Blacklisting, Whitelisting and the Way Forward: Comments on the Schneier-Ranum Face-Off

In this 60-Second Window, I step aside for George Tubin, Trusteer's Senior Security Strategist on the matter of how we face the looming storm of cyber security and the coming spector of cyber war. Nobody wants it, but there seems to be an ever increasing debate over how to avoid it. These figures figure heavily into the debate, and the future of our digital infrastructure. March 27, 2013

nCircle predicts exploits, security threats and hacks will mutate in 2013

Lamar Bailey, Director of Security Research and Development with nCircle, has released his top five security threats to watch out for in 2013. The New Year -- and beyond -- he predicts, will be a time of highly adaptive security threats, with four main strands - cyber-criminals, cyber-terrorists, political hacktivists and rogue employees -- conspiring to create severe headaches for IT security professionals in all classes of public and private sector industries. December 22, 2012

Alert: Before you buy a vehicle online

You can buy almost anything over the Internet -- including clothes, a pizza, music, a hotel room, even a car. And while most transactions are conducted lawfully and securely, there are instances when criminals insert themselves into the marketplace, hoping to trick potential victims into falling for one of their scams. August 16, 2011

Digital Forensics Solve Crimes

The good guys are getting better and better at capturing online criminals. Digital Forensics plays a huge role in solving all kinds of crimes. This article from the FBI is a sober reminder that what we do on a day-to-day basis can and will be held against us! July 9, 2011

Beware bogus offers for Adobe products

Unfortunately, this goes on all the time -- and I would normally post this to the Safenetting or UGNN site -- but this directly affects DTG and Design Center readers, so I'm posting it here ... BEWARE : Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 phishing traps ... May 19, 2011

Beware: Photoshop Stalkers

This special edition of Photoshop Madness is to alert you to a potential problem -- an evil situation that happened to me yesterday. As I always say, be alert, it's a jungle out there ... June 12, 2010

The Internet's Last Day

Well, it has happened. Yesterday marked the last day of the internet as we know it. The body that oversees the web has ended its agreement with the US government. Good or bad, am I paranoid? Maybe. October 1, 2009

Anonymity vs. Accountability

I was compelled to write a letter to the editor of Technology Review for their article seemingly in favor of new anonymity technology. May 10, 2009

Web Wars: Russia vs. Georgia

Botnets are now employed in waging war. The question is, what does the U.S. intend to do about it? August 17, 2008

Crime gets a free ride from ICANN

Over 800 spams in a single day -- I discover that nearly 200 of them advertise the SAME product, yet send the unweary victim to a different domain. One spammer has thousands of domains... but wait -- they change about every five days! Organized crime on the web is getting a free ride from ICANN by "Domain Tasting" ... here's how it works April 19, 2008