Sophos - Naked SecurityA 27-year-old man based in San Diego, California, faces prison after being charged with 31 felonies related to the publication of 10,000 explicit photographs sent in by the victims' ex-partners.
Sophos - Naked SecurityAll those complicated passwords just slow you down when all you really want to do is blast the smithereens out of something fast.
Sophos - Naked SecurityLast Thursday Twitter introduced promoted tweets (ads) targeted according to the websites you've visited. It seemed like a good time to explain how Twitter is doing it, how they've used a different technique to track the websites you visit for some time now, and how to turn it all off if you want to.
Sophos - Naked SecurityOur latest Security Threat Report is out!
It's a free download (no registration required), and we think you're going to love it, because it paints a fascinating picture of the evolving threat from cybercrime...
Sophos - Naked SecurityA 38-year-old man from the US state of Wisconsin has been sentenced to two years of federal probation and will pay a $183,000 fine for taking part in a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack organized under the Anonymous hacktivist brand.
Sophos - Naked SecurityThe updates for Microsoft's December 2013 Patch Tuesday are out.
Paul Ducklin takes a brief look at what's in, and what's not.
Agency spies snooped on online gaming worlds, including World of Warcraft, Second Life and Xbox LiveSophos - Naked SecurityThe games were so overrun with spies as of 2008, the intelligence outfits mulled a "deconfliction" group so they wouldn't collide into each other.
Sophos - Naked SecurityA coalition of the world's leading technology companies - AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo - is asking the world's governments to reassess intelligence gathering practices.
Sophos - Naked SecurityEveryone we do business with, share data with, outsource operations to, sell things to or buy things from forms a part of our own security chain. A breach at any point in the chain can have an impact on the privacy and integrity of our data.
Sophos - Naked SecurityGoogle just announced the discovery of a bunch of fake SSL certificates for some of its own domains. The bogus certificates were apparently signed by the certificate authority of the French Treasury.
Paul Ducklin looks at how this sort of blunder happens, and how spot if ever it happens to your company...
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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.