Looks like Adobe, makers of products as Photoshop and Adobe Reader, has suffered a major compromise. Brian Krebs, of Krebs On Security and Alex Holden, CISO of Hold Security LLC, discovered the breach earlier this week by
In a joint research effort they have found a trove of files, including uncompiled source code for Adobe products on a server known to be used by cyber criminals.
You can read the complete post from Brian here.
He has confirmed that Adobe is presently investigating a network compromise, and despite believing no customer credit card information exited their networks, they will be notifying potentially affected customers to change passwords.
Some time ago, I experimented with SignWave Unlock Free for Windows by Battelle.
This was software for my Leap controller that promised to use the shape of my hand as a biometric mechanism to unlock my workstation.
This app was only available for Windows and was a general disappointment.
My co-worker was able to unlock my workstation “handily” in about 30 seconds flat. We reproduced this failure several times, just to be sure. You can watch us do the “hack” here.
These hands are different, yet both unlocked my Windows workstation with the SignWave app.
I recently saw an application being advertised via the Leap motion newsletter that interested me, and when I plugged mine in and fired up their airspace market place, I was delighted to see that Battelle had released the Mac version of SignWave Unlock Free.
As originally promised, I decided to evaluate it.
Previously, when I blogged about the Tile, I examined the potential for abuse due mainly to the incredibly low price of this device.
However, I am now seeing the barrier to entry lowered for a full-fledged GPS tracking device.
As I noted, the price, the battery life, and the bulkiness were deterrents as the commercial equivalents were still in the $300 to $400 range (quite big) and had a limited battery life, in the best case scenarios.
Well, soon we’ll be able to purchase the I’m here.
Too often I see people waving their smart phones around trying connecting to any wireless access point.
The high cost of cellular data plans and a desire for free internet access will do that to people.
This may sound obvious to those who work in the security field, but many people do not always know where their mobile device is connecting to.
There is a convenience setting on both iOS and Android allowing your smartphone to automatically connect to known networks.
On iOS it is: Ask to Join Networks. On Android it is: Auto-Connect Wi-Fi. Both mobile operating systems are set this way by default.
This is a nice feature, if you approach it from the perspective of convenience.
From a security standpoint, this feature can be abused — you could be connected to a rogue access point where all your info can be accessed by a third party.
Wearable computing is a hot topic as of late.
From smart watches like the rumored Samsung Galaxy Gear, to augmented reality, what was once the realm of science fiction is rapidly become present day reality.
The introduction of Google’s latest project, Goggle Glass, has really brought this to the forefront.
As I have mentioned before, I am an incorrigible technology junkie. It is obvious that Google Glass was something I would lust over. Alas, unless you have signed up for the Goggle Glass explorer program, they are unavailable to the public, as of yet. It looks like I am going to have to wait until it is available for us plebes to try it out.
While researching Goggle Glass, I came across one of their competitors, GlassUp, a simpler device with a monochrome display and see through technology. It pairs up with your smart phone and displays notifications, alerts, emails and the such. I am very tempted to get these.
Picture courtesy of http://www.glassup.net/