Monthly Archives: April 2013

LivingSocial hack results in 50 million compromised user accounts

LivingSocial, the daily deals site partially owned by Amazon, disclosed Friday that they had suffered a serious cyber attack. CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy sent an email to his employees to admit the resulting “unauthorized access to some customer data” and that they were “actively working with law enforcement to investigate this issue.”

Social media's role in Boston Marathon story development

Last week the entire country hovered around computers, tablets and smartphones for minute-by-minute news, as well as public commentary, in the development of the Boston Marathon story. But what role did it have in the capture of suspects, brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?

Tiro Security participating in Presidio 10K to aid Wounded Warrior Project

Tiro Security founders Kris Rides and Rob Pop are dedicated to developing a sense of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and charity within the organization in order to ensure the company’s success benefits others as well. For 2013, Tiro Security has chosen to support the Wounded Warrior Project, with a vision “to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.”

Apple's iMessage is DEA Disaster

Apple’s iMessage app appears to be giving the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency real problems because they are not able to trace and track text message conversations lie conventional SMS. When Apple’s iMessage was announced in mid-2011, Cupertino said it would use “secure end-to-end encryption” and sure enough messages sent between two Apple devices are encrypted communication and cannot be intercepted.  iMessage protocol is actually on Apple push notifications (APNS) – a proprietary protocol. An…

Mobile Devices Come Under US Military Scrutiny

At the end of March the Inspector General released a report on the effects of BYOD (bring your own device) on the U.S. military. The findings were a little worrying as the Military lacked some of the basic guidelines that many business have in place.       The following points are from the reports findings: Mobile devices were…