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 Jeff Debrosse
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 09, 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 08, 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 "FoxNews.com 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 07, 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 Chris Astacio
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 >
What is Scaring Businesses the Most? Spear-phishing. New Websense Security Labs Research
Posted: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 4:58 AM by Patrik Runald
Spear-phishing is a huge concern for today’s government and enterprises. While high profile attacks like last week’s spear-phishing attack against the White House and last year’s attack against Oak Ridge National Laboratory underscore...   Read more >
PC Magazine: Fake AT&T Bills Direct Users to Blackhole, Zeus
Posted: Friday, August 03, 2012 11:12 PM by April Tellez
"In itself, the amount of money could be big enough to raise suspicion in most of us," writes Websense. "Also, it is easy to see when the mouse cursor hovers over the link that the target Web address is different from the one displayed...   Read more >
Black Hat Briefings & Exhibits: Day One...
Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2012 11:46 AM by Bob Hansmann
Time for Black Hat again! Day one is almost complete and I’ve seen some big themes. There’s some of the usual. Vulnerability scanning and pen testing are definitely present and the topics of identifying and learning from data breaches are...   Read more >
Malware Traditions on Fire: What you need to know about Flame
Posted: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 3:13 PM by Patrik Runald
Yesterday we posted about a new strain of highly advanced malware (APT), dubbed Flame . It is potentially the most advanced malware to date, at least in terms of functionality combined with the ability to stay hidden over a long period of time. It’s...   Read more >
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