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Two weeks of Heartbleed

Two weeks of Heartbleed

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The positive side of Heartbleed

The positive side of Heartbleed

The Heartbleed flaw may be bugging every online company at the moment, but is it all bad?   In conversation with security manager Thom Langford, he said that users may become wise to phishing attacks, while Canon’s director of information security Quentyn Taylor said on Twitter that “the SSL issue is doing wonders for awareness” (…read more)

The risky future of the CISO

The risky future of the CISO

We recently ran some articles based on interviews with the new board members of (ISC)2, where one of the discussion points was the redefinition of the role of chief information security officer (CISO).   In the first article, it was acknowledged by the new chair Wim Remes and new secretary Dave Lewis that there is (…read more)

Heartbleed keeps bleeding

Heartbleed keeps bleeding

This week saw the internet, Twitterverse and my inbox explode as the full scale of the Heartbleed flaw come to light. It was on Tuesday morning when I first became aware of the issue and since then I have heard a mixed bag of thoughts on it, and had the chance to read varying stories (…read more)

NIST pulls Dual_EC_DRBG

NIST pulls Dual_EC_DRBG

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that it has removed the Dual Elliptic Curve Deterministic Random Bit Generator (Dual_EC_DRBG) cryptographic algorithm...read more

April 24, 2014

Scam of the Week

Samsung Galaxy S5 – some are real some are not

Samsung Galaxy S5 – some are real some are not

Since it was announced at February’s Mobile World Congress event, smartphone fans have been eagerly talking about the latest Samsung Galaxy device, the S5.   As we have seen with other scams, it is often something that you want that delivers the best return for clicks. In this case, Softpedia reported that after the phone (…read more)