Geek Reading March 8, 2016 #1058

It is Tuesday, so of course that means we get a pile of new security articles 🙂 On Krebs on Security, they talk about a recent phish at Seagate where it exposed all employee W-2’s. That is a huge problem given the amount of personal information available. Softpedia reports on the Custom Content Type Manager WordPress plugin that comes with a backdoor, allowing the theft of admin credentials. It is a weird situation, with the project owner change, but it does question the idea of automatic updates without some sort of validation. CloudFlare has two excellent posts, one talking about the 400Gbps DDoS they faced and another about DNS packet sizes.

As always, enjoy today’s items, and please participate in the discussions on these sites.

Startups, Career and Process

Design and Development

AI, Machine Learning, Research and Advanced Algorithms

Big Data, Visualization, SQL and NoSQL

Infrastructure, Operations and DevOps

Security, Encryption and Cryptography

Link Collections