Tag Archives: security

It’s time for Windows XP to die

In a world where computer security and internet privacy are critical issues, one of the biggest problems we have is the continued use of Windows XP.  Fortunately there is progress in replacing Windows XP, with it being used on less … Continue reading

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A Data Breach with real damage

Some of you aren’t going to be sympathetic on this one, but have you heard of PornWikiLeaks?  I was looking at CNet this morning and at the top of the list of most popular links was the story of how … Continue reading

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I wonder what the number is for other industries

Ponemon Institute did a study of IT security in the energy industry. 75% admit to having suffered a data breach in the last 12 months. 71% of IT Security executives at global energy producers state that their executive management team … Continue reading

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When are we going to get serious about computer/network security (Part 2)?

Consider the first sentence of Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) RFC 4272 published in 2006 and be afraid, be very afraid.  It reads “Border Gateway Protocol 4 (BGP-4), along with a host of other infrastructure protocols designed before the Internet … Continue reading

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When are we going to get serious about computer/network security (Part 1)?

I’m going to start a little series of posts to demonstrate that “we” aren’t serious about computer and network security. By “we” I mean everyone from individual users of mobile phones and computers through to the government, telecommunications carriers, and … Continue reading

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