Southwest had a major outage at the end of December 2022 that ruined holiday travel plans for tens of thousands of customers. Then, at the beginning of January 2023, the FAA had to ground all flights because of an outage of their own. Coincidence?? ...well, yes. But also- Commonalities.
LastPass, a product that I've used for a long time and have recommended freely to friends and other notable ne'er-do-wells alike, has been hacked. Again. This time it might spell doom for the company. With apologies to Glen Hansard, I'm both mad AND disappointed.
It's the most terrifying time of year. That time when people ask you to join a cookie swap. I have an oven but I'm not sure what it's for.
Introduction So in celebration of the holiday, I thought I would do something crazy and make cookies to share at a cookie swap. Luckily for me, my family has a long history of doing …
The 26th Tech Field Day event put on by Gestalt IT was held this month in San Jose, California. Over the course of three days, we debated trends and topics around the Enterprise Datacenter space, talked network automation with ZPE, and participated in the OCP 2022 CXL Forum.
MFA is a huge boon to security, but some innovations that are supposed to make it easier are actually giving hackers new ways to attack individual users. This is an example of where keeping things simple would mean more security for everybody.
Implementing security policy is not easy. It's difficult from a technical perspective, sure, but convincing others in your company that the changes are necessary can be just as much of a challenge. Doubly so if you can't convince leadership.
The story of Twitter's current security woes is a great example.
The Peiter Zatko (aka "Mudge") vs Twitter situation has gotten very public. Mudge released a very long (84 pages) document that details what he says is a longstanding pattern of indifference to security. Here are the technical details of the alleged security failures.
The long-debated QUIC protocol is getting serious attention these days. It has been in development since 2012, but is all the rage now because HTTP/3 (the main reason QUIC was designed in the first place) is now an official standard.
What is it, then, and what might it mean for security? Let's find out.