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So APT Is China *snicker* Now What?

February 28, 2013 Added by:Krypt3ia

As RSA comes to a close and the corridors of the hall stop ringing with the acronym APT, I find myself once again looking at the problem as opposed to the hype.

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Latest Adobe Zero-day is Serious Business

February 14, 2013 Added by:Mike Lennon

The exploits have been seen in extremely targeted attacks against high profile targets, and are a sophisticated effort that appear to be the first to successfully escape Adobe’s “protected mode” sandbox. Make no mistake about it; this attack is serious business and not the work of amateurs.

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New York Times Says It Was Infiltrated By Chinese Hackers

January 31, 2013 Added by:Infosec Island

The New York Times said it had fallen victim to hackers possibly connected to China's military, linking the sophisticated attacks to its expose of the vast wealth amassed by Premier Wen Jiabao's family.

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Resource: Defeating Advanced Persistent Threat Malware

January 29, 2013 Added by:Infosec Island

Attacks can come from anywhere. Even more daunting is that not all malware is alike. Learn about battling advanced threats and the progressive strategies to battle malware from this new white paper.

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Credit Card Fraud Really Isn’t Identity Theft

January 23, 2013 Added by:Robert Siciliano

With the holiday shopping season and after holiday season sales over, it’s time to review our credit card statements and make sure that everything that is on there was something you purchased. With most of us using our card a lot more during this time, there’s more chance of fraud or identity theft...

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The Importance of Sample Size in Social Engineering Tests

January 16, 2013 Added by:Matt Neely

Information security has a problem. We make far too many decisions without having reliable data to assist in our decision making process. Because of this, far too many information security professionals use what I call Gut 1.0 to make decisions based on gut feel...

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Identity Thieves Take a Bite Out of Apple

January 15, 2013 Added by:Kelly Colgan

Scammers are taking advantage of a product financing offer that presents identity thieves with the opportunity to fraudulently obtain instant credit approval to make online purchases. The crime is simple to carry out. All scammers need are the basic types of information commonly exposed in data breaches...

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Are You Faking It?

January 06, 2013 Added by:Rebecca Herold

A few weeks ago I got a text message from a phone number I didn’t recognize, with a rather odd message. I sent a text back asking, “Who do U think U sent ur txt 2?” The response, “Myrtle!” I’m not Myrtle. Turns out they were using a phone number they had found online that was associated for the Myrtle they knew.

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Turkey – Another story on use of fraudulent digital certificates

January 04, 2013 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

It’s the news of the day, a fraudulent digital certificate that could be used for active phishing attacks against Google’s web properties. Using the certificate it is possible to spoof content in a classic phishing schema or perform a man-in-the-middle attack according Google Chrome Security Team and Microsoft experts.

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Fraud Files: Pay Later, Pilfer Now

December 18, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

Services such as BillMeLater, a PayPal company that allows customers to make purchases on credit after a simple sign-up process and credit check, have created an identity theft trend and left victims fighting to clear their names...

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Do Better Technical Controls Increase People Focused Attacks?

December 16, 2012 Added by:Simon Moffatt

Social engineering can be seen as a more direct approach to exposing real security assets such as passwords, processes, keys and so on. Via subtle manipulation, carefully planned framing and scenario attacks, through to friending and spear phishing, people are increasingly becoming the main target...

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Reflected Glory: Revealing one of my self-created social engineering tricks

December 11, 2012 Added by:Will Tarkington

What is reflected glory? To do this trick you need someone with a high social status that you can be associated with. It doesn’t have to be a close association just one that is known. You then simply state with authority your own opinion once the relationship has been recently established...

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Why I'm Upset About the S.C. Department of Revenue Breach

December 04, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

I’m a South Carolina taxpayer, and therefore, a potential victim of the massive South Carolina Department of Revenue Breach. I work in the identity theft and data risk industry, so when I heard about how everything was being handled and what was being offered, I was upset...

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Weaponizing the Nokia N900 – Part 4.0 – A Three Year Anniversary!

November 25, 2012 Added by:Kyle Young

I still believe the best phone for hackers is the Nokia N900 and it is a shame that Nokia decided to go the way of Microsoft. I personally believe that Nokia should have gone the route of an Android/Linux hybrid mobile operating system, but that’s just my opinion...

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Money Laundering Scenes In -The Digital World

November 20, 2012 Added by:gaToMaLo r. amores

By denying terrorist and criminals groups access to their money, authorities can stop them buying munitions and paying for suicide bombers. This approach has been highly successful in identifying and dismantling terrorist networks. Now they need to adapt and learn how this new DC works because it cannot be stopped...

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The Female Social Lever

November 16, 2012 Added by:Will Tarkington

In my ongoing expose on Social Engineering techniques I bring to you one of my favorites I call “The Female Social Lever.” A technique that takes advantage of social geometry and complex female group hierarchy. For this example we are going to use a party because it is where I developed this particular technique...

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