Network World - Networking Nuggets and Security SnippetsWhen BYOD was coming to fruition a few years ago, it had a sudden and deep impact on IT risk. Why? Many CISOs I spoke with at the time said it was purely a matter of scale. All of a sudden, large enterprises had thousands of additional devices on their networks and they struggled to figure out what these devices were doing and how these activities impacted organizational risk.
Sophos - Naked SecurityA New Jersey, USA, woman lost her retirement savings after she fell for a phony Match.com cutie. Here's some advice for internet romancers.
Trend Micro - Cloud Security BlogIt’s finally here. After more than 12 ½ years, today, April 8, 2014, is Windows XP’s retirement day. After today, there are no more security updates coming for Windows XP. EVER. And after today, NO ONE should be running Windows XP. We’ve been talking about the importance of getting off Windows XP and of letting...
Sophos - Naked SecurityA drone that was supposed to be filming an Australian triathlon fell out of the air and struck a triathlete in the head, sending her to hospital on Sunday. The drone's operator is suggesting hacking via wireless channel-hopping, while others are questioning why the drone was put into use in the race after it had already acted out earlier that day.
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Graham CluleySystem administrators, I hope you weren't planning to have an easy day today?
The potentially disastrous news is that a serious security flaw has been uncovered in versions of OpenSSL’s transport layer security (TLS) protocols.
Symantec Security Response BlogsWindows PowerShell, the Microsoft scripting language, has made the headlines recently due to malware authors leveraging it for malicious purposes. Symantec has identified more PowerShell scripts being used for nefarious purposes in attacks.
Bogus Android anti-virus app dupes thousands, including Google itself, and makes it to #1 in the chartsGraham CluleyA paid-for Android anti-virus app rapidly becomes one of the hottest downloads in the official Google Play store.
Shame it doesn't scan for any malware then.
Graham CluleyYou need to live-and-breathe security every day to have a proper chance of protecting your computers and sensitive data.
And some companies, alas, just don't seem to get it.
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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.