Data Security: Stratfor Clients Have Weak Passwords.

About a week ago, I had briefly mentioned the Stratfor breach, and how they had stored credit card numbers and other data as plaintext.  If you’re storing credit card data, let me tell you, you want to be using encryption software (and you never ever store CVVs — even when encrypted.  That’s a PCI-DSS requirement). […] read more

Data Encryption: Data Was Recovered From Bradley Manning’s Computer.

According to a wired.com article, a link between Bradley Manning and Julian Assange was recovered by the US Army.  My question here is, why didn’t Manning just use full disk data encryption software and then lose the key? Zerofill.  One Pass. The Army presented chat logs that link Bradley Manning with Julian Assange (and WikiLeaks).  […] read more