Sophos - Naked SecurityGreater Manchester Police hunt for a stolen USB stick, containing details of an ongoing criminal investigation. Read more…
Sophos - Naked SecurityAn 18-year old man, believed to be "Topiary" of the LulzSec hacktivist gang, has been arrested by British police in the Shetland Islands, under suspicion of launching hacking attacks against a number of websites. Read more…
Sophos - Naked SecurityThousands of Twitter users are seeing unexpected messsages from hacked online friends promoting a weight loss supplement that will, allegedly, "get the beach body you've always wanted". Read more…
Sophos - Naked SecurityGoogle has created a furor online over the use of pseudonyms on their new social networking service, Google+. Is privacy a key component in providing safe and secure public spaces? Read more…
Sophos - Naked SecurityAll unpatched iPhone/iPads/iPod Touchs can be snooped on exposing usernames, passwords and even sensitive financial data using freely available tools. Patch now! Read more…
Sophos - Naked SecurityHave you received an unexpected email telling you that your credit card is one week overdue, and that you must pay the debt within two days or face additional charges?
Well, don't rush to open the attached file - or your computer could be struck by a malware attack. Read more…
Sophos - Naked SecurityImagine being responsible for safeguarding the entirety of the United States against cyber attacks. I think we can all agree it would be pretty stressful. Perhaps it is no wonder that Randy Vickers just resigned from US-CERT, effective immediately.
Sophos - Naked SecurityModern battery packs have their own processor and firmware. Along with many other peripherals in your computer, your battery is field-reprogrammable.
So is an "incendiary" virus really possible for your Macbook battery, as some stories seem to suggest? Read more…
Sophos - Naked SecurityTroubled singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her North London flat this afternoon, making headlines around the world.
Within four hours, cold-hearted scammers were taking advantage of her death on Facebook. 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.