February 03, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano
Recently UCLA announced 16,000 patients were potential victims of identity theft because a doctor’s home office was broken into and data stolen. Data breaches cost big bucks. Encryption in this scenario failed due to a password on a sticky note near the laptop...
February 01, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr
As the world's largest vendor of security software, the breach puts all of its corporate and government customers at risk, because if Symantec didn't know the extent of its breach back then, how do Symantec's customers know that their current product line is safe to use?
January 31, 2012 Added by:Don Turnblade
How much did restoring, repairing, reimaging, improved firewall rules, down time, legal fines, or direct fraud cost per event? Asking what it is may be too close to that great low pressure system, and you do not need to be struck by lightning. I won't ask and you won't tell...
January 31, 2012 Added by:Suzanne Widup
Although 2007 and 2008 grew the most in terms of additional incidents being disclosed, 2008 showed the highest number of additional records, with almost 95 million. Though 2011 is not the highest in terms of incidents, it is now the leader for records disclosed thus far...
January 26, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
"At this time, Symantec recommends disabling the product until Symantec releases a final set of software updates that resolve currently known vulnerability risks," Symantec said in the white paper...
January 26, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan
No matter how small your operation, or even if you only occasionally work from home, clients trust you to protect their data — and laws in 46 states requires that you do so. Businesses must notify clients whose information is compromised, and notification can be costly...
January 26, 2012 Added by:Keith Mendoza
Even if a complete software rewrite is done, it's not really a complete rewrite. Someone in the development team--usually the person who was working on the last version before the so-called rewrite--will copy parts of code from the old source code...
January 23, 2012 Added by:Bill Mathews
Often merchants just sell your information outright to make revenue off the data they’ve collected. Usually this is reserved for more nefarious merchants, and sometimes it is done out of ignorance of their own policies. But make no mistake – it DOES happen...
January 19, 2012 Added by:Bill Mathews
Where the rubber meets the road: I am a firm believer that security systems should be able to hold up to open scrutiny but often I’m alone in that. If this code leak really makes Symantec’s software useless for securing systems I would contend they’re doing it wrong...
January 17, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Initially, Symantec spokesman Cris Paden said the hackers had stolen only the source code of Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 and Symantec AntiVirus 10.2, minimizing the seriousness of the breach. The situation has now changed dramatically...
January 17, 2012 Added by:Josh Shaul
We consumers need to pressure business to change their practices and protect our information. By asking questions, we’ll force organizations to recognize the importance of effective security, and to either do it properly or lose customers to a competitor who will...
January 17, 2012 Added by:Headlines
Symantec now claims that the company's own networks were in fact breached back in 2006, leading to the loss of proprietary product data: "...an investigation into the matter had revealed that the company's networks had indeed been compromised"...
January 16, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
The technique is always the same: ridicule the opponents, show their inability to secure their networks, and express disagreement with the decisions and policies pursued by companies and government organizations...
January 16, 2012 Added by:Anthony M. Freed
YamaTough, spokesperson for the hacktivist group “The Lords of Dharmaraja”, informed Infosec Island of plans to release source code for Symantec's PCAnywhere. The release is to be made prior to the threatened exposure of the full source code for the Norton antivirus...
January 15, 2012 Added by:Headlines
A source has provided Infosec Island with a copy of a message they received while logging in to their account regarding a "security update". The message advises customers to change their password, but makes no mention of the massive data loss event...
January 12, 2012 Added by:John Linkous
SIEM tools are highly focused on events. Even in cases where a SIEM can look outside of the world of events at one or two other pieces of data - say, at network traffic - that’s still woefully inadequate. We certainly need events and network traffic data...
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