10 Bizarre-but-True Ways Your Home is Susceptible to Hackers

John Brandon has written a brilliant article for Fox News about the myriad ways that hackers can get into your home. Winn offered his input for several items on the list of ten. 2. They Can Steal Your Printer Security consultant Winn Schwartau says you need to literally tie down your printer. Now. The expert from The Security Awareness Company says …

The Tweety Bird Got Ate

The U.S. Department of Defense is banning Twitter. All social networking. Or trying to. Or maybe not. The debate is on. The same pro and con arguments that affect the defence establishment are currently the source of many debates within countless private and public organizations that have concern for their own security. You know that Twitter, Facebook, …

Security Awareness 101 Day

Hire Winn to come in and do a full day of live training with your staff! SA101 Days can cover any number of topics including Passwords, Incident Reporting, Governance, Company Policy, NonTechnical Security Awareness, ID Theft and more.

The Road Warrior Option

We’re all out there traveling through airports, Internet cafes, hotel lobbies and conference centers. If that wasn’t difficult enough, we are expected to ‘stay in touch’, get some work done – and most notably – do it securely. Securely. Our various companies have differing policies and approaches to mobile security; from none at all (ugh!) …

Guide to Enterprise Wireless LAN Systems

NetworkWorld put together a handy guide to enterprise wireless LANs for PCWorld, and asked Winn for his input. Security consultant Winn Schwartau likes to tell how his then-12-year-old son used a Windows-based Palm Treo to wirelessly eavesdrop on business executives using laptops or PDAs on an airport or other public Wi-Fi net. He routinely collected …

China Unrestricted

I just sent this story to acquaintances who disclosed a fair amount of these scenarios to me several years ago. In his team’s penetration studies, all roads pointed to Beijing, but I was under NDA not to tell, names, etc. But, the short sanitized version from Feb 2005 is: Major utility companies POWNED! Banks…you, too. Communications …

Lying to Hackers is OK By Me

“All warfare is based on deception.” – Sun Tzu “In war (conflict), truth is so precious, it must be protected by a bodyguard of lies.” – Winston Churchill “Make a noise in the East and attack in the West.” – Anonymous Chinese I believe in lying. Sort of. Let me explain. The bad guys will do anything they can to get you. You know …

Cyber-Christ Meets Lady Luck

DefCon II: Las Vegas – July 22-24, 1994 Las Vegas connotes radically different images to radically different folks. The Rat Pack of Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. elicits up the glistening self-indulgent imagery of Vegas’ neon organized crime in the ’50’s (Ocean’s Eleven displayed only minor hacking skills.) Then …