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Archive for August, 2012

The problem with cloud security is…

 

Sharing details of the hack that “wiped his life” has earned Mat Honan a place in the annals of information system security; the specific interdependence of flawed authentication systems that cost him so dearly — encompassing Apple, iCloud, Amazon.com, Gmail and more — would probably still exist if Honan had not gone public. Wired has the full story for those who have not been watching it unfold on Twitter.

The problem with cloud security is…

Steve Wozniak is right — users are going to eventually be burned if they rely solely on cloud backup

 

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak this week warned of the perils of depending too much on cloud storage and the general press reacted like this was: A) news, and; B) evidence of some inherent failure in cloud architecture. In fact it is not news (Woz never claimed it was) and mainly represents something we used to call “common sense”.

Steve Wozniak is right — users are going to eventually be burned if they rely solely on cloud backup

Malware infects three-quarters of the world’s top banks

 

Eighteen of the top 24 banks in the world have malware problems, security firm Lookingglass says on Wednesday. Even three-year old worms that have long had patches and fixes to address them continue to infect the PCs of banks, including Conficker, found (gasp) in the IT deployments of 10 of the top 24.

Malware infects three-quarters of the world’s top banks