Two Incredible Cases of Insecurity – A Basic Information Security Audit Would Have Prevented Both

I am sure that by now, everyone has heard about the unbelievable fiasco at Sony. Surely Sony has security experts somewhere in the company. It does not even take much of an expert to know that storing passwords in plain text is, not to put too fine a point on it, STUPID. This was undoubtedly done many years ago and no one realized that it was STILL being done. A simple audit would have made this evident and prevented an awful lot of grief for a lot of Sony customers.

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Sony admits utter PSN failure: your personal data has been stolen

Sony has finally come clean about the “external intrusion” that has caused the company to take down the PlayStation Network service, and the news is almost as bad as it can possibly get. The hackers have all your personal information, although Sony is still unsure about whether your credit card data is safe. Everything else on file when it comes to your account is in the hands of the hackers.

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Workstation Monitoring with Level Platforms – Why Businesses Need It

Many businesses are reactive when it comes to their technology. If it breaks, they get it fixed. If something isn’t working properly, they spend the money to get it working again. Over time, this can get quite costly. Thankfully, we have the ability to remotely monitor hardware and software using Level Platforms. If your server is slow, we get an alert. If a virus infects a workstation, we get an alert. If the CPU (processor) is running hot, we get an alert.

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Recovering Files off Flash Memory

Camera Memory these days is seen as a hard drive, and so you should be able to recover it fairly easily using free tools, such as smart Recovery. The most important thing is not to use the drive for anything else. Just like with a hard drive, even though it tells you the data is gone, it actually isn’t until the space on the drives where the files are located is overwritten.

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