The Implications of Predictable SSNs

Two researchers from Carnegie Mellon University recently released a study showing that social security numbers (SSNs) can be predicted with a fairly high degree of accuracy by knowing just a few bits of personal information.  For example, with knowledge of a person’s birth date...

Even Security Pros Get Owned

On Thursday we awoke to a good old-fashioned web site defacement and the public release of emails and other personal information of some of the most prominent names in the information security field.  A group hacked into the servers of Dan Kaminsky, Julien Tinnes, and Kevin Mitnick to...