I published the following diary on isc.sans.org: “How was your stay at the Hotel La Playa?“. I made the following demo for a customer in the scope of a security awareness event. When speaking to non-technical people, it’s always difficult to demonstrate how easily attackers can abuse of their devices and
I don’t know if you already noticed but it looks to be a never-ending story: Companies got pwned and data leaked on the Internet pastebin.com. Then starts the game of press releases… Most companies try to reduce the impact of the breach they suffered and it looks like Holliwood movies
“I’m not a number, I’m a free man” said Number 6 in the serie called “The Prisoner” (for the oldest amongst us). The serie was broadcasted in the Sixties but we have to admit that, still today, we are only numbers! And this will be worse in the coming years.
This is a never-ending story! People will never realize that once data has been published online, it is a nightmare to try to remove it. Here is another example… In parallel to this blog, I’m playing with another website called leakedin.com. The purpose is to educate people about the huge amount
A few weeks ago, a subsidiary of a major Belgian bank was hit by a blackmail attack. Attackers requested a big amount of money or they threatened to reveal sensitive stolen data. I don’t know how ended this story, did the bank pay? Did the attackers really steal a big
Dropbox is a well-known online service which allows you to share files between computers. If, in the past few months, new outsiders came on the same market, Dropbox remains the number one. If files are synchronized between Dropbox software clients, they also provide features to share files with third-party who
Real time events or network traffic analysis is interesting to track suspicious behaviors. And, if you add some external sources of information, you could increase even more the capability of detecting real events. Such ranking sources applies usually to IP addresses and domain names. They are plenty of online resources
The idea of this article came from a colleague of mine. He wrote a first version of the script described below. I found it very useful and asked his permission to re-use it and to write this blog article. Thanks to him! In the mean time, during my researches, I
“E-mail”… What a wonderful online service! When I first connected to the Internet around 1994 (I’m feeling old writing this!), I was so exited to receive my first e-mail! Today, I’m very happy when I received less than 50 e-mails per day! E-mail has been, for years, associated with spam.
My privacy, your privacy are key requirements in our (online) life! Nobody enjoys seeing personal data used by unauthorized people. Let me tell you a story that happened to me today. I visited the website of a well-known vendor to grab some information about its products. When you’d like to