Category Archives: Week 19

Mt. Gox loses database; exchanges close after 500,000 BitCoins are missing or stolen

25000 Bitcoins were transferred from 478 accounts on the largest Bitcoins currency exchange site Mt. Gox. Mt. Gox has to shutdown in an unprecedented action. Approximately 8 milions dollars worth of Bitcoins were stolen in intrusion. 25000 Bitcoins was transferred … Continue reading

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A security conscious workforce

I monitor a security mailing list, where in a thread, it is suggested that education of employees is the best security prevention that is. This is a mindset that I agree with. The thread motivated me to look further into … Continue reading

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TDC opens up a huge number of network addresses

TDC which is a big company by providing IP-adresse has accoumplish to do something useful. The world is running out of addresses for the many appliances be connected to the Internet. But now, Danish companies have access to a myriad … Continue reading

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The future of viruses

Imagine that, company x employee receives an email with a virus. Opened email infect him computer. Virus writes on the hard disk… and waiting. When computer long time nobody use, such as the worker goes home, the virus receive an additional executable code from the … Continue reading

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What to do about the PlayStation Network breach

At present, many people will already know about the PlayStation Network (and Qriocity digital music service) security breach. The PlayStation Network (PSN), is “an online multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery service provided/run by Sony Computer Entertainment for use with the … Continue reading

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Record in software piracy

In 2010 global software piracy reached to a record amount of 59 bilion dollars. This number is a 14 percent increase since 2009 and represents the double of 2003. The study also shows that 42 percent of PC software in … Continue reading

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TKIP – still used and insecure

Whenever I go and search for a wireless with my laptop I also look for the security they use and there is one think I see often on the wireless encryption: TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol). As usually I wanted … Continue reading

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