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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

Forgot Password? Man-in-the-Middle Attack Can Perform a Password Reset, Researchers Warn

Many high-profile online services are vulnerable to a new type of attack that could enable fraudsters to intercept password reset requests.

DVRs Prove IoT Malware Is Still Dangerous

With its study of over 30 types of devices, U.K. security firm Pen Test Partners concluded that DVRs remain a major IoT malware platform.

A Brief History of Computing: As Technology Evolves, Cybersecurity Lags Behind

As computers evolved throughout history, developers repeatedly failed to build cybersecurity into the increasingly complex machines.

SOX Compliance Is an Ongoing Process

Protiviti's "2017 Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Survey" revealed that companies are dedicating more resources to SOX compliance than in past years.

New Linux Trojan Discovery Unveils Cryptomining in Raspberry Pi and Identity Cloaking Efforts

Two new linux Trojan strains have been discovered: One attempts to mine cryptocurrency, while the other cloaks the threat actor's identity.

Project Shadowfall Helps Tackle RIG Exploit Kit

RSA, in collaboration with major security firms and GoDaddy, has identified and eliminated many of the subdomains used in the RIG exploit kit.

Fireball Malware Explodes Around the World

The Fireball malware can change a user's search engine and default home page, and run any code on victims' computers.

Windows Bug Crashes All Versions Before 10

An old Windows bug has resurfaced, causing newer systems to crash or display the blue screen of death. Here's what you need to know.

Malvertising Scheme Bypasses Ad Blockers

RoughTed, a malvertising scheme that bypasses ad blockers and delivers poisoned ads through redirections, has been active for over a year.

Survey: IT Leaders Concerned About Mobile Workforce Security Challenges

A survey revealed that IT leaders are struggling to strike a healthy balance between the benefits and security risks associated with a mobile workforce.