Security Bytes

November 2007

  • How to handle a data breach with some dignity

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 27 Nov 2007
  • Say this for the unfortunate folks at Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs: they know how to respond to a data breach. I'm not necessarily talking about the legal response or notification of citizens ...

  • SANS Top 20 released, but is it still useful?

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 27 Nov 2007
  • The SANS Institute released its 2007 Top 20 threats list today (They still call it the Top 20, even though there are only 18 items on this year's list), and the main takeaway is pretty much the ...

  • RFID security could get better

    Robert Westervelt - TechTarget 26 Nov 2007
  • Information Security magazine's Senior Technology Editor Neil Roiter wrote a story about University of Massachusetts at Amherst researchers who developed a way to generate a unique set of random ...

  • Potential crypto problem in CPUs has potential solution

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 21 Nov 2007
  • Some security experts are counseling a bit of caution about the recent reports of a potential math error in a commercial microprocessor that could lead to mass compromises. The possible ...

  • Missing in the UK: Discs with 25 million records

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 20 Nov 2007
  • This news should be unsettling to every family in the UK with kids under 16: The BBC is reporting that two computer discs housing their names, addresses, birth dates, National Insurance numbers ...

  • hacked again

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 20 Nov 2007
  • These continue to be risky times for those using to search for jobs. You might remember that hackers targeted with a massive phishing attack last August, stealing at least ...

  • Diving back into the Mac Vs. Windows debate

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 16 Nov 2007
  • After writing about the massive security update Apple released for Mac OS X this week, I've decided to dive back into the never-ending blog debate over whether the Mac is really more secure than ...