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The Largest Cyber Attack… Ever

The Largest Cyber Attack… Ever

As of yesterday, anti-spam website Spamhaus reported that they were being targeted with a tidal wave of meaningless traffic and data. In fact, their servers were the target of the largest surge of junk content ever directed in one attack. Exactly how large was it? To put it in perspective, […]

The Debate Over "Ethical Hacking"

The Debate Over "Ethical Hacking"

Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter, is a hacker. In an interview of 60 Minutes he openly distinguished between “criminal” hacking and hacking that is used to exposed a network’s or website’s security flaws. The first, he confirms, is most certainly a crime, generally involving the accessing and exploitation of a […]

Q: What Do Kanye West, Paris Hilton and Michelle Obama Have in Common?

Q: What Do Kanye West, Paris Hilton and Michelle Obama Have in Common?

A: They’re among the growing group of celebrity victims of a recent high-profile “doxxing” hack. Referred to by some as a prank, this tactic of accessing and sharing personal data, including financial information, is a serious cyber crime. As of Monday, as many as 12 celebrities and political figures have […]

Android Users: We’ve Got Your Back

Android Users: We’ve Got Your Back

As we announced last week, the new Keeper for Android is now available. And according to a new security report from Blue Coat Systems, you really need it. Long story short: because of the many available third party Android app stores, cyber-criminals are able to more easily distribute malware-infected apps […]

UPDATE: The New Keeper for Android is Here!

UPDATE: The New Keeper for Android is Here!

Android users, rejoice! The newest version of Keeper is now available for devices running Android version 2.2 and higher. What’s do you get with your free update? Dependable password management that is now more beautiful, much faster, and generally just way better. Keeper for Android version 2.1 offers: Improved design […]

One Month Later, Facebook Discloses Hack

One Month Later, Facebook Discloses Hack

As a Valentine’s Day gift to all its users, Facebook announced yesterday that it has been the target of a sophisticated hack…. for over a month. Apparently a number of Facebook employees visited a compromised website, which attacked their computers with malware. However, according to Facebook’s post about the breach, […]

So What’s the Deal with Anonymous, Anyway?

So What’s the Deal with Anonymous, Anyway?

It’s everywhere. We’ve all seen it. Headlines in technology, cyber security, national security, politics, and more all seem to be ridden with this mysterious name: “Anonymous.” The image of a faceless figure wearing the iconic Guy Fawkes mask, or the group’s unofficial logo of a headless suit with a question […]

New York Times: “We’ve Been Hacked”

New York Times: “We’ve Been Hacked”

Breaking news: The New York Times announced yesterday that it has been the victim of hacking. And not on just one occasion. According to the report, this has been going on for four months. So who is responsible? According to them, China. It seems that in response to articles published […]

Department of Homeland Security Recommends Password Managers

Department of Homeland Security Recommends Password Managers

…This is big. According to an article published by the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, a subset of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, password managers are not simply useful but are in fact necessary in the internet age (you can download the article here). We’ve all heard it […]

New Report Says 90% of User-Generated Passwords Are Hackable

New Report Says 90% of User-Generated Passwords Are Hackable

Are your passwords safe? Bad news. Almost certainly not. According to some troubling new data released Tuesday by Deloitte, password security will be a primary concern for all connected users in 2013. The global consulting firm predicts that over 90%—yes, you read that right, 90%—of passwords generated by users will […]