For the last 24 hours, the Twitter landscape has seen several official accounts hacked. The same Tweet was posted thousand times. It was about the political conflict between Turkey and Holland: Many other accounts were affected (like the one of the EU Commission). Usually, Twitter accounts are hijacked simply due
Yesterday a new trend started on Twitter with the hashtag “FiveWordTechHorrors”. I don’t know exactly who started it and why but it became quickly relayed and populated by many people working in IT. Everybody started to report some horror stories of ideas in all IT domains (security, development, hardware, software,
Social networks are wonderful sources of information when you need to collect data about a potential target. That’s the way humans work, just like you and me: we like to share, we like to show what we do, where we travel. In short… we exist! During some projects, it’s very
For a few months now, my toy leakedin.com is back online. When I brought the website up again, a question immediately popped up in my mind: “How to protect myself against angry users or organizations not happy to see potentially sensitive data disclosed?“. The website compiles interesting data like credit
Yesterday, I gave a presentation for the Beltug Security SIG (“Special Interest Group“) about the usage of social networks in companies, the risks associated to them and how to reduce/avoid them. Social Networks are wonderful tools to promote your company or brand but can also generate some horror stories! Nobody
My previous post about monitoring pastebin.com within your SIEM gave ideas to some of you. On aftershell.com, you will find a fork of my script to monitor WordPress RSS feeds. If pastebin.com may contain relevant piece of information as well as blogs, do not underestimate the value of social networks!
Some news have been disclosed about the next release of Ubuntu called “Lucid Lynx“. This new distribution is logically planned for April 2010 and will introduce, amongst a long list of new features, the “desktop socialization”. Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu, explained in an interview that the desktop will
It seems that a buzz is starting on Twitter in Belgium today! Koen Delvaux, a Belgian blogger, posted a story on his blog about his misadventure with a Belgium jeweler (no name here but Twitter is your best friend to find the name and location of the shop). To resume