A secure version of user.js to harden Firefox installations

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Warning: Backup your existing user.js file (if it exists) and use with caution.  Some website functionality may break. Some of the settings in this user.js file might seem redundant, as some of them are already set to the same values by default. However, the user.js file has this nice property, that ...

How to tell if a shortened link is secure in 2015

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

If you hang out a lot on social media sites such as Twitter or Facebook, you have encountered countless links that were shortened. What is meant by that is that proxy links tend to get posted on these sites that do nothing but redirect you to the real site when you ...

Staples confirms security breach resulting in over 1 million stolen credit and debit cards

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Nearly a year ago, Target suffered one of the largest security breaches that resulted in over 70 million credit and debit cards being compromised. At the time, Target wasn't alone, with other retailers suffering the same fate during the crucial holiday season. Nearly a year later, Staples has also become ...

Ars was briefly hacked yesterday; here’s what we know

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

At 20:00 CT on December 14, an Internet intruder gained access to one of the Ars Web servers and spent the next hour attempting to get from the Web server to a more central machine. At 20:52, the attempt was successful thanks to information gleaned from a poorly located backup file. ...

Citizenfour – The Edward Snowden documentary

Friday, November 28th, 2014

I was finally able to watch this today and I really enjoyed it. Very well presented and it firmly validated my initial opinion of Edward Snowden. Like him or hate him, every citizen needs to watch this to clearly understand his intent before finalizing your opinion. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ADUs8iN7NE[/embed]