The study conducted by researchers at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), showed that sanitizing SSDs of data is at best a difficult task and at worst nearly impossible. While overwriting data several times can ensure data erasure on many SSDs, the researchers found they were still able to recover data on some products.[computerworld.com]
Immobilize and torture, you mean ...
Police in Conyers, GA, near Atlanta, are investigating a case of a toddler who walked into a bank vault on Friday, just as the timers activated, locking the little girl inside the bank vault. A technician was rushed to the bank, escorted by the police at a 90-mile-per-hour clip, to drill out the lock and rescue the child.[huliq.com]
Welcome to the glamorous world of casino security ...
More likely than not, from some of the e-mail that I’ve seen that passed between Barr and one of his top coders, arrogance played a part in the debacle. The problem with the “can’t touch this” attitude is that it’s only valid while the people who want to take you down have better things to do.[eweek.com]
Richard's Second Natural Law of Security: It's cheaper to be invisible than it is to be invincible.
Need a few more details here ...
This would certainly be a dangerous game to play ...Research In Motion has accused unnamed competitors of trying to compound and profit from its problems in India by "suggesting or implying" that RIM's BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) will be singled out by Indian regulators, even as their own products that use encryption will escape scrutiny.[pcworld.com]
"Data is encrypted in a file system where it's stored," said Skoudis, who joined with Johannes Ullrich, chief research officer at SANS Technology Institute, to speak at the RSA Conference last week on dangerous attack techniques that appear to be on the rise. Though stored encrypted, the data has to be processed by some application and "if you're processing that data it will be processed in that system unencrypted," Skoudis pointed out.[networkworld.com]
Bruce is always thought-provoking ...
Through sleight-of-hand techniques that security cameras and pit bosses failed to notice, the false shuffle created a “slug” – a group of played cards whose order would not change when the rest of the cards were shuffled. When the slug next came to the top of the deck, members of the ring recognised the card pattern and knew how to bet.[reviewed-casinos.com]
We tend to trust are vision quite a bit more than is actually warranted ...
Public wireless networks – those Wi-Fi hotspots in coffee shops, libraries, airports, hotels, universities, and other public places – allow people to access the internet through a shared network. While convenient, they’re often not secure. You’re sharing the network with strangers, and some of them may be interested in your personal information.[timesnews.com]
Hmmm ... probably should have taken a nice, anonymous vacation ...
I don't think the problem is that the tests show that the equipment is dangerous. I think the problem is that the tests were done on high-energy equipment and when they release the reports, peer review will bring it to everyone's attention that there hasn't actually been any testing done on low-energy (backscatter) equipment.
Don't fvck with theA U.S. security firm that claimed to have uncovered the real identity of Anonymous members responsible for a recent spate of web site attacks became a victim of Anonymous itself, when members of the online vigilante group breached the company’s network and stole more than 60,000 internal e-mails.[wired.com]
The clerk is an admirable fellow. He had the courage to fight back but couldn't quite bring himself to disintegrate the baddie's brain-housing group ...
Oops ...Somehow, Bajwa's two-year stint behind bars went unnoticed by security officials in Punjab province. In 2009, they made him computer section chief for the Punjab police's intelligence wing, a post that gave him access to investigations and special reports on militant groups, surveillance directives, even security arrangements for VIPs.[latimes.com]
I wish this would turn out to not be true ...
Those chips really aren't the same as cash, are they ...?
This may go a long way toward saving AC ...
Sounds like he needs help rather than prosecution ...
It would be damn unpleasant to be whacked in the shins with a length of rebar ...
I think we may need to work on improving the 'Ad Hoc Wifi Network' capability ...