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Published Thursday, October 16, 2014 7:04 PM by Bob Hansmann
Tuesday the Google Security Team announced the discovery of a bug in web-encryption technology that could allow hackers to view confidential information like passwords and other encrypted information sent over web connections. What is it? A new critical...

Published Thursday, October 09, 2014 12:56 AM by Carl Leonard
Security awareness is a year-round responsibility for all of us. However, take the opportunity during National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a U.S.-led initiative, to further promote cyber security best practice and awareness within your own...

Published Monday, October 06, 2014 10:47 PM by Bob Hansmann
A newly discovered flaw in USBs, dubbed BadUSB , that allows them to become automated hacking tools is the latest challenge for data security professionals. This recently announced vulnerability may fundamentally change how the world uses and shares information...

Published Thursday, October 02, 2014 5:09 PM by Bob Hansmann
One week after its discovery, the fallout from the Shellshock or 'BashBug' Vulnerability continues to grow. As noted in our initial assessment, Linux and Mac OS X systems, including those running Bash versions up to 4.3, may be exploitable by...

Published Friday, September 26, 2014 11:04 PM by Bob Hansmann
Like an unexploded artillery shell laying dormant for decades, a highly dangerous vulnerability affecting widespread operating system code developed in the 1980’s has placed website operators and security professionals around the world on high alert...

Published Monday, September 08, 2014 6:53 PM by Neil Thacker
The recent Websense/Ponemon Institute report gave a number of poignant insights into the minds of security professionals. Possibly most telling of all was the number stating that given the resources and opportunity, they would completely overhaul their...

Published Thursday, September 04, 2014 10:52 PM by Charisse Castagnoli
If you're a fan of Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Upton and others, you may be aware that some of their sensitive personal photos were apparently leaked online over the weekend. These photographs were allegedly obtained through a brute force...

Published Monday, August 25, 2014 6:46 PM by Neil Thacker
Continuing our analysis of "Roadblocks, Refresh & Raising the Human Security IQ", we now dig deeper into the apparent communication disconnect between executives and security teams. Decision makers and front line security professionals need...

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:35 PM by Charisse Castagnoli
At Black Hat, Zane Lackey (Signals Sciences, Internet Bug Bounty Program), lead a well-attended discussion about the need to be more thoughtful in our design and implementation of APIs. Externalized APIs are enabling new information sharing paradigms...

Published Monday, August 11, 2014 2:20 AM by Neil Thacker
The last thing you want to hear is that a critical security countermeasure is not fit for purpose, but that is precisely what a significant number of security professionals are saying, in the second instalment of findings from Ponemon Institute's...

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