The 773 Million Record “Collection #1” Data Breach

Publisher: https://www.troyhunt.com/the-773-million-record-collection-1-data-reach/ Many people will land on this page after learning that their email address has appeared in a data breach I’ve called “Collection #1”. Most of them won’t have a tech background or be familiar with the concept of credential stuffing so I’m going to write this post for the masses and link out to more detailed material for…

NASA Eyes Blockchain and Crypto Tokens to Secure Critical Air Traffic Information.

A recent report from the NASA Ames Research Center proposes a blockchain solution to improve air traffic control networks. According to the report, the prototype uses blockchain to minimize potential security risks from new aircraft surveillance technology mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration by 2020. The new surveillance system opens avenues for data interception as it publicly broadcasts sensitive flight information…

The World’s Worst Passwords List: How Many Do You Have?

Publish date: January 10, 2019 Published by Nathan House When it comes to password hygiene, many of us are still ignoring the basics. Password management specialist, SplashData has released its eighth ‘Worst Passwords of the Year’ list: a roundup of the most commonly used and easily guessable passwords. The list is based on an evaluation of more than 5 million passwords leaked on…

How Apps on Android Share Data with Facebook – Report

Saturday, December 29, 2018 A video presentation of the finding of this report can be found here, as presented at 35th Chaos Computer Congress (35C3) Previous research has shown how 42.55 percent of free apps on the Google Play store could share data with Facebook, making Facebook the second most prevalent third-party tracker after Google’s parent company Alphabet. In this…