Monthly Archives: August 2012

Windows Password Clues Easy To Crack

User-provided password retrieval hints in Windows 7 and 8 operating systems are vulnerable to being retrieved and decoded by attackers.

That finding was made by two security researchers who’ve been studying ways to increase the reliability of tools designed to extract Windows registry information.

via Windows Password Clues Easy To Crack – Security – End user/client security – Informationweek.

Google ‘Red Team’ To Test Product Privacy

Google for years has said that it takes privacy very seriously, but the company’s recent $22.5 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission for breaking privacy promises and its commitment last year to endure 20 years of FTC privacy audits following “deceptive privacy practices” is pushing the company to take privacy with new, improved seriousness

via Google ‘Red Team’ To Test Product Privacy – Security – Privacy – Informationweek.

Bank of America to Offer Chip Technology for Credit Cards

Bank of America Corp. (>> Bank of America Corp) is throwing its muscle behind a credit-card technology aimed at cutting down on hassles U.S. cardholders may encounter when trying to make purchases while traveling abroad.

The Charlotte, N.C., bank said Monday it is including what are known as EMV chips in many of its consumer credit cards targeted at frequent travelers and high-net-worth customers.

via Bank of America to Offer Chip Technology for Credit Cards.

Microsoft warns of critical Oracle code bugs in Exchange

Microsoft last week warned IT administrators that critical vulnerabilities in code licensed from Oracle could give attackers access to Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010 systems.

Oracle patched the vulnerabilities in its “Oracle Outside In” code libraries as part of a massive update on July 17 that fixed nearly 90 flaws in its database software.

via Microsoft warns of critical Oracle code bugs in Exchange.