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Content posted in July 2012
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Best Buy Says Some Customer Accounts Have Been Hacked
Quick Hits  |  7/10/2012  | 
Electronics giant Best Buy deactivates some accounts, says hackers are using combinations of data to crack customer access
'Clonewise' Security Service Helps Identify Vulnerable Code
News  |  7/9/2012  | 
Researcher at Black Hat to demonstrate service that can help find vulnerable libraries built into larger bodies of code
Machines Still Infected With DNSChanger Pose Dangers
News  |  7/9/2012  | 
No surprise, but the DNSChanger server shutdown today didn't cause significant disruption on the Net -- but the threat is not over yet, security experts say
Yahoo Defends Android App, Botnet Questions Remain
News  |  7/9/2012  | 
Security firm traces torrent of spam to Yahoo's failure to activate HTTPS by default in its Android app.
Being Compliant Is Not Only Training And Rules, It's Culture
Commentary  |  7/9/2012  | 
Too many organizations teach compliance instead of live it
Lessons Learned From Duqu
Quick Hits  |  7/9/2012  | 
The sophisticated Duqu exploit is one of the most complex ever seen. What does it tell you about your enterprise defenses?
5 Business Trends Driving IAM Spending
News  |  7/9/2012  | 
Mobile, cloud, user productivity, contextual security, and compliance all drive adoption of identity and access management
Black Hat: Hacking iOS Applications Under The Spotlight
News  |  7/6/2012  | 
Security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski will demonstrate some of the techniques cybercrooks use in the wild, and what developers can do about them
Study: Cybersecurity Market To Double In Next Five Years
Quick Hits  |  7/6/2012  | 
Global revenues to skyrocket from $63.7 billion in 2011 to $120.1 billion in 2017, report says
Seemingly Insignificant SQL Injections Lead To Rooted Routers
News  |  7/5/2012  | 
Black Hat researcher to show how vulnerable databases with temporary router information can lead to root-level access of Netgear routers
Court Slams Bank For Ignoring Zeus Attack
News  |  7/5/2012  | 
Federal appeals court panel reverses previous ruling that construction company could not sue bank to recover $345,000 stolen by malware attackers.
The Safety And Hazards Of Outsourcing Security
Quick Hits  |  7/5/2012  | 
New Dark Reading report offers a look at the benefits, pitfalls of using cloud and security service providers
Researchers Use Cloud To Clear Up Malware Evasion
News  |  7/3/2012  | 
An analysis project surveys the techniques used by malware to evade security software and plans to turn the research into a service to analyze malware
Google Plans Button To Block Ads
News  |  7/3/2012  | 
Feature may put an end to ads that follow you across websites.
Healthcare Social Media: New Software Aims To Limit Risks
News  |  7/3/2012  | 
SafeGuard, by OpenQ, monitors medical professionals’ use of public networking platforms to make sure they don't break the law.
Facebook To Fix Smartphone Email Snafu
News  |  7/3/2012  | 
Android and iOS users report some contacts are being forcibly updated to an "@facebook.com" email address.
Flame Killing: Free Tool Spots Vulnerable Digital Certificates
News  |  7/3/2012  | 
One-quarter of enterprises still use insecure MD5 cryptographic hash function to sign their digital certificates, putting corporate secrets at risk.
Facebook Joins California Mobile App Privacy Program
News  |  7/3/2012  | 
Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft have already agreed to abide by the program, which requires all apps to clearly detail in their privacy policies which user data is collected, used, or shared.
Phisher Faces Up To 50 Years For Role In $1.5 Million Scam
Quick Hits  |  7/2/2012  | 
Obaygbona convicted of defrauding customers of Chase, Bank of America, ADP in targeted phishing scheme
FBI Credit Card Ring Bust Exposes PCI Challenges
News  |  7/2/2012  | 
Some experts say existence of complex credit card fraud black market a sign that PCI isn't effective
Cyberattack Reports On U.S. Critical Infrastructure Jump Dramatically
News  |  7/2/2012  | 
A new report from ICS-CERT shows the number of reported incidents increased from 9 to 198 between 2009 and 2011.
British Police Bust Baltic Financial Malware Trio
News  |  7/2/2012  | 
Men face jail time for using SpyEye malware to steal consumers' online bank account information and launder $157,000. Separately, a TeamPoison hacker awaits sentencing for stealing former U.K. prime minister Tony Blair's online address book.
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