You can't secure what you don't acknowledge.SM

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Twitter hack--NFL draft consequences

I recently received this press release regarding Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil's Twitter account and how it affected his NFL draft:


Amazing.

Will someone please tell me how the consequences of basic security weaknesses surrounding social media, passwords, and malware do not impact us all personally and professionally.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Yet another over-hyped security flaw making the headlines

For years now, I've ranted here and elsewhere about the nonsensical niche security "flaws" uncovered by researchers and academic scholars that often have no real bearing on business or society. There are always caveats, always reasons why these super-complicated exploits won't work, yet they make the headlines time and again. The recent Waze app discovery is a great example:

Vulnerability in Google's Waze app could let hackers track you, researchers say


Look past the hype, the justifications for job security and research funding. Focus on the things that matter, folks. Year after year, the studies show the same stuff, yet we keep ignoring it.