Well, there you have it: A resurgence of World War II era loose-lip stupidity - this time attached to a criminal hacking campaign by certain hackster entities (EvaPiks) sharing too much data for admiration & whatnot. Proof, there is nothing new under the sun, when dealing with the vagaries of human nature... All conveyed via the eponymous Dan Goodin writing at the widely beloved Ars Technica.
The Weaponization of Yubikey - A Primer..., or, Why (Oh Why) Did I Take The Attractive Golden Key Shaped Device At That Trade Show? via Michael Allen, writing over at the fascinating Black Hills Information Security blog. Enjoy!
"Although the YubiKey is an excellent two-factor authentication device, it’s definitely missing a few features that would make it an ideal USB HID attack tool, and there are other products that already do the job much better. Probably the main strength of the YubiKey as an attack tool is that it looks like a YubiKey." - via Michael Allen, writing over at the always fascinating Black Hills Information Security blog.
News of recently revealed and egregious tracking behaviors at Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG); specifically Google is using your Gmails account to track your purchases. Our suggestions is to immediately remove any financial transaction related messaging from your Gmail accounts without delay - unless of course, you trust Google...
"While Google told us that you can delete this information at any time, they did not mention how much of a pain it is to do so. Instead of having a single setting that allows you to control how this data is saved, you need to go into each and every purchase and click on the Remove Purchase button. This will bring you to the original email that the data was pulled from and once this email is trashed, the purchase will be removed from the Purchases page. " - via Lawrence Abrams, reporting at Bleeping COmputer