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Content posted in August 2011
Smartphones And Tablets Targets For Getting 'Juiced'
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
Awareness campaign at DefCon shows how easy data can be stolen from smartphones using free charging kiosks
Google+ Naming Policy Causes Social Butterflies
Commentary  |  8/24/2011  | 
How far out there do you want to be? Readers debate rising tensions related to social network privacy.
PCI QSA Status Revocation A Shot Across The Bow For QSAs?
Commentary  |  8/24/2011  | 
The PCI Security Council's move spells trouble for unscrupulous QSAs and shows that the Council means business in enforcing its quality standards
Fraud Detection And DAM
Commentary  |  8/23/2011  | 
DAM can be used for fraud detection, but you need to review your alerts
Anonymous Hackers Are Hypocrites, Not Hacktivists
Commentary  |  8/22/2011  | 
An amorphous group of hackers has proven its ability to breach, torment, and embarrass. But as its dance with BART shows, its larger ambitions ring hollow.
McAfee Stews; HP Speculation Brews
Commentary  |  8/22/2011  | 
McAfee takes heat for fear mongering, while HP watches its future predicted. One scenario envisions an Oracle takeover.
HP's Biggest Problem: Securing Its Message
Commentary  |  8/19/2011  | 
HP's stock has fallen more than 20 points this week largely because its change in direction was leaked and HP's message was lost
Medical Device Security Under Fire At Black Hat, DefCon
Commentary  |  8/18/2011  | 
New research on medical device security is shining light on potentially deadly vulnerabilities
3 Security Lessons From BART's Anonymous Breach
Commentary  |  8/18/2011  | 
As BART continues to face attacks from the hacker group Anonymous, its security weak points have become painfully obvious. Here's what your IT staff can learn from BART's mistakes.
Database Auditing, Forensics Style
Commentary  |  8/15/2011  | 
Forensic auditing of databases is not new, but there's a growing need for breach analysis
Dark Reading Launches New Tech Center On Security And Compliance
Commentary  |  8/15/2011  | 
New Compliance Tech Center will cover relationship between security initiatives and compliance initiatives
WarVOX Gets An Overhaul; Wardialing Added To Metasploit
Commentary  |  8/12/2011  | 
Rewrite of WarVOX brings new features, better audio fingerprinting, and a Ruby VoIP stack that has been integrated into Metasploit
Judge Thyself
Commentary  |  8/11/2011  | 
The haters came out of the woodwork regarding Defcon Kids. What are they scared of? That kids may actually learn something useful?
Shady RAT No China Smoking Gun
Commentary  |  8/11/2011  | 
Kudos to McAfee for discovering attacks that go undiscovered too often, but questions about attack severity, sophistication, or nation-state backing remain.
Tween Hacker's Time-Travel Trick
Commentary  |  8/10/2011  | 
DefCon Kid discovers new class of vulns
The Death Of DRAM?
Commentary  |  8/10/2011  | 
SSD increasingly will be used to replace DRAM in everything from laptops to servers. Here's why that makes sense.
Data Breaches On The Rise?
Commentary  |  8/9/2011  | 
Nope -- but publicity is
Cloud Security Certification Not So Simple
Commentary  |  8/9/2011  | 
Current pass rate of CSA's CCSK test is only 53 percent
Don't Blame RIM, Twitter For London Riots
Commentary  |  8/9/2011  | 
You may dislike social networking or smartphones all you want--but remember they're just tools used by people.
McAfee Finds A Shady RAT -- But I Smell Something Worse
Commentary  |  8/8/2011  | 
A serious problem in adequate disclosure could represent a bigger exposure than the massive ongoing attacks in the report
Android Malware On The Rise
Commentary  |  8/5/2011  | 
The unvetted Android app marketplace is a major cause of the escalating attacks on the platform.
The Week In Security: 4 Big Stories
Commentary  |  8/5/2011  | 
Cyber threats as part of future wars, Android malware, and Shady Rats made news. Don't miss the week's key security stories.
LulzSec Intrigue; Hurd Talks Oracle's Real Battle
Commentary  |  8/1/2011  | 
A youthful hacker on a remote island surfaces. Plus Mark Hurd goes one-on-one about what Oracle really wants.
WAFs And SQL Injection
Commentary  |  8/1/2011  | 
WAFs protect databases from SQL injection for only so long
How to Choose A Cloud Storage Provider: Availability
Commentary  |  8/1/2011  | 
Access varies across cloud storage providers. Here's how to make sure you get what you need, when you need it.


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