getting those perfect seats stressful. Don't get too happy, they are replacing it with another similar system, but this one is not as...

January 30, 2013  11:58 PM

Information Regarding A Significant Foreign Breach In To A US News Network – Part 2

Posted by: Dan O'Connor

The last thing I wanted to mention about this is that I am excited (I don't know if that is entirely the correct word to use) to see times publicly reporting this information. Breaches of this scale are not uncommon but what is uncommon is them being published. Most companies will decide not...

January 30, 2013  11:41 PM

Information Regarding A Significant Foreign Breach In To A US News Network

Posted by: Dan O'Connor

This is a good highlight on if someone gets in to your network and has a specific target it can be infuriatingly difficult to remove them. ...

January 30, 2013  11:20 PM

Cyber Defense Initiatives

Posted by: Dan O'Connor

More then a few countries are in the process of improving their cyber defense stance this year. The UK is planning a 'cyber reserve' force. This is a pretty good idea, I don't think something like this should be...

January 30, 2013  1:31 AM

2013 A Good Year For Two Factor Auth

Posted by: Dan O'Connor

If you could do something this year that I think would have the most impact for your users especially if you are a company that offers services requiring web authentication. Two factor authentication will have a dramatic effect on your posture. I am not saying that it is new, but I think it is...

January 30, 2013  1:00 AM

Java zeroday early numbers

Posted by: Dan O'Connor

I have been searching for sometime to see if I could find anything to put a number of the number of infections this has created. The best I can get so far is that it is in the thousands. How many...

January 30, 2013  12:32 AM

Increased Focus on Java Security

Posted by: Dan O'Connor

The number one focus now with Java is "to get Java fixed up". Well I guess that is reassuring, I would hope so with the start they have had this year.

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January 29, 2013  11:58 PM

Mega Is Online

Posted by: Dan O'Connor

I was offline for a bit but while I was away Kim Dotcom's replacement of Megaupload has launched. I never had an account on the previous version, but I did use it multiple times to receive files. I was a little upset...

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