It seems that it is almost impossible to get through a day without hearing about another security breach or piece of leaked data hitting the internet. Sadly the latest leak seems to be hitting closer to home then most as a group of cleaver attackers have managed to capture leaks containing PIN codes from debit cards issued to customers in the United States. These PIN codes were written using a weak form of encryption known as “Double ROT-13” which has several weaknesses to allow users to read the list with almost no effort. As this list is already widely available on the Internet, I have decided to post it publicly. If your PIN code appears in the list below, it may be best to contact your bank to get your shoe size changed immediately.
If you have been following the news over the past few weeks, you have likely been hearing that many tech companies are bashing T-Mobile over how the T-Mobile BingeOn program may be violating Net Neutrality with how it “optimizes” streaming video. This attack was spearheaded by a scathing report released by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and was made worse by T-Mobile’s outspoken CEO, John Legere’s response (this really should not come as a shock). Normally I am a huge supporter of the work done by the Electronic Frontier Foundation but in this case I feel they are wrong, and here is why.