Microsoft Incorporating Algorithms into OS for Perfect Forward Secrecy

Microsoft has a new update that introduces four new ciphers to the default priority cipher list within Windows.  This update applies to Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows Server 2008 and 2012.  With perfect forward secrecy, a private key is negotiated for each session, so unlike other SSL and TLS connections where the public/private keypair for […]

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) can provide great benefits to companies of any size. However, connecting more things to the internet can create gaping security holes. Companies primarily focus on securing employee hardware, but can overlook locking-down other devices in the IoT that connect to their systems. Companies should look at the way data from the […]

Lenovo: Researchers find ‘massive security risk’

Are your computer systems safe? PC maker Lenovo is once again called to task over major security vulnerabilities in their systems. According to research conducted by IOActive there are signature validation bypass errors which could allow “man in the middle” attacks against major operating system components that could allow attackers to replace these items with […]

Data Breach at Email Service Provider SendGrid

Local company SendGrid has reported that it suffered a data breach.   Initial reports of the breach came out on April 9th in a New York Times article.  Initially the breach was thought to be an isolated breach of a single account, but it has since been determined that the breach involved the breach of an […]