Hey there! So, I just joined FedNet as the new Community Manager, and woah, what a week to start!
In the past weeks we had all the news on Lulzsec hacking into U.S. Senate’s website, continued on with Sega’s 1.3 million customer records exposed, hackers broke into Fox’s political twitter account, and on top of it all, last week my visa card was compromised, putting quite a damper on my weekend plans. Ya, thanks hackers.
As I equip myself with as much cyber info I can handle, educate myself on the wrath of hackers and learn more each day on how to protect myself, I can’t help but feel overwhelmed.
If the U.S. senate can be hacked for kicks and pure enjoyment, than my lil ol’ Facebook account has no hope. Or so it seems.
As your average consumer, and general public, I often wonder- why would anyone really have any interest in my vacation pics, friend requests, twitter followers and emails? I mean, really half my emails are religious forwards from my mother. However, as I learn more and more about the politics of hackerdom, I see that it goes far beyond my status updates and email attachments.
How does one protect themselves?
This is far more complicated than the boogieman.
After almost six long years of deep stealth mode we have finally quit threatening to launch and actually launched! It has been said that the first step is the hardest and we certainly hope so, for to say that our journey to date has been arduous would be an understatement of epic proportions. FN’s quest for networked software security capable of defeating all known threats to User data on a malicious host has been in the words of the INFOSEC Research Council a “hard problem”. Furthermore, the both obvious and material challenges of securing clients, servers and the HTTP network protocol have been made more difficult by an ever changing, ever growing and ever escalating set of hacker capabilities, methods and tools. In fairness to ourselves, we actually thought we had reached the proverbial goal line we set for ourselves on several occasions, before the goal line moved… Read more