Browsing Category: Cryptography

Categories: Cryptography

Psst! Psst!  Ryan here.  Did you notice that all the text on the cover of Verizon’s 2009 data breach report [pdf] is selectable?   A little birdie tells me that’s no coincidence.   Encrypted message, etc.  

Even better, the report contains some obvious clues to decrypt.  And something about cash prizes for those who figure it out.  If you hear/know more, hit me up on Twitter.  From the birdie’s beak to your ear…

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Categories: Cryptography

By Andrew Storms
According to a this news article [computerworld.com] and a statement by Heartland [2008breach.com], competitors of the now PCI-delisted payment processor are using the breach as means to lure their customers.  Competitors are apparently suggesting that doing business with Heartland will result in fines from Visa.  That part is not true.  Visa has publicly stated that no fines will be levied against Heartland’s customers.   
However, would you continue to trust Heartland, its auditor and the PCI compliance standard to do their jobs in protecting your information?

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