Data Encryption: Creating Passphrases That You Can Memorize While Thwarting Would-Be Monitors.

Over at firstlook.org, The Intercept has an article on creating passphrases (not passwords) that are strong and memorizable.  The trick lies in the number of elements (that is, how many words are used in the passphrase) and randomness.  Indeed, the principle is not different from how encryption works to secure data.  For example, AlertBoot’s managed […] read more

Data Encryption: Game Livestreaming Site "Twitch" Resets Encrypted Passwords.

If you’re not a gamer or interested in computer games, you may not be familiar with Twitch, a site that streams live feeds of people playing (and commenting on) titles like League of Legends or Counter-Strike.  However, the site is extremely popular – techcrunch.com notes that it’s the “fourth largest site… in terms of peak […] read more

Data Encryption Security: Target Unable To Stop Banks From Suing Over 1-Year Old Data Breach.

Approximately one year ago, retail behemoth Target experienced one of the largest data breaches in history.  The saga still continues; recently, a federal judge rejected the company’s wishes to dismiss a lawsuit filed by banks.  The implication, should the banks win, would be that companies can be sued for security failures.  For example, perhaps computers […] read more

Data Breaches And Notifications: A Contrarian View? Or More Of The Same?.

The Wall Street Journal has an article on how certain executives are questioning the value of notifying the general public on company data breaches.  The pay-walled article notes that there are valid reasons against more transparency. The thing is, most of these so-called reasons are self-serving – which is why 47 states have laws requiring […] read more