attacks in pictures
Microsoft on Friday confirmed a previously unknown vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8 that is believed to have been used to target people from the nuclear energy industry.
Recent attacks on US newspapers are further proof that, despite making billions, the information security industry is pretty much screwed.
More budget? Perhaps a little. More attention from senior management? Yes, a bit. Better results? That's not so clear.
Adobe’s security team is rushing to deploy a multiple operating system patch for a cross-site scripting Flash Player flaw that has reportedly been used in targeted attacks.
Besides the fraudulent security certificates Dutch authority DigiNotar issued for Google.com, more were made for Yahoo.com, Mozilla.org, torproject.org, wordpress.org and an Iranian blogging platform, Baladin, according to a Dutch report.
Whitepapers about attacks
Today’s successful targeted attacks use a combination of social engineering, malware, and backdoor activities. This research paper will discuss how advanced detection techniques can be used to identify malware command-and control (C&C) communications related to these attacks, illustrating how even the most high-profile and successful attacks of the past few years could have been discovered.
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Incident handling is a vast topic, but here are a few tips for you to consider in your incident response. I hope you never have to use them, but the odds are at some point you will and I hope being ready saves you pain (or your job!).
- Have an incident response plan.
- Pre-define your incident response team
- Define your approach: watch and learn or contain and recover.
- Pre-distribute call cards.
- Forensic and incident response data capture.
- Get your users on-side.
- Know how to report crimes and engage law enforcement.
- Practice makes perfect.
I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.