Your Brain Waves Could Be Your Password

brainwavesWe have been relying on the trusty password for years, but as password cracking technologies improve, even longer and more complex passwords are being solved and sold on rainbow tables.  So passwords are for the most part over.  Two factor authentication is possibly a solution, but biometrics are becoming a big part of what is next in the field of user authentication.  We have already seen fingerprint scanners on some laptops, ...

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Privatoria – TOR Plus

TOR, or The Onion Router is a method of surfing the Internet anonymously.  TOR uses a chain of proxy servers and redirection to keep the original IP address (your IP) and hence your identity a secret.  One of the problems with using TOR is that there is a bit of a learning curve, and your Internet browsing speed will likely be reduced to the speed of the slowest Internet connection to one of the proxies in your chain.

There is a ...

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New DARPA Project Memex Brings Search to Dark Web

darpalogoThe Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the defense department group that brought us the ARPAnet, the nascent beginnings of the Internet, in 1969, has moved into the territory of Google, Bing, and Yahoo, and is creating a search tool called Memex.  The problem with the commercial search engines is that they do not catalog the Internet underground known as the Dark Web or ...

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Cybersecurity Pros Train Free at Cybrary

cybraryInformation technology certification has always been a daunting proposition.  The books and study materials are expensive, and classroom training is expensive, and the exams themselves are not cheap either.  Couple these costs with the time it takes to study, prepared, and test, time that can’t be billed to a client, and therefore hits your bottom line.

Finally, some good news for cybersecurity professionals, and those that would like to be:  Cybrary ...

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Windows 10 Security Upgrades: Hello, Passport, FIDO

Windows10HelloWindows 10 will be featuring a built in security feature called Hello, as well as Passport, for online security, and is supporting the FIDO Alliance as well.  Hello will use fingerprint, facial recognition or iris scanning to authenticate you to your computer, and from there, authenticate you to your domain or workgroup resources.  The facial recognition camera will ...

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Nanny Cam Takeover

I’ve been hearing stories about baby cams, nanny cams, laptop cams, computer cams, and inexpensive home security cameras that have been hijacked due to poor or non-existent security setting, and set up for viewing on the camera feed aggregation site www.insecam.org.  These feeds are not just nurseries, but bedrooms, living rooms, and a variety of exterior locations.  These feds also display GPS coordinates, which makes it trivial to find the exact location of the feed source.  See an ...

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Samsung Testing Iris Recognition

As the age of password authentication falls to newer and faster password cracking hardware, software, and list building tools, technologists have been looking at other authentication methods.  Many of these techniques we have covered here: two-factor authentication (2FA), secure key, smartphone authentication apps, Google’s USB security dongle, fingerprint readers, and other biometrics.

Recently, Samsung, together with SRI, have started working on an iris recognition authentication methodology called IOM or “Iris On the Move.”  The human iris, the colored part of the eye, ...

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Free And Easy Upgrade to Windows 10

Windows10Microsoft is putting the finishing touches on its latest operating system, Windows 10.  We already have published in a previous article that this new OS will be a free upgrade from Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.1.  If you are keeping your computers current via Windows Update, your upgrade will be available from there.  It will also be possible to download an ISO image to bring to a ...

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