Techerous

My name is Bill, I am a recent graduate in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University and this is a place for me to post or give my 2 cents on the fascinating world of technology. I am now working for a pretty big technology related company whose name I will leave out just to avoid any possible complications, however far-fetched them happening may be. Music gets included from time to time as well.

September 19, 2014 12:15 am September 4, 2014 11:58 pm September 1, 2014 10:57 pm
Naked celebrity hack: security experts focus on iCloud backup theory
April 13, 2014 8:32 pm
5 rules for using the Internet after ‘Heartbleed’

Even without Heartbleed this are pretty good suggestions.

April 8, 2014 10:39 pm
Urgent security update

staff:

Bad news. A major vulnerability, known as “Heartbleed,” has been disclosed for the technology that powers encryption across the majority of the internet. That includes Tumblr.

We have no evidence of any breach and, like most networks, our team took immediate action to fix the issue.

But this…

I’m guessing most people have heard about this by now.  This is an issue on the server-side so don’t change your password unless instructed by that site to do so.  Changing it before they have patched the issue just leaves your new password equally vulnerable.

March 24, 2014 11:40 pm March 13, 2014 6:49 pm
Target Warned of Hack But Didn't Immediately Respond: Report - NBC News

techheat:

Target received warnings from its internal security system about last year’s massive breach before the data was stolen, but failed to act, according to a …

Via NBC News
February 23, 2014 12:34 pm
Windows Phone to get long-awaited enterprise update | PCWorld

I’ve always said the strategy for Windows Phone should be to target the enterprise. The consumer market has been decided, iOS and Android aren’t giving up any ground, go after the users that involuntarily switched off Blackberry. Now the question is is it too late?

February 20, 2014 8:54 pm
Red Cell lab uses military tactics to ensure THON security — College of Information Sciences and Technology

There’s something odd at first about reading that “military tactics” will be used for security at a fundraising event.  However this is a pretty cool thing to read about, interesting study happening at the school I graduated from.

September 8, 2013 1:12 am
Internet experts want security revamp after NSA revelations