Reducing Risk and Making the Most of Java (Part II)
Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 1:00 PM by Bob Hansmann
The number of major websites requiring Java is on the decline, while risks from Java vulnerabilities are on the rise. Some organizations look to patch management for a solution. Other companies want to simply shut down Java. But neither may be possible...   Read more >
Computerworld: Researchers exploit cellular tech flaws to intercept phone calls
Posted: Thursday, August 1, 2013 8:25 AM by April Tellez
Alex Watson, director of security research at Websense Inc said the research by Ritter and DePerry shows how cellular networks are as susceptible to security vulnerabilities as WiFi networks. He noted that service providers are deploying femtocells in...   Read more >
PC Magazine: How Not to Get Hacked at Black Hat and DefCon
Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 4:45 PM by April Tellez
How is that for irony? Going to Black Hat and getting hacked? Here are some tips from our friends at Websense Security Labs and Qualys on how to make it hard for the hackers to make a fool out of you. If you are at a security conference, you have to accept...   Read more >
The Inquirer: Cyber crime is a bigger threat than nuclear war, UK government warns
Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 8:28 AM by April Tellez
Web security vendor Websense senior security researcher Carl Leonard said that while the Committee commented on how much low-level internet-based crime is going by unnoticed, it's important that UK businesses don't take their eyes off the ball...   Read more >
GCN: Secure-travel advice for Black Hat... and your local Starbucks
Posted: Friday, July 26, 2013 4:09 PM by Patricia Hogan
Not that attacks at Black Hat single out government. “What I’ve found is that it’s more of a passive scanning,” said Jeff Debrosse, director of security research for Websense Security Labs. “It’s not targeted, it’s...   Read more >
IT PRO: Royal baby and Spain train crash become targets for scammers
Posted: Friday, July 26, 2013 9:08 AM by April Tellez
Another cyber security firm, Websense, found a malware-laden royal baby email scam, which claims to have an image of Prince George Alexander Louis attached . If users open the 'image' they will in fact unleash a malicious binary programme that...   Read more >
Staying Secure At Black Hat and DEFCON – Quick Tips to Keep You Off the Wall of Sheep
Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013 10:00 AM by Anonymous
Security conferences, such as Black Hat and DEFCON, are notorious for highlighting the security missteps that attendees may expose themselves to. In the real world, many of these overlooked best practices (i.e. - Oops, forgot to get my VPN up before I...   Read more >
CRN: ‘Royal baby' hijacked by cybercriminals
Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013 8:59 AM by April Tellez
Cybercriminals have hijacked the term "royal baby" in an effort to mask malicious links sent to unsuspecting royalists and baby enthusiasts, according to Websense. The security vendor claims its Websense ThreatSeeker Intelligence Cloud tool...   Read more >
Infosecurity Magazine: Calling All IT Security Professionals: How to Stay Secure at BlackHat and DEFCON
Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 8:53 AM by April Tellez
Jeff Debrosse, director of security research at Websense Security Labs, has produced a series of tips to protect attendees from being hacked before and during Black Hat and DEFCON, and most importantly, from being shamed on the 'Wall of Sheep'...   Read more >
Meet the New Researchers: Alexander Watson Joins Websense Security Labs
Posted: Monday, July 22, 2013 12:00 AM by Alexander Watson
As the new director of threat research at Websense, I'm thrilled to join and lead a world-class talented team of security researchers. I believe strongly that it's not enough to just identify and block cyber-attacks. The future of the industry...   Read more >
SC Magazine: Organisations have more than 50 versions of Java installed
Posted: Friday, July 19, 2013 4:00 PM by April Tellez
Similar research undertaken by Websense earlier this year found that 75 per cent of end-users are using a Java Runtime Environment release that is more than six months out of date, while almost two-thirds of users are a year behind and more than 50 per...   Read more >
I like my Java straight; no cream, no exploits… (Part I)
Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:40 AM by Bob Hansmann
Java is a difficult beast that is causing a lot of consternation in CTO, CIO and CSO offices. Mitigating Java risk, including disabling Java, is easier said than done in today’s business world. Java is embedded into critical business applications...   Read more >
SPAMfighter: Spam Mails Supposedly from Fox News Deliver Malicious Software
Posted: Monday, July 8, 2013 3:37 PM by April Tellez
Websense the security company warns about cyber-crooks who're attempting at duping Internet-users into downloading malware that steals information, by distributing fake news reports in e-mails, which supposedly arrive from Fox News the well-known...   Read more >
USA Today: E-mail scammers herald start of World War III
Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013 11:57 AM by April Tellez
Websense Security Labs has been intercepting waves of bogus e-mails, purporting to come from " Editors," announcing an invasion of Syria by United States military forces. One headline reads, "US deploys 25,000 troops in Syria...   Read more >
Infosecurity Magazine: Oracle patches 40 critical Java flaws
Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 10:34 AM by April Tellez
In a perfect world, all systems would be updated immediately. But Oracle does offer two workarounds for those unable to do that right away. "It may be possible to reduce the risk of a successful attack by restricting network protocols required by...   Read more >
Upcoming Webinar: Why Java Exploits Remain a Top Security Risk
Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 11:05 PM by Bob Hansmann
Java vulnerabilities and zero-days are a serious problem in today's businesses. Frequently discovered vulnerabilities are consistently opening the door for data theft. Recent research by the Websense Security Labs found that 94 percent of computers...   Read more >
Part II: Five Best Practices When Facebook Liking
Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 4:27 PM by Bob Hansmann
Today the Facebook Like button turns three years old. It’s the perfect time to remind employees how to safely surf Facebook, specify when “liking” content. Below I’ve detailed five best practices that you can share to mitigate...   Read more >
Part I: What’s Not to “Like”?
Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 4:12 PM by Bob Hansmann
April 21st represents the third anniversary of the Facebook Like button. On the day of the launch, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, "we are building a web where the default is social." For the Like button’s third birthday party, there are a number...   Read more >
2013 Threat Report: Web Got “Dramatically Darker” – Pre-Order Now
Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013 1:00 PM by Bob Hansmann
The 2013 Threat Report from Websense Security Labs is now available for pre-order. In it, you'll learn about alarming increases in threats, and how it's creating a real crisis of trust among security professionals and the users they support. Websense's...   Read more >
Websense Security Labs Sees the Future - 2013 Security Predictions
Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:05 AM by Anonymous
From mass Wordpress compromises to a spear-phishing attack on the White House, there is no doubt cybercriminals gained confidence and momentum in 2012. The Websense Security Labs looked at recent security and attack trends to come up with hypotheses of...   Read more >
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