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Reading (Slogging) Through the 2015 Verizon DBIR

When the first data breach investigations report was released by Verizon in 2008, I remember thinking how awesome it was to get some actual data about security incidents and to see someone sharing this type of information.  At the time I was a systems administrator who had also become “the security guy” at my employer. …

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Ebay Falls Victim to Breach: Source Forge Updates Password Storage

 It was just recently announced that eBay suffered a breach that led to the compromise of user details including: username encrypted password email address physical address date of birth phone number  Their announcement indicates that there was no other data (financial or otherwise) that was compromised.  Financial data is believed to be stored separately.  The …

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Why Target’s Breach Included PIN Data

Last Friday Target issued an update acknowledging that encrypted PIN data were included in the data stolen in their recent breach. This quickly became a hot news segment and the social media was abuzz with renewed criticism of the retailer. Though the data technically was stolen, and I applaud Target for publicly announcing it, this …

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Target Security Breached: What You Need to Know

All it takes is one big nasty security breach and the whole world will be watching you through a microscope.  Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) issued a press release this past Thursday confirming that 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been compromised between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, 2013.  When I first …

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