Posts Tagged "Flash Drive"

Anonymous Hacks FBI Conference Call On Cyber Pirates

Anonymous posted a 16-minute recording of a call in which U.S. and foreign law enforcement officials discussed two alleged teenage members. Pundits say there was an email hack. FBI says someone forwarded the concall email. No matter how it happened, it needs to be prevented from happening again.

What Can We Learn From the RSA Hack?

The security professionals who work for RSA are some of the best in the business. If they're so good and RSA still got hacked, what does that portend for your organization?

How Did A Private Access So Much Classified Info?

An Army Private downloaded hundreds of thousands of classified US government documents and snuck them out on writable CDs. How could this happen?

SCADA Systems Under Attack

New malware spread on USB flash drives targets the default password on Siemens' Simatic WinCC software to break in.

Has the IronKey Been Exposed?

A poster named Nexus is claiming that he removed the protective epoxy coating from an IronKey secure USB flash drive and it still works. Photos of the chips on the device are shown here and here. What is interesting to me is that to get the FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification that the device has, […]

Secure Flash Drives Which Are

Several weeks ago I blogged about several brands of USB flash drives which were all breached in the same way. The rumor mill has it that all of these drives were OEM’d from SanDisk, whose drives have been subject to¬†other hacks in the past. SanDisk and Verbatim maintain that a software update is sufficient to […]

Secure Flash Drives Which Aren’t

Three brands of secure flash drives easily can be unlocked due to an implementation flaw.

Who Owns Your Information? (Volume III)

A laptop crammed with secret data was stolen from inside the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense (MoD) nerve center -- and so was the key to unlock it. Oops!

Oops! Did I really click “Send?”

An employee of Wyoming's Rocky Mountain Bank inadvertently sent an e-mail with confidential information on more than 1,300 customers to the wrong e-mail address, and now they want it back. Isn't it a bit late for that?

Get Your Red Hot Military Secrets On ebay!

An article in the UK’s Daily Mail said that a used hard drive recently¬†purchased on ebay included test launch procedures for Lockheed Martin’s THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missile defense system used to shoot down Scud missiles in Iraq. Also on the same disk were security policies, blueprints, and employees’ personal info. Confidential corporate […]