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Ticketweb followup

Ticketweb (a UK arm of Ticketmaster) have confirmed that someone was able to send emails to subscribers fraudulently. Their initial response was covered on the Naked Security blog. A second email was sent out this evening: One part which stands

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Ticketmaster / Ticketweb hacked?

This afternoon I received an email with the spammy subject "Action Required : Update Your PDF Application".  I almost ignored it until I noticed that the link inside pointed to a domain owned by Ticketmaster. As I have shopped with

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Stupid password rules

Today I forgot the password for a site I use only occasionally. This is rare, as I have a number of password schemes that I use to create a password unique to each site. After clicking the reset password link,

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Reporting a phishing site, is it worth it?

So I thought I was being a good internet citizen when I received the following email a week ago: Dear User; Please update to our new server click here to begin http://glacierdesign.ca/phpform/forms/form1.html Thanks and have a wonderful day. Webmaster The

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Welcome to the IPv6 world

This blog can now be reached over IPv6 (or ipv6.edeca.net), which is surely the final nail in the coffin of IPv4 across the internet.

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Blocking SSH brute forcing using denyhosts

Tired of seeing repeated attempts to login to a Linux server you run?  There are a number of options, all with their own benefits and disadvantages.  The easiest way is to move the port that the SSH server runs on,

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