NSA Cyber-WarGames Showcases NSA Takedown Potential

By PatB Contributing Writer, [GAS] The NSA just finished a series of cyber-warfare gaming with itself as the attackers.  The defenders?  The military academies, including the Naval Academy in Annapolis, the Air Force Academy in Colorado, and the US Military Academy in West Point.  For the second year in a row, the Army came in first […]

From Spam to Scams: 30 Years of Online Annoyances

By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] Break out the bubbly: Spam is celebrating its 30th anniversary this weekend. And my oh my, three decades later, how the annoyances of the internet have changed. Where it all started The message considered the first unsolicited mass e-mail went out to unsuspecting inboxes on May 3, 1978. A […]

F-Secure’s Internet Security 2009 Beta

Anti-virus products from large corporations are becoming so bloated.  With features like backup solutions, password managers, anti-phishing, anti-spam, and application scanning firewalls, products that were intended to protect your system only tends to bog down it down.  Even as a security professional, I would prefer to not run an Anti-Virus product that is all-encompassing like […]

Creative Coding Catches Presidential Hopeful Off-Guard

By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] Cross-site scripting is being blamed for a campaign trail hack. Someone took advantage of weak security to redirect visitors from barackobama.com’s “Community Blogs” section to rival Hillary Clinton’s home page over the weekend. A user identifying himself as “Mox” claims credit for the move on a post written just […]