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Should I Change My Password? There’s A Website For That!

By Dan Han, VCU Information Security Officer In response to the string of attacks that exposed millions of user credentials to the hacker community and public, a security researcher has setup a searchable database that allows people to check whether if their credentials have been compromised and made available to the public. The site,, allows […]

[UPDATE] Is Your Password Safe? (6/17/11)

By Dan Han, Information Security Officer [UPDATE] Gizmodo just released an online searchable database that can help users to check whether if their email passwords are disclosed by LulzSec in their recent disclosure. The link can be found here. If you are concerned about the safety of your personal email, Paypal, or other online accounts, you […]

When Angry birds turns Bad…A Security Brief

By Dan Han, VCU Information Security Officer In the recent weeks, The Google Android market has seen an uptick of malware infected applications. Among these malware infected applications, a new variant of stealthy malware was detected. These malware are designed to install itself onto a victim’s Android based smartphone or tablet, and subsequently collect user’s […]

Google Dropping Support For Older Browsers

Google announced today that they are dropping web application support for older browsers beginning on August 1, 2011. The affected browsers are Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 7, and Safari 3. Google says that they need to do this in order to support new, HTML5-based, features for Gmail, Google Docs and other products. Google also laid out plans […]