Apple’s iCloud storage service has been in the news lately. Apparently, numerous celebrities have uploaded nude “selfies” to iCloud and a hacker has managed to gain access and leaked the photos on the Internet. Once leaked, those photos will always be out there.
This incident illustrates the dangers of cloud storage. Users are totally reliant on the security of their cloud storage provider to keep your data private. And when the worst does happen, they […]
We’re currently working on a feature for CompleteFTP that will allow you to ban uploads with certain file extensions.
So you’ll be able to enter *.pdf as an extension to be denied, and any attempt to upload a file with that extension will result in an error. Of course, this also requires denying rename attempts to banned extensions as well, otherwise people can simply upload with an allowed extension, and then rename to a banned […]
According to Bruce Schneier, the “Heartbleed” OpenSSL bug is a catastrophic one.
Attackers can access all of a server’s memory, including user names, passwords, private keys – anything at all.
It’s probably safer not to use Internet banking and other services that rely on SSL to secure HTTP sessions for the time being, until your financial institution’s encryption libraries have been confirmed to be patched.
Fortunately, none of our products use OpenSSL, and so CompleteFTP, […]
CompleteFTP 8.1.0 has recently been released, and includes CompleteBox 1.1, which has some neat new features.
CompleteBox is a file sharing client that integrates with CompleteFTP. The most important of the new features is private storage. As well as sharing files publicly, users can now use CompleteBox to store their own files and retrieve them later – even on a different machine. This means you can store files at one location (e.g. […]
This is amazing and scary – computers often emit high pitched sounds, and these sounds can actually leak security-sensitive details about what your computer is doing.
In particular, RSA decryption keys can be deduced from these sounds within an hour! This can be done via a mobile phone next to the computer.
More details here.