Deep packet inspection is a methodology that network security
professionals have been doing for many years. It involves looking
at the data going over the network and determining if anything
malicious is going on based on what's in those packets.
My last post on
Ransomware was in 2013 when we were being hit by Cryptolocker.
I mentioned that in around 2010 Data Doctor 2010 was the ransomware
in the news. According to Wikipedia, the first
"ransomware" was called the "AIDS Trojan" in 1989...
A flurry of information is coming out about the Heartbleed
vulnerability that is affecting Internet websites
everywhere. As the Information Security Officer at the
Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), I worked closely with...
Martin Lee, the Threat Intelligence Technical Lead over at
Cisco, posted a fascinating article about the dangers of clicking
on links when tired. There has recently been a campaign
telling people that driving
tired is as bad
or worse than driving...
It has been a common thread in security talks since the
inception of spam that it is a bad idea to give any type of
response indicating that a human is reading the spam. For example,
by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link in a spam, all you are...
Cryptolocker is a new piece of malicious software that has
started circling the globe in the last half of 2013. Deemed
"rasomware" by security professionals, Cryptolocker encrypts your
files and demands payment to receive the key to decrypt
Phishing is a term used to describe a scam, a malicious attempt
aimed at trying to trick you into divulging sensitive information
via electronic communication. One recent avenue for this type of
attack is through emails appearing to come from...