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Entries Tagged as 'hacking'


All Your Phone Books Are Belong To Us

by Jay Heiser  |  October 6, 2014  |  1 Comment

We do not need to protect more data; we need to protect less.

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Hack back, jack?

by Jay Heiser  |  March 20, 2013  |  1 Comment

It would be the rare soul indeed, who, after spending hours or even days cleaning up from a hack, didn’t feel the strong red rage of revengeful urges. And how many PC owners or site managers, still recovering lost data, time, and pride, if presented an opportunity to strike back at their attacker, to make […]

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Passwords are dead; long live the password

by Jay Heiser  |  August 1, 2012  |  1 Comment

I spent a frustrating 5 minutes this weekend enduring a forced password change on a retirement account containing $400. I was sure that the randomly generated and completely unmemorizable string my password utility came up with exceeded 7 characters, contained upper and lower case letters, at least 1 number, and a special character. It finally […]

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Are your executives ‘privileged users’?

by Jay Heiser  |  February 14, 2012  |  Comments Off

While I would hope that the CEO of a major technology firm (albeit a somewhat diminished firm in this case) does not have a copy of the root password, the idea of ‘executive privilege’ maybe needs to be rethought.

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I give up: the spammers win

by Jay Heiser  |  August 1, 2011  |  Comments Off

The big hacks make the news, but its the constant barrage of low-level anonymous attack that represents the larger social and economic cost.

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