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 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
January 23, 2013 12:00 am
"In this sense, the decision to mothball the tech would be a violation of the developers’ ethical principles. But the argument is about more than whether putting the tech back in the hands of the public is the right thing to do. “The biggest issue we saw with all of the commercial election software we used was that it’s only updated every four years,” says Ryan. It was these outdated options that convinced team Obama to build all the campaign tech in-house. If the code OFA built was put on ice at the DNC until 2016, it would become effectively worthless. “None of that will be useful in four years, technology moves too fast,” said Ryan. “But if our work was open and people were forking it and improving it all the time, then it keeps up with changes as we go.”"
December 23, 2012 2:36 pm
Brace Yourselves, RIM is Coming Back With a Bang!

Currently going through the same thing with my father.  While I was able to persuade him to try out Android (and by no means does he not enjoy using his Droid Razr Maxx HD) I still constantly hear the paranoid comments on what is happening with his email and data.  It’s hard to believe that if given a decent product he wouldn’t gladly jump back on the Blackberry Enterprise System.