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March, 2008


March 28, 2008  11:24 AM

New Apple Air notebook vaporized in PWN2OWN contest

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

Apple is claiming that it's new Air is the world's thinnest notebook PC. Luckily, it didn't make any claims about the new machine's security, because it only took

March 28, 2008  9:26 AM

Researcher: IFrame redirect attacks escalate

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

It's been a couple of weeks since security researcher Dancho Danchev raised the red flag about IFrame redirects attackers have been using to corrupt hundreds of thousands of websites, and how...


March 27, 2008  4:11 PM

Vista SP1 experiences: The good and the bad

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

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March 25, 2008  11:04 AM

DHS takes a chance with new cybersecurity chief Beckstrom

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

The cybersecurity group at the Department of Homeland Security has had a hard time hanging onto its leaders, for various reasons, since the department started five years ago. DHS officials have tried a number of approaches in trying to find the right man for the job, going first to government...


March 20, 2008  10:25 AM

The data breach that hit home

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

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March 19, 2008  1:06 PM

Lockdown Networks shuts its doors

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

We've been reporting for some time that the NAC market is on shaky ground, with demand for the technology failing to meet the expectations of a couple years ago. We saw more proof of that this week,...


March 18, 2008  3:12 PM

Hannaford and the evolution of the data breach

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

As the rash of large data breaches and thefts continues unabated, it's important to resist the urge to lump them all together. Not all breaches are created equal, and the latest one, at Hannaford supermarkets, illustrates this point perfectly. A lot of people are comparing the incident to last...


March 17, 2008  8:06 PM

Supermarket chain discloses breach

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

East Coast supermarket chain Hannaford Bros. Co. said Monday that its network was broken into and customer credit and debit card numbers were stolen. The Associated Press reported that company officials said the breach exposed 4.2 million credit and debit cards and led to 1,800 cases of fraud. In...


March 14, 2008  1:50 PM

How to ask a VC for money

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

I'm listening to a panel discussion right now featuring six former members of the L0pht hacking collective and Mudge, perhaps the most famous member of the group, just told a great story about the group going to ask Battery Ventures for the money to help fund @stake. Speaking to Chris Wysopal, aka...


March 14, 2008  6:28 AM

Researcher: Beware of massive IFrame attack

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

Security researcher Dancho Danchev has raised the red flag in his blog about a new scam the bad guys are using to corrupt hundreds of thousands of websites with IFrame redirects. Visit one of these...


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