Password Security: Being Bad At Grammar Means You’re A Genius When It Comes To Security.

If you use any type of computer encryption, including AlertBoot Mobile Security to secure your laptop computer, passwords are a way of life.  So, when I heard that researchers at Carnegie Mellon University were able to crack long “passwords” because they were grammatically correct, it caught my interest. On the one hand, it’s a tremendous […] read more

High-Tech Encryption: South Carolina Legislator Notes Not All Security Solutions Need To Be High Tech.

Strengthening computer security is one of the goals listed by the South Carolina caucus for this year.  While it may sound like a knee-jerk reaction to the ginormous data breach The Palmetto State experienced late last year, it looks like clarity of mind and sanity prevails in the SC legislature.  The House Majority Leader noted […] read more

The Continuing World War II Pigeon Saga: Canadians Chime Up.

If someone had told me I’d be ending 2012 blogging about a pigeon, I’d have said he was crazy.  Turns out he’d be crazy like a crystal ball-gazing fox.  According to numerous sites, a Canadian World War II enthusiast has broken the coded message found on a dead WWII messenger pigeon (blogged previously here and […] read more

Australia Encryption Problems: Russian Hackers Use Crypto For Data Ransom.

Hackers of the Russian variety are holding the Miami Family Medical Centre hostage for $4,000.  That’s Miami, Queensland (Australia) and not Miami, Florida.  That’s right, there’s a Miami in Australia.  As surprising might be the news that encryption software like AlertBoot can be used, not to protect data, but to corrupt it. Server Hijacked, Encrypted […] read more

Old Encryption Is Still Worth Its Mettle: WWII Pigeon Code Goes Unbroken.

Old encryption usually can’t hold a candle to modern, strong encryption like the AES-256 algorithm used in AlertBoot Mobile Security suite.  However, sometimes they can be more than effective.  For example, GCHQ has announced that the encrypted World War II message found with the remains of a dead pigeon — found about a month ago […] read more

Anonymised Data In Europe: UK ICO And German ICPP Agree Impossible To Provide 100% Protection.

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and Germany’s Independent Centre for Privacy Protection (more specifically, of the Schleswig-Holstein region) have agreed that anonymized (or, as American’s generally spell it, “anonymized”) personal data need guarantee full privacy.  In a sense, this makes sense when you consider that the use of encryption software like AlertBoot is seen […] read more