- Hacker-built drone can hunt, hijack other drones
- Malware still running rings around security tools, eThreatz testing finds
- 2 million stolen login credentials discovered for Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, other sites
- Conventional insurance may not cover cyber security breaches: Centre for Internet Safety
- Botnet snatches 2 million logins for Facebook, ADP payroll processor and other sites
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.
Infrastructure and tools used by hackers originate from network infrastructure in China, security firm Symantec says
Microsoft alert says all supported versions of Internet Explorer contain a zero day vulnerability that is being actively targeted online, and 70 percent of Windows business users are impacted
It's not Patch Tuesday, but Microsoft has released a crucial update for Internet Explorer that you should apply immediately.
Is it already mid-August, and are we really up to the eighth Patch Tuesday of 2013? It's time to start planning Halloween costumes and thinking about holiday shopping. Yikes!
Update, update, update: Form that habit now, if you haven't already, to keep up with security fixes. The latest include the usual tweaks to fend off malicious attacks, and a fix to Java that should prevent it from disabling itself constantly. That would be nice.
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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.