Blog Posts Tagged with "Security"
March 31, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin
In a shocking turn of events, the hacktivist known as th3j35t3r has been identified as Robert "Lance" Miller from Pittsboro, North Carolina. Mr Miller is now in police custody after the multi-agency operation took place in the early hours of the morning on April 1st, 2012...
March 30, 2012 Added by:Headlines
“Election officials who run and pursue online voting programs must understand that they are putting voters’ ballots at risk of being altered or deleted without anyone realizing it,” said Susannah Goodman of the Election Verification Network...
March 30, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano
Vishing occurs when criminals cold-call victims and attempt to persuade them to divulge personal information over the phone. These scammers are generally after credit card numbers and personal identifying information, which can then be used to commit financial theft...
March 24, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle
Elite French special operation RAID Police took down the radical Muslim terrorist Mohamed Merah on Thursday. Merah had contacted one of his victims, a French soldier, on the pretext of buying his scooter. Investigators were able to match Merah to his IP address...
March 22, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn
Social networking has quickly become a major medium for communications for both individuals and organizations, but the platforms that allow the development of online personae are not without their own inherent risks. These social media security basics everyone should embrace...
March 20, 2012 Added by:Ben Rothke
Liars and Outliers is an absolutely fascinating and groundbreaking book. In this election year where the candidates attempt to make sweeping simplistic promises to fix complex problems, Schneier simply answers that in our complex society, there are no simple answers...
March 19, 2012 Added by:Enno Rey
After activation of the VVM feature, the configuration file is stored containing the username, protocol, state of the account and the server IP. Having the username and server IP an attacker can run brute force attacks against the email server which is exposed to the Internet...
March 16, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
Have you ever wondered why enterprise security people are so downtrodden? Baffled by the impossible arrogance of penetration testers when they laugh at corporate security postures? The bottom line: people have always been and will always be the Achilles heel...
March 16, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
We must approach with care the diffusion of technology, and correctly size up the potential threats. As there has been increased media attention on vulnerabilities within critical structures, the same approach must be followed to manage issues with commonly used devices...
March 16, 2012 Added by:Security BSides
A combination of students, professionals, geeks and tinkerers gathering to discuss Information Security, hear awesome talks and bring security into our everyday lives. Our mission is to provide an inclusive, inspiring and motivational environment to discuss and collaborate...
March 15, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin
"The committee will guide creation of an ‘Identity Ecosystem’ in which businesses and individuals can have more confidence in the security and privacy of their online transactions. The committee will also be responsible for identifying resources that will support the effort..."
March 12, 2012 Added by:J. Oquendo
When "experts" start believing their own hodge-podge of "truths", it spreads like a cancer and ends up in the ears of decision makers. When will security pros stop focusing on marketing in hopes of selling shares of the Brooklyn Bridge and focus on actually securing something?
March 08, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
Bad guys often rely on the end-user's lack of awareness, employing some dirty tricks like creating a convincing web page that looks just like your antivirus software, or something equally dastardly. But there's another trick that makes me crazy: End User License Agreements...
March 08, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano
Wi-Fi is great for bringing in customers and as a promotional tool that creates customer loyalty. Merchants such as hotels, coffee shops, burger joints and anyplace with a store front, chairs and tables is offering free Wi-Fi. But what about all the Wi-Fi security threats?
March 07, 2012 Added by:David Navetta
NIST notes that many of the changes were driven by particular security issues and challenges requiring greater attention including, insider threats, mobile and cloud computing, application security, firmware integrity, supply chain risk, and advanced persistent threats...
February 24, 2012 Added by:Pamela Gupta
Traditional access control is simple, but permission-based access has become challenging – applications that request the user’s permission to access sensitive data explicitly. We are expecting users to be system administrators without adequate training, which is not feasible...
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