Anthem Breach: How Hackers Stole Credentials and Why Two-Factor Authentication May Help Prevent Future Phishing Scams
February 09, 2015 Added by:Thu Pham
If the Anthem attack was carried out as the result of using a single password, their access security wasn’t up to industry standards. Two-factor authentication may have thwarted attacks by requiring the use of a personal device to verify the identity of a system administrator or other technical employee with access to their database of millions of sensitive records.
February 02, 2015 Added by:Rebecca Herold
I know people use and love the wearable fitness devices and credit them with helping them to get into better shape. However, consumers concerned about privacy want to know about all the data the devices are collecting, along with how it is being used and shared, before using the devices.
January 15, 2015 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
Verizon advertising partner Turn has been caught using Verizon Wireless's UIDH tracking header to resurrect deleted tracking cookies and share them with dozens of major websites and ad networks, forming a vast web of non-consensual online tracking.
January 05, 2015 Added by:Paul Lipman
The emergence of smart, integrated, cloud-based security services will enable a transformation from an alert-centric to an intelligence-centric approach to security. This will vastly enhance the Chief Information Security Officer's (CISO’s) visibility and ultimately deliver substantial improvements in the robustness of the overall security posture.
December 05, 2014 Added by:Paul Lipman
The cloud has been widely hailed as the most disruptive force in modern business. Indeed, the world is in the midst of fundamentally profound transformations, enabled by the cloud, in the ways in which we access and interact with data and applications. Unfortunately, the security industry has not kept pace with these transformational trends, necessitating an equally profound change in the way we s...
December 03, 2014 Added by:Steve Durbin
Despite the undeniable corporate and consumer interest, the security and privacy implications of cloud and mobile connected devices are concerning many security professionals. Countless organizations are still playing catch up – Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) polices are only starting to be embedded, reviewed and updated. IT departments are overwhelmed with the amount of devices entering the workp...
November 10, 2014 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
In order to have confidence in any software that has security implications, we need to know that it is has been reviewed for structural design problems and is being continuously audited for bugs and vulnerabilities in the code.
November 05, 2014 Added by:Steve Durbin
Password-based authentication is easy and familiar for customers, and is initially inexpensive for organizations to deploy at scale. But, while password-based authentication may be appropriate in some instances, it is no longer suitable for the wide range of services where it is currently being used.
October 20, 2014 Added by:Thu Pham
iThemes, a WordPress (WP) security provider, was recently breached and approximately 60,000 clients in their membership database had a slew of information stolen, including usernames, passwords, IP addresses and more. But, what is of particular concern is the fact that the company was storing their members’ passwords in plain text, which they admitted was in error in a
October 13, 2014 Added by:Tripwire Inc
At some point, your company is going to get the security wake-up call. Whether it’s a breach or an inquiry from an important customer that triggers it, your executives are going to call you one morning, demanding you focus on security in the development of your product.
October 09, 2014 Added by:Prateep Bandharangshi
The two primary reasons that legacy Java security risks persist are cost of mitigation and operational impacts.
October 01, 2014 Added by:Dan Dieterle
As hardware and software manufacturers make public statements about hardening and protecting their services in the name of customer privacy, federal agencies speak out against it – let the smoke and mirrors game begin…
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