Month: May 2014

Some websites are all eye candy while others are tomes of content and information. No matter the purpose your site serves, you will need to provide your visitors with information. That information is conveyed with text and that text is comprised of fonts. Different fonts have different personalities and convey different emotions to your visitors. […]

Reuters has just reported that some security experts may be launching an effort to revive the mysteriously shut down TrueCrypt tool. It is still a mystery why the project’s developers shut it down, one possibility cited by Reuters is a possible government forced back door access. You can read the entire Reuters article here.

In light of the nightmare that is the HeartBleed bug, big players in the tech industry are now throwing money at OpenSSL. Thanks to this monetary injection OpenSSL will be able to employ two full time developers as well as funding for auditing. You can read IT News’ write up on this here.

There was some initial puzzling when the open source encryption utility TrueCrypt updated its SourceForge landing page warning users to not use TrueCrypt and to migrate to BitLocker instead. But as Forbes reports, it’s not just a warning, TrueCrypt is done. It no longer does anything other than decrypt files that it had encrypted. The […]

If you don’t yet know what HeartBleed is you can read about it here. It is a vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptography library that allows hackers to gain access to a computer or server’s data. Now hackers are exploiting this in a scheme to trick people into downloading and installing malicious software, as reported by […]

According to a survey taken by Kent University 1 in 30 individuals have had there computers infected by the ransomware known as CryptoLocker. And of those infected 40% paid the ransom. What is CryptoLocker? What is ransomware? Ransomware is a virus that locks users out of their own files and demands payment from them to gain […]

If you are in Australia (so far) and own an iPhone look out! Hackers are locking iPhone owners out of their phones then demanding ransom to get them unlocked. Hat tip CNN. Read the article here. #iphone #technology #security #it

Have you ever heard of a man named Fernando Corbató? If you have an email account, do online banking, or spend hours scrolling through Facebook posts you should thank him. He’s the inventor of the computer password. This was done in the early sixties and we are still using it today. But as computing power continues […]