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Researchers Track Subway Rider’s Movements Through Mobile Phones

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.

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Prioritizing Patch Management Critical to Security

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.

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IT Security: Evolving to a Risk-Based Approach

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.

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Change Controls Are Still Necessary

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.

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Another Day, Another Health Insurance Breach

June 08, 2015 Added by:Peter Zavlaris

Insurance companies, especially those in healthcare, continue to be prime targets for cybercrime.

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Disrupting an Adware-serving Skype Botnet

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.

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Trust-Based Security Models Ineffective: Researchers

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.

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Tox: Free Ransomware Toolkit Hits the Black Market

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.

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Surfing the Dark Web: How Attackers Piece Together Partial Data

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.

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Concerns over Brand Security are Escalating

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.

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What is PHI?

June 03, 2015 Added by:Danny Lieberman

Software Associates specialize in HIPAA security and compliance for Israeli medical device companies – and 2 questions always come up: “What is PHI?” and “What is electronically protected health information?”

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Two's (Or More) Company: How to Use Two-Factor Authentication the Right Way

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.

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Attack of the Home Router

June 02, 2015 Added by:Robert Vamosi

The security of any network is only as strong as its weakest link. What if that weak link is so fundamental that most of us may not even consider it to be faulty?

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Bad Bots' Impact on Mobile Web Traffic Rose in 2014: Research

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.

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On Unknown Operational Effectiveness of Security Analytics Tooling

June 02, 2015 Added by:Anton Chuvakin

What it all means is that you are buying on faith. There is nothing wrong with it, by the way, but it is useful to be honest about it…

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Number of Botnet-Powered DDoS Attacks Dropped in Q1: Kaspersky

June 01, 2015 Added by:Eduard Kovacs

Kaspersky Lab has published a report detailing the botnet-assisted distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks launched by malicious actors in the first quarter of 2015.

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