Zack Whittaker

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Jennifer Leggio has been in the security industry for 17 years as a marketer, advisor, and writer. Her focus is on security culture, including disclosure, community issues, equality in security, disruptive trends, and even marketing best practices. PGP Key: 3A708289 | She prefers other contact on Twitter via @mediaphyter.

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'Evil Maid' USB stick attack keylogs TrueCrypt passphrases

'Evil Maid' USB stick attack keylogs TrueCrypt passphrases

Security researcher Joanna Rutkowska has released a PoC (proof of concept) of a keylogger that is capable of logging TrueCrypt's disk encryption passphrase enabling the attacker to successfully decrypt the hard drive's content.Dubbed, the 'evil maid' attack due to its 'plug-and-exploit' functionality requiring 1-2 minutes for the infection process to the take place, works with the latest TrueCrypt versions 6.

October 19, 2009 by in Security

Commonwealth fined $100k for not mandating antivirus software

Commonwealth fined $100k for not mandating antivirus software

According to a recently published SEC cease-and-desist order, the Commission has recently fined Commonwealth Financial Network $100,000, for not mandating antivirus software on the computers of its representatives, leading to a security incident which took place in November 2008, allowing the cybercriminal behind the attack to place eighteen unauthorized purchase orders, resulting in $523,000 of unauthorized purchases.

October 19, 2009 by in Security

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