- AT&T hacker Weev released from prison after appeals court overturns conviction
- Symantec draws new security picture
- German researchers hack Galaxy S5 fingerprint login
- Heartbleed panic drives flood of enquiries to Symantec's Melbourne CA
- JP Morgan to invest £150 million on boosting cyber security
Skyhigh Networks, a firm that aims to help companies monitor their use of cloud services, has found that the average European enterprise uses 588 cloud services, many of them posing security threats and legal compliance issues.
LastPass has released a new tool to show you which of your supposedly secure online accounts are at risk of being compromised, as the Heartbleed fallout continues with numerous major sites admitting to being hit by the devastating bug.
In an attempt to block email spoofing attacks on yahoo.com addresses, Yahoo began imposing a stricter email validation policy that unfortunately breaks the usual workflow on legitimate mailing lists.
Yahoo has offered a public status update for their various encryption projects, including an announcement that a new, encrypted, version of Yahoo Messenger will be released in the coming months.
Yahoo said Wednesday it was encrypting traffic flowing between its data centers, several months after leaked documents revealed the government had been sniffing those links.
The Heartbleed bug has made headlines all around the world after it was discovered that potentially two thirds of the internet was vulnerable. The erroneous code has exposed encryption keys to would-be hackers, meaning most of our sensitive data is easily stolen. We look at what this means for the future.
The first half of 2012 was pretty bad - from the embarrassing hack of a conversation between the FBI and Scotland Yard to a plethora of data breaches - and the second half wasn't much better, with events including Symantec's antivirus update mess and periodic attacks from hactivists at Anonymous.
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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.