To dream the impossible dream: Privacy on the net

Remember Jennicam? Back in 1996, Jennifer Ringley decided to record her life one image at a time every three minutes. Her life blew up. Her site briefly became one of the the top 10 most popular sites on the web. She was on Letterman, her story made it to The Wall Street Journal, she appeared […]

Securing the web once and for all: The Let’s Encrypt Project

In case you’ve been in a cave, you may not have noticed Web security is a mess. Gmail had fits this weekend with sending mail because the mail server tasked with sending messages had an expired security certificate. Before that, a Secure-Socket Layer (SSL) encryption problem that had been hiding in the code since the […]

Dyre Wolf malware huffs and puffs at your corporate bank account door

Dyre Wolf is not your usual malware campaign. These attacks, based on the Dyre banking Trojan, are ripping off companies for $500,000 and $1.5 million per attack.

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No April Fools: The top 10 IT fiascos of all time

When it comes to computer foul-ups, there are so, so many to choose from. Why, just in the last 12 months, we had a major internet security hole, Heartbleed, that hit pretty much every “secure” web server on the planet. That was followed by Shellshock, which had the potential to be even worse.

But, hey, […]

Red Hat Squid web-proxy is not deleting files willy-nilly

Yes, the bug in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.7 Squid web caching proxy is a bad one. As the Red Hat Bugzilla Bug 1202858 reads, “restarting testing build of squid results in deleting all files in hard-drive.”

I think we can all agree that’s a bad, bad bug. Soon, people were talking about […]