Tagged Security

Privacy Versus Security: The New Equation

In Defense of Privacy A recent unanimous decision by the U.S. Supreme Court has been called “a sweeping victory for privacy rights in the digital age” by The New York Times. At the same time a unanimous decision by the Supreme Court of Canada has been reported by The Globe and Mail as “a privacy…

PIN Security – How to Protect Yourself From Easy Hacking

Is your PIN (Personal Identification Number) as good as it can be? There is a slight problem with “personal” in Personal Identification Number, the rarely mention fact that you and probably thousands of others share the same number. Coincidence? Not so, with 4 numbers to choose from there are only 10,000 possibilities. Considering the millions…

New Java Zero-Day Security Flaw Discovered

Adam Gowdiak provided Oracle with a technical description of a new zero-day security flaw along with sources and binery codes of his team’s proof of concept sandbox bypass in Java 5, 6 and 7, based on Oracle’s figures about 1 Billion PC and Mac users. For more information go to:¬†Critical security issue affecting Java SE…