Sophos - Naked SecurityFacebook plans to charge UK users as much as £10.68 to send messages to top-tier celebrities (think Olympic gold medallist diver Tom Daley or former children’s laureate Michael Rosen) in an effort to stamp out spam. And, well, you know, to make money.
Sophos - Naked SecurityFor your listening pleasure, here's the latest episode in our popular "Chet Chat" series.
Senior Security Advisor Chester Wisniewski discusses the latest security news with regular guest Paul Ducklin in an entertaining and easily-digested quarter-hour podcast.
Sophos - Naked SecurityUkrainian newspaper Kommersant reported on a joint operation by the Ukrainian and Russian federal police arresting 20 people allegedly behind the Carberp banking malware. Is this a sign that we may see more arrests by the FSB and SBU in the future?
Sophos - Naked SecurityTo honour the March Madness sporting finals, we adapted the concept and launched our very own What's Worse Security Championships. Join the thousands of others and place your vote now in the finals.
Sophos - Naked SecurityThe alleged members of three rival drug and gun gangs apparently spoon-fed New York police, serving up allusions to their alleged crimes in slangy, atrociously spelled postings to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
Sophos - Naked SecuritySophosLabs has intercepted a malware attack, hitting many German internet users today, disguised as an email from Skype with the title "Wir haben Ihre Bestellung geliefert".
Sophos - Naked SecurityBill Gates may be a billionaire, but if he's going to splash his cash around he's got better things to do with it than give it to people who simply share a photo of him on Facebook.
Sophos - Naked SecurityMicrosoft has issued its usual advance notification for the coming week's Patch Tuesday.
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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.