Things I recently hearted

The Dridex gang sends <Dr evil voice> millions of phishing emails a day, infecting approximately 3-5,000 computers daily.

The Government accidentally spilled the beans that Snowden was the target in the Lavabit case. It explains a few things – but serves as a reminder that government secrets aren’t always that easy to keep.

I didn’t so much like this as I wrote this blog based on a survey done at RSA covering privacy.

Management books and commentaries often oversimplify, seldom providing useful guidance about the skills and behavior needed to get things done. Here’s a better reading list, courtesy of McKinsey.

Some nice research by Bart and Santiago Pontiroli  on The evolution of malware targeting Steam accounts and inventory

A hotel replaces light switches with insecure Android tablets – what could possibly go wrong?

How the ANC used encryption to help defeat apartheid. I always thoroughly enjoy Davi Ottenheimer’s perspectives and views and always feel like I learn something new when reading his blogs.

Apple Should Own The Term “Warrant Proof” – Warrant Proof has the hallmarks of a great Tarantino movie!

12 uncomfortable things that will make you more successful. Click-bait title aside, there are a few useful nuggets here…. a few.

WhatsApp Encryption Said to Stymie Wiretap Order – now if they didn’t implement that pesky ubiquitous end-to-end encryption, we would all live in a better world.