Zynga Hacked: Guy gets £50,000 from virtual money

Ashley Mitchell, an IT professional from Paignton, Devon, England was recently charged with hacking Zynga’s Facebook poker game. He admitted accessing Zynga’s computers and putting 400 billion credits into fake facebook accounts, which he was then selling for real money. I think Zynga is trying to have its cake and …

Portrait of a Failed Security Dashboard

The Department of Homeland Security announced that it was discontinuing its color-coded security advisory system today. In the software security world we often try to have big dashboards with red, yellow, and green indicating important things about our software. This is a great example of where such dashboards fail.