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Password Security

Strong Password Tips We have recently come across an article that demonstrates how easy it is for someone to crack a password on some predetermined rules for someone with only a few computer science classes under their belt.  This article talks about eAadhar passwords - India's country wide biometric identity program.  A kid without [...]

By |2018-07-30T14:43:37-04:00July 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Password Security

EFAIL vulnerability

Researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the OpenPGP and S/MIME protocols that allows for the exfiltration of plaintext messages. (Both protocols are used to secure end-to-end encrypted emails.) They dubbed the vulnerability "EFAIL" because it effectively breaks these emails' protections. (And, you know, because every vulnerability has to have a catchy name and the [...]

By |2018-05-17T00:46:09-04:00May 17th, 2018|Critical IT news|0 Comments

Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities explained

Spectre, Meltdown vulnerabilities explained Meltdown and Spectre exploit critical vulnerabilities in modern processors. These hardware vulnerabilities allow programs to steal data which is currently processed on the computer. While programs are typically not permitted to read data from other programs, a malicious program can exploit Meltdown and Spectre to get [...]

By |2018-02-26T06:05:05-04:00February 28th, 2017|Critical IT news|0 Comments