Tag: Hacker

The curious case of Felix Roque: Hacking for Dummies

Felix Roque, mayor of a New Jersey town (West New York) just minutes from downtown Manhattan, was arrested May 25th for hacking into a website that posted less than flattering comments about him and his administration.  The now defunct site, www.recallroque.com, had been targeted by both Roque and his son, Joseph, since it was set […]

The Hacker War – It’s time to get proactive

When it comes to computer hackers going after corporate data networks, “we’re not winning,” FBI executive assistant director Shawn Henry told Devlin Barrett of the Wall Street Journal last week. The comment is true, considering that 2011 brought us 535 breaches, with 30.4 million sensitive records involved.  The biggest breaches included Sony, Epsilon and NASDAQ.  […]

Just another word or two – passphrases vs passwords

We have blogged many miles of space about the dangers of protecting your business assets with a simple username and password solution. Now there is a new trend using passphrases as a beefed up type of authentication. The problem is, there’s not much meat to this solution. Passphrases are basically a group of dictionary words […]

Pros and cons of mobile tokens in authentication

I recently discussed the future of the online banking industry and how the FFEIC should shape its next set of guidelines to ensure the safety of both banks and their customers in the years ahead. However, one area which I didn’t explore in that post is the mobile platform, and the role it has to play […]