Sophos - Naked SecurityA group of budding security researchers at the University of New Haven in Connecticut recently taught themselves a handy lesson about the difference between *liking* WhatsApp and *trusting* it.
Sophos - Naked SecurityGeneral Mills might be the first company to rig its legal terms to ensure that interacting with it in just about any way online - downloading or printing a coupon, visiting its website, or getting its email newsletter - means you can't sue it.
Sophos - Naked SecurityThe Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner can be fooled with wood glue, just like Apple's "Touch ID" sensor in the iPhone 5s.
So why are both Apple and Samsung touting fingerprint scanners as more secure than passwords?
Sophos - Naked SecurityThe arrest of Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes, who is alleged to have grabbed 900 Social Insurance Numbers from the Canadian tax authorities over a period of six hours, marks the first time that authorities have apprehended someone in relation to the "heartbleed" bug in OpenSSL.
Sophos - Naked SecurityMany, it seems, were happy to oblige.
Sophos - Naked SecurityIt's once again time for our quarterly Spampionship charts.
We looked at the sending countries for all our spam in the first three months of 2014, and turned the figures into a League Table - the sort of league you *don't* want to win!
Sophos - Naked SecurityThere's been a sharp upturn in the numbers of phishing pages observed, with the majority of them hosted in China and targeting Chinese victims and sites, according to analysis of world phishing trends from the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG).
SSCC 143 - Heartbleed revisited, cybercrooks busted, failed malware cleanup censured by FTC [PODCAST]Sophos - Naked SecurityFrom the latest Heartbleed revelations to various successes by law enforcement, Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin take you through the big computer security stories of the week.
Be entertained as you learn from the news, all in our regular quarter-hour podcast format.
Sophos - Naked SecurityThe major hardware maker has admitted to a nearly year-long credit card breach - just the latest in a string of companies that have suffered Adobe ColdFusion vulnerabilities-related exploits.
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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.