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October, 2009

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October 30, 2009  12:53 AM

When a “Fix” is Not a Fix – The Fix is In

Arian Eigen Heald Arian Eigen Heald Profile: Arian Eigen Heald

In my previous post, I discussed the Time Warner/SMC modem enormous security flaw. Lo and behold, I am visited and left a comment by "Adam Wood" defending SMC,...

October 21, 2009  6:52 PM

Using Time-Warner as Your Internet Provider? Check Your Modem QUICKLY

Arian Eigen Heald Arian Eigen Heald Profile: Arian Eigen Heald

As lf 10/20/09, a software maven has written of a major security hole (one you can drive a TRUCK through) in the wifi/cable modem models issued to customers who don't want to use their own equipment. Here's the link, in all its' details, by David Chen,...


October 15, 2009  5:07 PM

End-To-End Encryption -Wouldn’t It Be Nice?

Arian Eigen Heald Arian Eigen Heald Profile: Arian Eigen Heald

Since Heartland suffered a data breach (disclosed in January), they've become the poster child for end-to-end encryption. This is defined as encrypting card information from the moment it's swiped until it reaches the card issuer. Of course, there may be some motivation provided by the fact that...


October 8, 2009  10:50 AM

Malware on the Move

Arian Eigen Heald Arian Eigen Heald Profile: Arian Eigen Heald

I was reading an article from Window Secrets this morning at 6:00 AM (in a hotel room, what else does a geek do?) and I wanted to pass along an excellent article in the newsletter. The folks there offer a free and paid version of their newsletter. I have...


October 2, 2009  3:35 PM

Your Electric Utility and The Privacy Impact

Arian Eigen Heald Arian Eigen Heald Profile: Arian Eigen Heald

You wouldn't think that the power meter in your basement could have anything significant to say about you, personally, would you? Well, you (and I) would be wrong, very wrong, on that point. We tend to have the mindset that only computers store and transport personal information, but there are...


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