Gawker is reporting the Mitt Romney Email Hack story. Once again a public email service is embarrassed by a gaping hole in its security which is widely known and easily fixed. What you can do to protect yourself and simple low cost alternative’s to the so-called “security questions.”
The Flame malware was over-hyped. But it’s a good exercise in threat modeling. In my model, the attacker’s strategy is “leaky abstraction.”
The Facebook IPO stumble has rekindled the usual hand-wringing about Facebook’s long-term viability in light of the many failed social networking services in the past. But Facebook’s role as an identity service provider using the OAuth standard give it hope of overcoming the Facebook IPO stumble and staying in business when the Next Big Thing comes along and steals away the end users’ attention from their Facebook news feed.