All Posts Tagged: Hacking

Does Compliance mean Compliant?

I read an article in Bank info Security about a breach into a restaurant in Texas located on Interstate 45 between Houston and Dallas. Someone seems to have gotten into the restaurants point of sale systems through a 3rd party vendor. It is interesting that everyone is a potential target these days, and small business […]

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Anonymous, LulzSec: Heroes or Villains?

I just read a post on Gov Info Security with the same title. While I find that post to be a little without focus, I think the subject is a good one and deserves attention. You can read an example of their mischief in this post I think there are a handful of good things […]

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(UN)SAFE

The cover story of the April issue of Dark Reading was “Diary Of A Breach” by Adam Ely. I read it a few months ago and remembered it this morning when I was reading about the SAFE Data Act. “Diary of a Breach” was a well written piece that walked the reader through an imaginary […]

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Hacker Defense

I was looking at my previous Hackers post and realized it’s missing something. So here is Hackers part 2 – Hacker Defense. I should first start by saying there is no fixed recipe for defending against hackers. There are many things you should do to secure your organization, but hacking is a type of out-of-the-box […]

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Hackers

I’ve been in the software industry for many years and during that time I did some hacking, some defense against hacking, security systems to find hackers, and once even wrote security to protect a back door I installed when I hacked into a system. I’ve never done anything serious, but being on both sides of […]

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