On Changing Password Guidance: A Good First Step From Microsoft

On Changing Password Guidance: A Good First Step From Microsoft

Passwords, as a security solution, have become untenable. Whereas 15 years ago you might only have needed to remember two passwords, your ISP or your work password, now we have a plethora of passwords to keep track of. Power utility websites, water utility websites, bank websites, online payment websites, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest or any number of other sites that have our information. The guidance has often been to make passwords complex, alphanumeric, contain special characters, be as long as possible, oh and make them easy to remember but don’t reuse passwords and never write them down.

Reverse Engineering Firefox and Tor Targeted Payload

Reverse Engineering Firefox and Tor Targeted Payload

The Lotan research team is constantly seeking out new and novel memory corruption exploits to enhance our detection heuristics. This week, an exploit targeting Firefox and the Tor Browser was released, giving us a chance to exercise the capabilities of Lotan. 

LastPass and How to Respond to Zero Day Vulnerabilities

It’s nerve-racking to read that a product that your company relies upon has a critical zero day vulnerability. Do you scramble for a new solution, wait for a patch or just panic? Making important application decisions based on social-media rumblings isn't usually the best way to run an IT shop. In some ways, this is like driving down the road when your car starts making an unusual sound. It might not be time to consider buying a new car, but you do need to assess the situation.