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Passwords, Revisited

Ahh, Passwords.  We have work passwords, personal passwords, super secret passwords, even throw away passwords.  Have you ever stopped to wonder how “secure” your passwords actually are?  Thanks to cybersecurity writer and researcher Troy Hunt, you can now check. Troy runs the website ‘;– Have I been pwned? and recently pulled together the data he …

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What can Blockchain Do For Cybersecurity?

You can tell when a technology has reached its peak hype potential when things just start to get silly.  In the blockchain world, this is evidenced by athletes, artists and other public personalities tweeting, posting, or otherwise endorsing ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings). These have ranged from Prediction Market blockchains, to Cannabis Supply Chain blockchains, to …

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Beyond Bitcoin for Ransomware

Ransomware is bringing Bitcoin into popular culture and raising awareness about cryptocurrencies. In May, the price of Bitcoin surged to over US$2,800 before retreating. It remains the “go to” digital currency for ransomware authors due to its relative anonymity, ease of use, and popularity. As the ability for the public to acquire digital currencies other than Bitcoin …

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Fingerprinting You and All of Your Things

Your phone checks your identity with your physical fingerprint. We also use the term ‘fingerprint’ to described methods of identifying software and hardware with algorithms that calculate a unique code based on the software structure, operating behavior, or other characteristics. Apps and devices can also potentially identify you by your pattern of behavior or idiosyncrasies. …