Blog Archives

“eDellRoot2,” Another Dell Cert Found

Another certificate has been found issued by Dell on some of its computers that would allow the bad guys to “sniff” your surfing.

Malware Planted at Hilton Hotels, Check Your Credit Card Statements

If you’ve stayed at a Hilton recently, time to review your CC statements and see what Hilton is doing to protect you.

Dell Responds to “eDellRoot”

A “Sorry” and instructions on how to remove the bad certificate.  They will issue a software update Nov 24 to automatically remove it.

Dell’s “SuperFish” Certificate Error

Dell has a self signed certificate that is accepted and can be easily used by malware that might be installed on a PC.

Apple, Google, Twitter, Facebook, and Others Say We Need Strong Encryption

Big companies seem to agree that government backdoors could be exploited by the bad guys and if they know about the backdoor they will just use another layer of encryption.

New Versions of Nmap and Wireshark

Nmap has been updated to version 7 while Wireshark is now at version 2.

TrueCrypt Passes Another Audit

A German security firm audited TrueCrypt and found it “safe to use.”

StarWood Hotels, Operator of Many Major Hotel Chains, Hacked

If you’ve stayed in a hotel recently you might want to checkout the list of more than 50 hotels affected by the breach.  

How Covert Channels Drain Android’s Battery Life

MIT investigates how many popular apps, even when told not to communicate externally, use covert channels to transfer information about what you are doing.

Android Accessibility Service Can Bring Malware

Installing Apps from 3rd party stores can bring malware that exploits the Accessibility Service and can survive a full factory reset.