Vecrypt v1.19 released and fixes multiple low, medium and critical risk vulnerabilities

The open-source encryption software and successor to Truecrypt Veracrypt has been updated to v1.19 to address vulnerabilities discovered in a recently completed code audit. The update addresses all critical, medium and low-risk vulnerabilities and workarounds have been provided for those vulnerabilities not yet addressed.  The audit was completed against Veracrypt v1.18 and was completed on […]

Social Engineering, what is it and why is it important?

What is Social Engineering? Once again, the Social Engineering Capture The Flag (SECTF) competition at DEF CON was a huge success.  Social Engineering (SE) is is basically hacking the human element in an organization, tricking the victim into giving the attacker sensitive information about the target.  Attacking the human allows an attacker to bypass the […]

Quick OpEd on MIT anonymizing network Riffle

Researchers at MIT have recently released a whitepaper detailing Riffle, “An Efficient Communication System With Strong Anonymity” that was quickly picked up by a number of news outlets including ThreatPost.  There’s plenty of details in the PDF and linked articles but, for the TL;DR crowd, a couple of things stand out that I think are […]