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 […]

Hacking a penetration tester

I just finished reading this article titled “Hacking a Penetration Tester” and made a few notes that I thought may be helpful to pass along.  The basic premise of the article is that the author (Wesley McGrew) and his team were conducting a penetration test and found a Meterpreter shell that had been left behind […]

Happy Memorial Day

Memorial Day is the day set aside each year for us to give thanks to the men and women who have given their lives defending the freedom and way of life that we enjoy as Americans.  On behalf of a grateful nation, we thank you and are eternally grateful. Photo Credit

What is a blockchain? Hint, it’s not just for Bitcoin.

The blockchain’s current and first killer app is Bitcoin, the secure, anonymous digital currency or cryptocurrency.  Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have gotten a lot of press lately because they are the defacto standard method that Ransomware accepts payment (because it’s secure and anonymous).  Like Bitcoin though, the blockchain has a lot of uses outside of just […]

FBI asking for help with new ransomware

The FBI is asking businesses and software security experts for emergency assistance in its investigation into a pernicious new type of “ransomware” virus used by hackers for extortion. “We need your help!” the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a confidential “Flash” advisory that was dated March 25 and obtained by Reuters over the weekend. […]