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Security 67 – Actual News Articles

We came across three interesting news articles in the past week, two of them are philosophical problems regarding security.

First we talk about the the life of passwords as found in the NYTimes. How do you decrypt when you need to after the 9/11 attacks.

Second we talk about the hack on Sony, and what we know.

Finally, we have a debate of sorts of whose fault it is when IT knows it all, and the average user does not.

Show Notes:
The Secret Life of Passwords – NY Times
Sony Hack: What We Know So Far – Wired – 
A Story About Jessica – @SwiftonSecurity – 

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Security 25 – HeartBleed


We were going to talk about the end of life for Windows XP, but a really nasty SSL vulnerability came to life. Heartbleed is a vulnerability that essentially breaks SSL. The good news, it was simple to fix. The bad news, is you have to change your password once the site is fixed.

Show Notes: LastPass | Blog
XKCD | 1353 1354
Bruce Schneier | Blog