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Old Meets New: Spear Phishing and Advanced Targeted Attacks

As the saying goes, everything old is new again. Spear phishing may be a timeworn technique, but it continues to be effective even in today’s Web 2.0 landscape. In modern hacking, the practice is finding resurgence as an infiltration method for advanced targeted attacks. Recent research shows that spear phishing is now the #1 method of [...]

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Warning: Tips for secure mobile holiday shopping

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.