Security trends for 2014

Year 2014 will be a year of cybersecurity after the NSA revelations made in 2013: The headline news is that the NSA has surreptitiously “burrowed its way into nearly all the security architecture” sold by the world’s largest computer networking companies. A lot of people were shocked how NSA monitored and hacked almost everything in

What the NSA revelations mean for you?

I have linked to many news related to NSA spying information by Edward Snowden at Security trends for 2013 comments. He succeeded beyond anything the journalists or Snowden himself ever imagined (exploded round the world). But what do all this information really mean for you? The Guardian has a very good overview of the current

About security warning seen on blog

I checked the state of this blog on the weekend. Instead of getting the usually blog content Firefox browser showed warning screen with red colors that this blog could be potentially dangerous! Safe Browsing said: ” Site is listed as suspicious , and visiting this web site may harm your computer. Part of this site

A Live Map of Ongoing DDoS Attacks

I just saw yesterday an interesting Digital Attack Map This Live Map of Ongoing DDoS Attacks is a Digital Attack Map that was produced in a collaborative effort by Google Ideas and Arbor Networks to raise awareness about distributed denial of service attacks that try to choke or shutdown websites. Typical reasons for attacks: sites

USB charging dangers and USB Condom

Modern smartphones consume so much energy that charging them once a day is not always enough. When they are used intensively, the user sometimes has to look for a power source in the middle of the day, and charge their device whenever and wherever possible. At first glance, it seems absurd to worry about safety


How to hack to an embedded device? On-chip debug (OCD) interfaces can provide chip-level control of a target device and are a primary vector used by engineers, researchers, and hackers to extract program code or data, modify memory contents, or affect device operation on-the-fly. Depending on the complexity of the target device, manually locating available

Linux for School Exams in Finland

Slashdot informs (and I have seen it also on other news) that the Matriculation Examination Board of Finland (Upper Secondary School Exams) has opened an international hacking contest to find flaws and exploits in Digabi Live. Digabi Live is a Live Debian based operating system to be used in the all-digital final exams by the

Afraid of hackers?

Are you afraid of hackers? If not yet check out the scariest new tricks at this year’s twin computer crime conferences, Black Hat and Def Con. The top 10 new reasons to be afraid of hackers article tells that it’s traditional for these skilled programmers to unveil their greatest exploits at the conventions, prompting a