Be Careful What You Search For
Viruses and malware used to spread and try to find computer users to infect. Today, research released at DefCON 18, shows that increasingly search engines are bringing users are going straight to the malware.
Real-World Attacks With Social Engineering Tookit
Social engineering has always been a penetration tester's (and hacker's) most effective tool. I would say it's their best weapon, but not everyone is good at the softer, human side of social engineering. However, when it comes to the technical side, the tools are getting better and better, including the latest version of the Social Engineering Toolkit released at BSides Las Vegas on Wednesday.
Smarsh Launches Employee Text Message Archiving
Expanding on its social media, instant message and email archiving offerings, Smarsh has launched a mobile message archiving module for BlackBerry, Android and Windows with iPhone support due later this year.
Four Must-Have SMB Security Tools
Regardless of their size, many SMBs still need to meet strict compliance regulations, such as PCI and HIPAA. In addition to any special requirements, there are a few security technologies every small business should have in place. Here are my four SMB security must-haves.
Verizon Data Breach Report: Some Big Surprises
One of the most comprehensive data breach reports available found the number of breaches to have declined significantly last year, and significant changes in how attackers are infiltrating companies.
Making Storage Management Easier
As we discussed in our last entry no matter how easy the storage protocol or storage system you select at some point someone is going to have to interact with the storage itself. It may be a problem that needs to be resolved or it may be a need to provision a new server but something will come up. In most mid-sized data centers managing storage is no one's full time job. It is something that is dealt with
Yahoo Japan Selects Google Search
Microsoft's search technology was not strong enough for its needs, according to Yahoo Japan, in announcing Google as the new search partner.
DoD Report Details Illicit Content Probe
An Inspector General report reveals that Pentagon employees and contractors were investigated, and some prosecuted, as part of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement probe into child pornography.
What You Should Know About Tokenization
A week ago Visa released a set of best practices and recommendations for tokenization. Unfortunately, "best practices" leaves plenty of room for poor implementations.
Security BSides Grows, But Not Too Much
The security "unconference" is back in Vegas, and this time the setting is a gated private resort with multiple swimming pools and a sand beach, and the number of attendees signed up so far for the free -- yes, free -- event has doubled. But that doesn't mean Security BSides will lose the intimate vibe that its organizers envisioned and encouraged when they first launched it in Las Vegas a year ago.