Email fraud part 2

While still on the topic of email fraud, I would like to touch on 419 scams, which are also known as Nigerian scams. Most of us routinely encounter such emails in our spam box, so it shouldn't be too alien to us. The modus operandi for such a scam ...

Email fraud

A fraudster managed to email his way out of prison. Article here. The amount of trust that a lay person puts into emails today is quite alarming. Emails were first used in the 70s, when everyone knew everyone else on the network and trust was less of an issue that ...

iPad POS

While traveling in the US, I noticed that a considerable number of smaller food establishments used an iPad Point of Sale (POS) system. Given the number of POS vulnerabilities reported in the past year, I wondered if the iPad would be a more secure POS platform compared to the traditional ...

1FA

Applications such as Pushbullet strive to integrate our devices by mirroring notifications received on an android phone onto a windows laptop. I can read and even reply SMSes without the need to pick up my phone. Nevertheless, we must be careful when using them since One Time Passwords(OTP) are ...

IJIS plaintext offender

I am always pissed off when I discover that a site I use is a plaintext offender. Well, if they are mom and pop establishments that do not deal with money or personal data, I might exhibit a wee bit of tolerance. However, large cooperations have no excuse especially since ...

Information Leakage

Piazza is a learning management system that allows students to post questions which are then answered by fellow students or the lecturer. One of the features of Piazza is anonymous posting where students can choose not to reveal their names. Unfortunately, correlations can be made through observing the style of ...