Monthly Archives: January 2010


Google was recently hit by an exploit McAfee has named “Aurora”. This exploit involves all versions of Internet Explorer (though version 6 is getting most of the attention) which has prompted the governments of France and Germany to warn it’s citizens not to use Internet Explorer at all. Microsoft initially tried to claim […]

Governments calling citizens to ditch Internet Explorer


An analysis of 32million leaked passwords provided some interesting insights into the password selection practices of users. Among the key findings are: The shortness and simplicity of passwords means many users select credentials that will make them susceptible to basic forms of cyber attacks known as “brute force attacks.” Nearly […]

Passwords revisited