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June 10, 2015 Added by:Ronnie Tokazowski
For those who may have lost track of time, it’s 2015, and phishing is still a thing. Hackers are breaking into networks, stealing millions of dollars, and the current state of the Internet is pretty grim.
June 10, 2015 Added by:Brent Huston
More and more computer devices are designed to act like they are people, not machines.
June 09, 2015 Added by:Anthony M. Freed
A team of Chinese researchers say they have devised a methodology to track the movements of subway riders through motion detectors that are standard features on most mobile phones.
June 09, 2015 Added by:Brian Prince
Recent stats from the Verizon Data Breach report showed that many of the most exploited vulnerabilities in 2014 were nearly a decade old, and some were even more ancient than that.
June 09, 2015 Added by:Tripwire Inc
For those involved with securing privileged information, the news of the latest big breach plastered on every TV, website and newspaper commonly elicits a pair of simultaneous reactions: relief that it’s not your organization and dread that it could be the next time.
June 08, 2015 Added by:Rebecca Herold
Over the years in the security classes I’ve taught, I’ve covered the importance of program change control management, and I wanted to continue the discussion here because as important as it is, it typically does not get the attention it deserves in most organizations.
June 08, 2015 Added by:Ronnie Tokazowski
In the early days of malware, we all remember analyzing samples of IRC botnets that were relatively simple, where the malware would connect to a random port running IRC, joining the botnet and waiting for commands from their leader. In this day and age, it’s slightly different.
June 04, 2015 Added by:Eduard Kovacs
The trust-based foundations of whitelisting make it more difficult for organizations to properly protect their networks against cyber threats, Kaspersky Lab researchers have warned.
June 04, 2015 Added by:Anthony M. Freed
Do-it-yourself malware toolkits have been available on the black market for a long time, but now researchers have discovered the first ransomware variation for creating your own extortion campaigns – and it’s free to use.
June 04, 2015 Added by:Aaron Higbee
There is an entire cottage industry of people who go to great lengths to upgrade partial data to make it more valuable. On the Dark Web, one can easily find postings buying and selling this kind of partial information.
June 03, 2015 Added by:Peter Zavlaris
The unprecedented technological advancement seen over the last two decades has become a double-edged sword. As a result, information security has gone from being a tertiary IT function to a significant operational risk.
June 03, 2015 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf
These days, you need a password to access every aspect of your digital life, and we all know how problematic that can be.
June 02, 2015 Added by:Brian Prince
Bots are busy little bees on the Internet, and the world of mobile computing may be their next frontier.