Mark Scanlan

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Above and beyond: 2 states craft 'stolen valor' laws that exceed federal version

Lawmakers in two northeastern states are declaring war on phony veterans who claim combat experience in order to commit fraud.<p>So-called "stolen valor" laws are not new, and the current federal version was revised after a tougher one was struck down in 2012 by the U.S. Supreme Court. Laws proposed …

A little black box makes it easy to unlock almost any iPhone even when it's secured with your fingerprint

The International Business Times reports that for just £120, anyone on the internet can buy specialist hardware that lets them hack into even the newest iPhones.<p><b>Here's how it works:</b><p>The main device used is called an IP-BOX. It works by "bruteforcing" iPhone passcodes, repeatedly guessing the …

Dick Cheney’s endless lies: Why his Playboy interview may be his most shameless yet

Cheney is full of it when he says he doesn’t think about his legacy. Trying to rewrite history is all he has left<p>Unlike his former boss Richard Nixon, Dick Cheney has never seemed to me like an especially interesting figure. In complete honesty, while I recognize him as one of the most influential …

Sun setting on daylight saving time? States consider alternative to clock-changing ‘hassle’

States across the country are taking a dim view toward daylight saving time. And some say it's time to turn back the clock -- so to speak.<p>Lawmakers in 10 states have proposed legislation challenging what, for many, is a twice-a-year headache, and one they just endured again earlier this month. The …

4 Biggest Targets for Identity Theft

Identity theft is a growing threat throughout the world. Thieves continue to create more advanced, sophisticated and unpredictable methods to steal valuable personal information. In 2012 alone, 16.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft. The risk is real, and everyone is a …

Digital Forensics Can Use Facebook to Solve Cases

The theft of trade secrets in U.S. businesses is increasing rapidly and is expected to double within the next decade, according to a report in the</i> …

Forensics

MSAB Releases Lightweight, Portable Tablet for Rapid Data Extraction from Devices in the Field

MSAB, a leader in forensic technology for mobile examination and pioneer of XRY today announced the release of its Tablet technology, a ruggedized, …

Companies must expect cybersecurity attacks, prepare for problems

Insurance companies and other healthcare-related businesses can expect additional cybersecurity scrutiny in the future, after Anthem suffered a major …

Free and cheap ways to learn about IT security

Whether you're an IT student or have been in the field for many years, the learning never stops, especially in regards to security. Hackers are …

Microsoft Trades Short-Term Profit To Win The Cloud

To bring Mark Twain’s sentiments into the twenty-first century, ‘reports of Microsoft’s mobile demise are greatly exaggerated.’ Taking to the stage at Mobile World Congress this morning, Redmond made it clear where its ambitions lie in the mobile space.<p>With the announcement of the Lumia 640 and the …

Hack Like a Pro: Digital Forensics for the Aspiring Hacker, Part 5 (Windows Registry Forensics)

Welcome back, my aspiring hackers!<p>As I mentioned in earlier posts, the best hackers (or at least those not behind bars) have a keen understanding of …

Free Encrypted iPhone Comms And 'World First' Private Tablet Unveiled

It’s been a great day for privacy-minded folk, with the launch of free encrypted messaging and calls for Apple’s iPhone, thanks to Open Whisper Systems’ updated Signal application, and what’s being billed by creator Silent Circle as the “world’s first privacy focused tablet”.<p>Signal’s open source …

Privacy

Santoku Linux – Mobile Forensics, Malware Analysis, and App Security Testing LiveCD

The word santoku loosely translates as ‘three virtues’ or ‘three uses’. Santoku Linux has been crafted with a plethora of open source tools to …

Inside Oregon's FBI cyber squad

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) --- The newest CSI franchise, CSI: CYBER, is a drama inspired by the inner workings of the Federal Bureau of Investigation …

Banks respond to fraud with improved verification for Apple Pay

Reports of thieves using stolen payment info with Apple Pay surfaced earlier this week, and banks are already stepping up security measures. In fact, the culprits used the software to employ credit card details stolen during Target's massive breach in 2013. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that those …

Apple Pay