This will be a quick post about the changing times and how, with the purchase of a large-scale media company, the death of free speech is ever nearing.
Traenk mulls over his ethical hacking job and remote access technologies. Does user convenience make unseen threats more real?
No matter what the need, few security organizations are as dedicated to helping us InfoSec Pros as SANS.
Long ago, Traenk read about new attacks, attacks modeled after biological attacks. Those were viruses; what new comes?
Two Grandfather clocks--what can you do with those? How high-tech are those?
Vulnerability Analysis is deceptively easy. Security Red Teaming requires more than that.
It's very easy, after reading "The Snappening" Snapchat security breach news, to determine fault lies with users. It would be very easy and convenient to blame the leak not on the leakers, but on the users who sent sexually explicit materials to friends, lovers and strangers. This conclusion is easy to draw yet, it only skims the surface of the true issue at hand.
Whatever you think of the materials leaked, the larger issue at play in "The Snappening" is how the public relates to, understands and uses public Internet architectures. If anything, "The Snappening" should serve as a beacon call for greater Internet security practice enlightenment.
In this version of "How the Internet Works" we cover public Cloud architectures and the need for increased Internet security practices learning.
For the past week or so, Hong Kong has erupted with peaceful demonstrations advocating for the ousting of the Chinese premiere and the right to peacefully and openly elect his replacement. While the Chinese premiere, Xi Jinping, looks to be going nowhere one thing has become clear - the mobile devices and Internet connections which helped to grow the nightly demonstrations are quietly suffering an inward meta problem - malware, viruses and fake applications.
As mobile platforms become more prominent and are used more robustly to organize, carry out financial transactions and conduct daily personal business, the time has come to address mobile malware and fake applications.
Traenk kept his Windows system from the Internet, from even starting, for some 45 days. A lot can de-evolve in 45 days... Honestly, how long does it take before your system becomes very vulnerable and how long must we wait for new Windows components? Will Windows 9 fix the issues?
It's time to take back the term hacker from the wanna-be's...
How much can Digital Cryptography do?
Traenk wonders what's missing in the OpenSSL message.