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  • IE easily beats Chrome, Firefox, Safari in malware detection

    By Antone Gonsalves | 03 April, 2014 06:18

    Microsoft's combination of application reputation technology and URL filtering gave Internet Explorer a malware block rate that blew pass Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari.

  • Pwn2Own – Incentivised Hacking

    By Anthony Caruana | 15 March, 2014 22:02

    HP's annual Pwn2Own contest has been run and won. Critical flaws in every major browser, which allowed remote code execution, were found as well as issues with Adobe's Flash and Reader products. Pwn2Own is a hacker contest that runs within the CanSecWest event in Vancouver. Hackers are offered cash prizes as incentives as well as donations of computer hardware and other prizes given to the security researchers.

  • Three practical reasons to use your browser's private mode

    By Ian Paul | 11 March, 2014 20:20

    Modern browsers are chock full of powerful hidden features, but one of the most overlooked features is incognito or private mode. If you've heard of this feature, chances are you know it, rather infamously, as "porn mode."

  • Microsoft Patch Tuesday fixes two separate IE zero-day flaws

    By Tony Bradley | 08 October, 2013 21:35

    Today is Patch Tuesday. It also happens to be the 10-year anniversary of the monthly security patch update. For October, Microsoft released eight new security bulletins--four rated as Critical and four Important. There is one in particular, though, that deserves the most urgent attention.

  • Internet Explorer zero-day attackers linked to Bit9 hackers

    By Antone Gonsalves | 24 September, 2013 13:52

    Infrastructure and tools used by hackers originate from network infrastructure in China, security firm Symantec says

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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!).


  1. Have an incident response plan.

  2. Pre-define your incident response team 

  3. Define your approach: watch and learn or contain and recover.

  4. Pre-distribute call cards.

  5. Forensic and incident response data capture.

  6. Get your users on-side.

  7. Know how to report crimes and engage law enforcement. 

  8. Practice makes perfect.

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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.