- Botnet snatches 2 million logins for Facebook, ADP payroll processor and other sites
- Web proxy app becomes Bitcoin mining trojan
- Week in review: Great Bitcoin Robbery highlights shopping-season security risks
- Fake-police ransomware reaches Australia
- Retailers tracking customers via Wi-Fi suggests that privacy really is dead
The U.S. National Security Agency is collecting location data daily from tens of millions of cellphones around the world, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.
Privacy rights advocates and legal experts this week said they were disappointed but not surprised with the U.S. Supreme Court's denial of a petition challenging the legality of the National Security Agency's phone metadata collection program.
Government and industry need to overcome significant challenges, including those related to privacy and security, before commercial drone aircraft can be safely allowed over U.S. airspace, the FAA said Thursday.
Apple received kudos yesterday for inserting a 'warrant canary' in its first transparency report on government information requests.
Data released by the presiding judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court suggest that the secret court is tougher on government requests for wiretaps on foreign terrorism suspects than had been generally assumed.
Any effort to rein in the National Security Agency after its widespread spy activities were revealed in leaked documents must focus on more than simply limiting what personal data can be collected.
IT can never take all the risk out of a supply chain, but it can help organizations minimize their vulnerability in a world of new threats.
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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.