Posts Tagged "Microsoft"

Would Encryption Have Prevented The Target Hack?

Security professionals need to be performing the same kinds of risk analysis and business impact analysis that business continuity professionals have been doing for dozens of years. As part of that risk analysis you need to determine your most important information, its lifetime, and whether or not you are properly protecting it.

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 […]

Who Owns Your Information?

What happens if there is a digital rights management (DRM) failure, your application is discontinued, or your service provider goes bust? How do you get access to your data?

A Sidekick In The Pants – The Final Countdown?

Microsoft said Thursday that it believes it has recovered most of the Sidekick data that it initially feared might have been permanently lost. I am guessing that they located an older offline backup and are working on restoring it and applying any changes made to user data after the backup was made. This means that […]

A Sidekick In The Pants – Part 2

Thousands to tens of thousands of T-Mobile Sidekick customers may have lost all of their data. Here are some more thoughts on data protection.

A Sidekick In The Pants

T-Mobile and the Sidekick data services provider, Danger, a subsidiary of Microsoft, have announced that they lost subscribers' contacts, calendar entries, to-do lists and photos - and there is no backup.