Archive for the ‘security’ Category
Problem: Internet Explorer 8 won’t remember the user’s password information for a website
User starts IE8, types in “salesforce” in the address bar, which automatically brings him to to Salesforce.com. He clicks on the Login link, enters his Username and Password, checks off the box that says “Remember User Name”, and goes about his work. Afterwards, he closes out IE8 and then reopens it later on. He proceeds to Salesforce.com again, but it takes him to the login page and prompts for the password (User Name field is already populated). It should remember his password and log him in automatically.
What did work was deleting all the salesforce.com bookmarks from the user’s Favorites!
The European Commission this week revealed a proposed overhaul to decades-old data protection rules in an effort to improve online privacy and Internet security across the European Union (EU) and beyond. However, even before the effects of the proposed rules could settle, backlash was felt from companies and governments around the world.
But here’s the real kicker…
The U.S. government was also quick to respond to the commission’s proposal. According to news provider the AFP, U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Philip Verveer told reporters that the United States would examine the legislation closely in order to determine whether the proposal would be too costly for American businesses.
Sooo…as usual, the government would rather protect business interests rather than the public’s interest. It should be mandatory, that any business that retains any consumer’s Personally Identifiable Information, should have that info encrypted.
News to watch – Can you be compelled by authorities to give up your encryption keys, passphrases, or passwords?
Colorado U.S. District Judge Robert Blackburn is expected to rule any day on whether to force defendant Ramona Fricosu to decrypt her Toshiba Satellite M305, which authorities seized from her in 2010 with a court warrant while investigating financial fraud.
More reason to go with some sort of double encryption and a hidden encrypted file.
Read more on Wired.com –> Feds Want Judge to Force Suspect to Give Up Laptop Password | Threat Level | Wired.com.
Per Gizmodo – Spyware on every Android (and possibly Blackberry and Nokia) phone out there…
If you have any decently modern Android phone, everything you do is being recorded by hidden software lurking inside…
Carrier IQ’s software is installed in your phone at the deepest level. You don’t know it’s there. You are never warned this is happening. You can’t opt-in and you certainly can’t opt-out.
The commercial spyware sits between the user and the applications in the phone so, no matter how secure and private your apps are, the spyware intercepts anything you do. From your location to your web browsing addresses and passwords to the content of your text messages.
This even happens using a private Wi-Fi connection instead of the carrier 3G or 4G connection.
Read more on Gizmodo –> Your Android Phone Is Secretly Recording Everything You Do.