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Most Used Passwords of 2012

This year has seen its fair share of corporate security breaches and hacker attacks. Some of the most notable include Global Payments, Yahoo!, LinkedIn and the University of Nebraska. While these organizations continue to investigate and install safeguards to limit future attacks, users are left scrambling to understand if their accounts have been compromised and[…Read More]

Judge: Sniffing Open Wi-Fi Networks is not Wiretapping

Chief Judge James Holderman, of the U.S. Northern District of Illinois, recently issued a ruling that exempts Innovatio’s packet sniffing from unencrypted networks as not considered wiretapping. This decision runs counter to prior decisions including the recent California judicial decision regarding the Google Street View case, where the judge suggested that communications over Wi-Fi were[…Read More]

Lost or Stolen iPhone? Tips from a Computer Forensics Expert

Losing an iPhone can be a stressful experience for anyone who depends on their phone for ongoing work and personal communications. The loss of irreplaceable photos that haven’t been backed up as well as music and other multimedia content can pose much pain for devoted iPhone users. There are a few things a user should[…Read More]

Chicago Alderman’s Office Computers Stolen

News reports today indicate that Chicago Alderman Rick Muñoz of the 22nd Ward’s offices was burglarized sometime on July 18th or July 19th, 2012. A number of computers and other equipment were discovered missing when staff returned to the office. The Chicago Sun-Times also reports that the Alderman believes his data is secure since the[…Read More]

Yahoo! Security Breach of Accounts and Passwords

It was recently revealed that users of Yahoo’s Voice product were compromised by a hacker group named “D33D Company” whose website is hosted in the Ukraine. More than 400,000 Yahoo account usernames and passwords were posted on a website in a reported effort to draw attention to the alleged lack of security at Yahoo. The[…Read More] User Accounts Compromised by Hackers, the popular business networking website recently became the latest victim of a cyber attack by rogue hackers. News sources report that millions of passwords were stolen this past month. Anyone who used the same password on as they did with their online banking password is urged to take immediate steps to check their[…Read More]

City of Chicago Website Hacked During NATO Protests

Members of “AntiS3curityOPS” claimed credit for the recent hacking of the City of Chicago’s website this past Sunday. The hack attempt allegedly had been in the planning phase for weeks, but only was executed following protesters reporting Chicago Police Department officers allegedly using physically violent tactics against protest participants. The group claims to be affiliated[…Read More]

One in 10 Secondhand Hard Drives Contain Data

Recent research performed for Britain’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) by NCC Group found that 11 percent of secondhand drives contain data from the original owner that is recoverable. The lack of data wiping isn’t always the end user’s fault. Often times customers send old hard drives in to computer manufacturers and trust that their personal[…Read More]

First Business Interview on Recent Security Breaches


First Business, a daily program on WCIU-TV that provides highlights on the latest business and financial news, aired a segment called “Is Your Info Safe?” tackling the recent outbreak of security breaches related to financial information. When asked if companies are doing enough to safeguard their customer’s credit card and debit card information, Lee Neubecker,[…Read More]