It’s that time of year for us to get inundated with all those Top 10 lists to help us achieve this, prevent that and so on. Those lists are valuable indeed, especially if you need some motivation to get your year started off on the right foot. So, in the same vein, I thought I’d […]
The District of Columbia recently attempted to give the opportunity to number of people who live or work overseas to be able to cast their vote remotely. To do this a secure E-Voting website costing over $300,000 was built. On Tuesday, September 28 2010 the first public trial run was launched. Thirty-six hours later the voting system was hacked by a student. It took nearly three days for D.C officials to realize that their system was compromised. The trial was immediately suspended and red-faced engineers and politicians quickly scrambled to find out how this breach could possibly have happened.
While I try and not to be so graphic with my comments, I can’t help but feel CSI-esque lately with all of these website hacker attacks. So here we go again. This time, its CITI. Just reported today by marketwatch.com, Citigroups stock sank significantly based on the rumor that Citigroup suffered a website hacker attack […]
Well, it has happened. This time, the users themselves have taken action against rockyou.com for their inadvertent disclosure of customer information. Hacker activity has meant Rockyou disclosed what looks like over 32,000,000 accounts. Yes, 32 Million! What is interesting about this case, for me anyways, isn’t the large disclosure number (1 million, 30 million), its […]
This warning does not refer to this particular site (Acunetix.com) but to quite a few websites out there. This is a notice that will show up when a Google search lists websites that are flagged as dangerous. Google’s search engine works together with StopBadware.org to prevent website visitors from visiting websites that may attempt to […]