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Larry Loeb

Principal, PBC Enterprises

Larry Loeb has written for many of the last century's major "dead tree" computer magazines, having been, among other things, a consulting editor for BYTE magazine and senior editor for the launch of WebWeek. He wrote for IBM's DeveloperWorks site for seven years and has written a book on the Secure Electronic Transaction Internet protocol. His latest book has the commercially obligatory title of Hack Proofing XML. He's been online since uucp "bang" addressing (where the world existed relative to !decvax), serving as editor of the Macintosh Exchange on BIX and the VARBusiness Exchange.

Written By Larry Loeb

Pucker Up: Lips Can Now Provide Biometric Authentication

Researchers from Hong Kong Baptist University have developed a new method of biometric authentication where devices read lip patterns.

Petya Ransomware Gets Hijacked

A new version of Petya ransomware, called PetrWrap, has been spotted by security researchers. This Trojan leverages old tricks to make fast money.

Vehicle Location Services Cloaked in MOPs

MOPs may allow a vehicle to cloak its position information from location services by using all radio communication channels available to it.

MAC Address Randomization Gets Clobbered

MAC address randomization can be defeated with 100 percent accuracy, according to a new report from U.S. Naval Academy researchers.

SGX Malware Extracts RSA Key in Five Minutes

Researchers at Graz University of Technology in Austria developed a novel SGX malware attack that can extract an RSA key in under five minutes.

Wireshark Squashes Bugs With New Network Protocol Analyzer Update

The Wireshark development team addressed dozens of vulnerabilities, segmentation flaws and bugs with the latest version of its network protocol analyzer.

DblTek GoIP GSM Gateways Have a Backdoor Password

DblTek GSM gateways have a hidden backdoor password that allows root shell access. How can users protect themselves from this vulnerability?

New York State Codifies Financial Cybersecurity Regulations

Financial services institutions doing business in New York state have new cybersecurity regulations to observe as of March 1, 2017.

Researchers Detect New Attacks Against MySQL Database

Analysts found that MySQL databases had been attacked by a ransomware campaign similar to the one that affected MongoDB databases in January.

Linux Update Fixes 11-Year-Old Flaw

A recent Linux update patched a vulnerability that enabled fraudsters to use heap spraying methods to execute arbitrary code and escalate permissions.