Toshiba’s new “Military-grade” 256-bit encryption USB Flash Drive

Share This: The Digital Products Division of Toshiba launched an encrypted USB flash drive which uses hardware based encryption to deliver robust and secure AES 256-bit military grade encryption. This flash drive is meant as an easy and affordable solution for companies, consumers and government agencies who want to safely carry sensitive data. The USB […]

Data Protection For Data Controllers

Share This: The Data Protection Commissioner and our responsibilities. As more and more data is held in digital form it is fundamental that the correct procedures are put in place for the complete data lifecycle to which it was initially collected. The role of insuring that there is a optimum level of protection is a […]

CryptoWall 3.0 – An even more advanced Encrypting Ransomware

Share This: CryptoWall 3.0 It looks like Cryptowall developers have started distributing a new and more powerful version of their CryptoWall encrypting Ransomware. This new version called CryptoWalll 3.0 passes traffic to a site where users can pay for their decryption keys through anonymity networks. For more details see the following links http://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/archive/2015/01/13/crowti-update-cryptowall-3-0.aspx https://isc.sans.edu/diary/Traffic+Patterns+For+CryptoWall+3.0/19203 http://sensorstechforum.com/remove-cryptowall-3-0-and-restore-the-encrypted-files/

More Sony headlines – the Aftermath!

Share This: More Sony news, still unravelling and may be a changer in polices worldwide! ‘North Korea slams ‘hostile’ US sanctions over Sony cyber attack” from computerweekly.com(1), this article states that “US president Barack Obama authorised fresh sanctions on three North Korean organisations and 10 government officials, although the US has offered no public evidence […]

Biometrics – Are they really secure?

Share This: German defense minister’s fingerprint cloned using just photos At the 31st annual Chaos Computer Conference in Hamburg Germany, biometrics researcher Starbug, whose real name is Jan Krissler, explained that he used a close-up photo of Ms von der Leyen’s thumb that was taken with a “standard photo camera” at a presentation in October, […]

Reports that Lizard Squad now selling DDOS which took down Xbox and Playstation sites on Xmas Day

Share This: An online Article from Gizmodo.com(1) is now reporting that Lizard Squad (the Hacking group) who took Down PSN and Xbox Live are now selling their DDoS attack online. It is now being reported that the attacks were a marketing ploy for Lizard Squad’s new software (Lizard Stresser) See http://lizardstresser.su, The dailydot.com(2) tell us that the cost […]

Sony Cyber Attack

Share This: The Sony Cyber attack must be the most widely covered cyber attack ever in the history of such attacks, it started off in November 2014 when staff at Sony had images appear on the computers featuring Skeletons with threatening notices. This caused major disruptions and Sony staff have had to work on white […]