Tag: Security

Google’s Buildings Hackable

We reported this issue to the Google Vulnerability Rewards Program (VRP). After much heckling from my former colleagues at Google, they quickly pulled this system offline. We also applaud Google for creating a program like the VRP and giving us

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Linode Manager Two-Step Authentication

We’re pleased to announce two-step verification as an optional extra layer of protection for your Linode account. Once enabled, logging in will require a six-digit security token in addition to your username and password. Happy to see Linode taking this

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ArsTechnica – High Orbits and Slowlorises: understanding the Anonymous attack tools

Fascinating look into both some of the tools Anonymous uses to launch it’s attacks and how it/they attempt to stay anonymous.

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wingolog – Javascript eval Considered Crazy

No matter how crazy and unsafe you consider eval this is just going to scare you a little more.

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Ars Technica – Google Earth, other mobile apps leave door open for scripting attacks

Oops, just because it doesn’t look like a browser doesn’t mean it doesn’t suffer the same security holes.

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Stanford researchers outsmart captcha codes

The only two that came out unscathed, Google and ReCaptcha.

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DARPA Shredder Challenge

Neat challenge, it would be cool to work on this problem but image analysis is so far out of my area of expertise.

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NYTimes.com – Bank of America Explains Web Site Problems

Bank of America, we weren’t hacked instead we are just incompetent.

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Macworld – The App Culture

This was the largest fear with Lion, and Apple has yet to respond in a way that alleviates people’s fears for such apps that need a higher level of access that it appears that Apple will allow.

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Ars Technica – Three Senators condemn OnStar for tracking former customers

Glad I don’t own a vehicle with OnStar installed. It’s more than a little sleazy to collect and sell information from former customers.

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