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Seventy-Five Million Unique Malware Samples in 2012

February 08, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Imagine your body being targeted by 75 million viruses. That is exactly what’s happening to your digital devices. Laptops, desktops, netbooks, notebooks, Macs, iPads, iPhones, BlackBerrys, Androids, and Symbian mobile phones are all being targeted...

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Security BSides San Francisco: Speakers and Topics Lineup

February 08, 2012 Added by:Security BSides

The goal of Security BSides is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time. The conferences create opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration...

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Symantec Source Code Leak: The Real Elephant in the Room

February 08, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Everyone is all over the fact that the Symantec code had been hacked back in 2006 right? I have not seen anything about the real elephant in the room. Where has the code been lo’ these many years? Who had it? Who hacked Symantec in the first place? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

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Difference Between Recovery Time and Recovery Point Objectives

February 08, 2012 Added by:Dejan Kosutic

What do RTO and RPO have in common? They are both crucial for business impact analysis and for business continuity management. Without determining them properly, you would be just guessing – and guessing is the best way to ensure you never recover from a disaster...

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What’s Wrong with WAFs and How to Hack Them - Part 2

February 07, 2012 Added by:Gary McCully

In attempts to prevent XSS attacks many organizations block or HTML encode special characters (<, >, "). In order to be fair I will admit that this prevents many successful XSS attacks, but at the end of the day many of these web applications are still vulnerable to XSS...

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Gaining Access to a Check Point Appliance

February 07, 2012 Added by:Bill Mathews

On any Linux-based system with an unencrypted hard drive, it is possible to completely overtake a system once you have gained physical access. Often this is easily accomplished with a live CD distribution, such as Backtrack or Ubuntu and some command line tools...

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Four Keys for Intellectual Property Protection

February 07, 2012 Added by:Jason Clark

Intellectual property includes product designs, secret formulas, and other trade knowledge. It's what organized cybercrime, state governments and hackers are all going after. Why? Mostly because of the value. One stolen manufacturing process can be worth millions...

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Achieving Network Security

February 07, 2012 Added by:Kevin Somppi

Today's networks are complex, with most organizations supporting various server, operating system and Web platforms. This requires an accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date way to identify the latest system vulnerabilities and configuration errors...

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Penny Wise, Pound Foolish: Avoiding Security Spend Pitfalls

February 07, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

Knowing how much money you’re going to spend upfront is a challenge until you have the application inventory, until you know what your risk tolerances are, and until you have a fair idea of what the problems are. You’ll have to start slow and realize the number may grow...

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Data Loss Prevention Step 6: Encrypting Data at Rest

February 06, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Even if you did know where all your critical information is, you'd probably be powerless to control its sprawl. Let's face it, systems consume data and then become mobile - which is hardly something you can do anything about in a world where mobility is a key business driver...

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Doom, Gloom, and Infosec

February 06, 2012 Added by:Dave Shackleford

I’m perennially happy, but I get the impression that many in infosec are not. Everyone is different, and I don’t want to stereotype, but I do run into a lot of gloomy folks. Why is the infosec profession so unhappy in general?

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Hacking Satellite Communications

February 06, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

We must consider that compromised satellites are a serious risk, that the exposure could affect communications in the business and military sectors, and could also cause the loss of sensitive and strategic technological information...

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How to Encrypt Your Email with PGP

February 06, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) “is a data encryption and decryption computer program that provides cryptographic privacy and authentication for data communication. PGP is often used for signing, encrypting and decrypting texts, E-mails, files, directories and whole disk partitions..."

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Game Theory, Anonymous Causality, and 2012

February 05, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Over the last year we have seen an evolution within Anonymous and its various movements. The latest being the AntiSec movement, the more cohesive core of Anonymous, one that has a set group of leaders at its center, leaders with an agenda... Anarchy....

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Who Will Watch the Watchers?

February 05, 2012 Added by:John Linkous

We have entered a new era of cybersecurity, one where the objective is not to protect against a breach - the majority of large organizations are no longer able to - instead we need to be able to detect them and mitigate the damage done by them...

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Time for a Change in our Attitude Around Risk

February 05, 2012 Added by:Norman Marks

When is the last time you saw an audit report that said management had too many controls or was not taking sufficient risk? When did you last hear a risk officer urging planners to move into a new market more quickly? The same thing applies to information security personnel...

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