Amazon EC2

With LinkedIn: The Bell Tolls For Simple Password Hashing

This week’s revelations about leaks of user passwords from the professional networking site LinkedIn, dating Web site and music site suggest that even tech-savvy firms are slow to accept that hashes -a once-reliable technology for storing data online – now offer scant protection for sensitive data.

Amazon, Wal-Mart Smacked By DDoS Attacks

If you’ve been doing some last minute Amazon holiday shopping on Wednesday evening, you’ve probably noticed that Amazon’s web site was sluggish and, at times, completely down; The same fate greeted Wal-Mart, Expedia, and a number of smaller sites. Read the full article. [Mashable]

Version 2.1 of the Cloud Security Alliance’s “Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing” provides more concise and actionable guidance across all
domains, and encompasses knowledge gained from real world deployments
over the past six months. Read the full article. [Help Net Security]

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