Sophos - Naked SecurityWill Anonymous create its own social network to give a platform for the oppressed to communicate with the rest of the world? Read more…
Sophos - Naked SecurityA Toshiba website has been hacked, exposing email addresses, telephone numbers and passwords of hundreds of customers. Read more…
Sophos - Naked SecurityA gang of hackers known as SwagSec announced at the tail end of last week that they had hacked into Lady Gaga's UK website and made off with a database of names and email addresses of fans.
To prove their point, they published the stolen data online. Read more…
Sophos - Naked SecurityAnother "Jaa" scam spreads quickly between Facebook users, claiming to be a video of an Italian TV presenter. Read more…
Sophos - Naked SecurityEarly in July, the JailbreakMe site published an automated, on-line method for opening up iOS 4.3.3 devices. Apple, to its credit, caught up within two weeks, pushing out iOS 4.3.4 to close the hole.
But the jailbreakers are back in already. Read more…
Sophos - Naked SecurityRichard Baldry is Chet's guest on this week's Chet Chat. Chet and Richard talk about Google blocking the .co.cc domain, Patch Tuesday, Apple's JailBreakMe.com patch and the "phone hacking" and malware related to the News of the World scandal. Read more…
Sophos - Naked SecurityHas Casey Anthony confessed to killing her daughter? Scammers on Facebook would like you to think so, and that a leaked video reveals the truth.
The only truth, however, is that sick cybercriminals are taking advantage of a news story for their own commercial ends. Read more…
Sophos - Naked SecurityGoogle apologises after Google+ users are bombarded with multiple notification messages, due to a bug in the social networking's code after the site - astonishingly - ran out of disk space. Read more…
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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.