Two researchers have shown how a modded version of the Firesheep Wi-Fi sniffing tool can be used to access most of a victim's Google Web History, a record of everything an individual has searched for.
Hackers are using the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to create online mischief.
British businesses are generally not insuring themselves properly against e-crime risks, according to KPMG.
Hackers calling themselves the Script Kiddies took control of the NBC News Twitter account on Friday afternoon and used it to send out a series of hoax Twitter messages claiming there was a repeat terrorist attack on New York's Ground Zero.
There have been two major Certificate Authority (CA) attacks this year. In March, a hacker successfully penetrated one of the largest CA's on the Web--Comodo--and managed to issue bogus certificates to himself (including one for Yahoo). The second incident took place this week when a Dutch CA, Diginotar, was compromised and a number of fake certificates were issued.
The 10th anniversary of the infamous Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America is prompting reflection on those who died on that day of mass murder, and what changed in our society because of it.
Apple today released an update to Mac OS X that blocks Safari users from reaching sites secured with certificates stolen from a Dutch company last summer.
Apple on Friday released Security Update 2011-005, which addresses fraudulent Web security certificates issued by a recently-hacked Dutch certificate authority DigiNotar.
Microsoft jumped the gun today by prematurely releasing information on all five of the security updates it plans to ship next Tuesday.
In the decade since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, physical security, human contingency planning and an evolution in technological capabilities have improved the odds that business can carry on during -- and after -- a disaster.
The hacker who calls himself "Comodohacker" said this week that he could have used digital certificates stolen from a Dutch firm to issue fake updates to Windows PCs.
Security software firm AVG sought to put some more bones on the launch of the new version of its security software product in Prague this week, with the company focusing on mobility and industry initiatives to collectively tackle security threats.
MD5 hashes, still a common method for securing login passwords, are no longer an adequate defence against hackers, according to Kaspersky Lab analyst Evgeny (Eugene) Aseev.
Businesses of all sizes must undertake PCI compliance auditing to ensure that their customers' data is protected during credit or debit card transactions and if stored within any internal business databases.
Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) refer to a set of standards that must be followed by big and small businesses alike when accepting, storing, processing and transmitting customers’ credit card information. To be compliant with PCI standards, all business owners, including online retailers, should adhere to 12 PCI compliance requirements for best security practices.
If you're business is obliged to undertake a PCI audit, then following a PCI Compliance checklist will ensure that you're security processes and payment processing meet the compliance standards. To ensure that you are meeting PCI compliance standards, you'll need to start by looking at what exactly PCI compliant means.
Google is directly contacting users in Iran, who may have been compromised by a rogue SSL certificate, to recommend measures to secure their accounts.
If you operate, own or hold a management role in an Australian business that stores, transmits and processes customer payment data, you may have recently been contacted by your bank regarding your PCI compliance status.
If you're wondering exactly what is PCI compliance, the chances are you're one of the many business owners in Australia who've asked themselves this same question. Before answering this question, it's useful to begin by looking at what PCI (and its counterpart DSS) stands for.
Due to the complexity and sophistication of the code contained within the Stuxnet worm, the possibility of it being used to take control of a nuclear warhead is high, according to a security expert.
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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.