I.T. Security and Linux Administration:

January, 2014

January 31, 2014  11:48 PM

Don’t catch a virus…!

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

http://blogs.computerworld.com/cybercrime-and-hacking/23412/insecure-healthcaregov-allowed-hacker-access-70000-records-4-minutes So, maybe "virus" a little farfetched, but really this bothers me.  The system itself is nice (I never ran into issues).  The gripes of it crashing is kind of...

January 31, 2014  11:44 PM

Still prefer Chrome?

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

http://talater.com/chrome-is-listening/ Fair argument?  Not sure.  But I do feel Chrome has really lost its luster period.  Yeah, its "faster" at times, but I seem to have more issues with it than anything else these days.  I mean, I'm restricted to one profile and even in incognito mode if...

January 31, 2014  11:41 PM

Can’t catch CAPTCHA

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

http://www.techienews.co.uk/975112/snapchat-account-registration-captcha-defeated/ CAPTCHA systems can be either very unique or very easy to break.  Oh, also very hard to use (looking at you Microsoft and those people who make it look like a rainbow threw up on alphabet soup).  Though, I've...

January 31, 2014  11:37 PM

A flaw of open source

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

http://slashdot.org/topic/datacenter/filezilla-evil-twin-steals-ftp-logins/ I'm a super strong supporter of open source and believe really in providing code for free and if monetization is key than charge for support.  It works for a lot of models (Red Hat is a big one, Snort is another). I...

January 31, 2014  11:33 PM

The bird was made angry

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

https://medium.com/p/24eb09e026dd Twitter, such a unique platform when you come to think about it. Truthfully what there needs to be is a better password reset method.

January 31, 2014  11:30 PM

Don’t make the bird angry

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

http://slashdot.org/topic/bi/rovio-denies-collaborating-with-nsa-gchq/ I really am not a fan of Angry Bird, but at the same time it just feels like everyone is jumping on the bandwagon these days.  If you don't know who developed an app, don't trust the source, or don't understand any of its...

January 31, 2014  11:27 PM

GitHub the Bounty Hunter

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2014/01/30/github-launches-bug-bounty-program-offers-100-5000-security-vulnerabilities/ I know I don't post about these much (maybe this is even the first time?), but that's because bounty programs tend to be hit or miss.  By that I mean most companies will either...

January 31, 2014  11:23 PM

Yahoo accounts hacked…again…

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

http://yahoo.tumblr.com/post/75083532312/important-security-update-for-yahoo-mail-users The thing that really gets me bothered is that these "smart password policies" that everyone totes about means nothing.  You want people to remember all these crazy characters that they refuse to do, or they...

January 31, 2014  11:21 PM

Canada Spies Too?!

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/csec-used-airport-wi-fi-to-track-canadian-travellers-edward-snowden-documents-1.2517881 Truthfully everyone everywhere should suspect their government is doing this.  Though, Canada doing it through airport WiFi could cross the border (see what I did there?)...

January 31, 2014  11:18 PM

More powerful smartphone/tablet malware

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/researcher-creates-malware-captures-every-tap-your-smartphone-or-tablet-1434673 Unfortunately we are becoming more and more tied to our phones these days.  This fact just makes the discovery even more troubling, especially when you couple that with the constant movement...

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