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posted in August 2009

Data Breach Silence Breached: 5 Good Security Tips

8/31/2009
For every high profile big headline data breach, there are plenty of others that are kept quiet. A good piece in Informationweek takes a peek behind the curtain of quiet and offers some solid lessons in how to avoid having your data compromised.

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What Are Botmasters Thinking?

8/21/2009
They're thinking that bots are where the money is, according to a fascinating piece over at Dark Reading. Did you know, for instance, that the average bot is worth between a dime and quarter on the market? You gotta sell a lotta bots at that price to make real money -- and people are making real money doing just that.

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Twitterbot Tweets Malware Orders

8/17/2009
The discovery of a Twitter profile being used to tweet botnet updates and link is one more indication (not that we needed one) that cybercriminals are using the same tools that we are.

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Twitter Takedown: DDoS Attack Beats Tweets

8/6/2009
Twitter was shut down for a couple of hours this morning by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack; blogsite LiveJournal went down too, and the rumors flew that FaceBook was having traffic troubles of its own.

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Turn Off Auto-Updates Before Hitting the Road

8/4/2009
The convenience of automatic software updates can create major problems if apps are updated via unsecured public Wi-Fi connections. Hotspots make great hijack spots, and as a result, your mobile employees need to make some adjustments in their update settings.

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Secure Certificate Vulnerabilities Revealed

8/3/2009
The SSL Certificate that tells visitors a site is certified as trustworthy may be easier to fake than previously thought. And that's one more reminder that the whole system of trust authorization is in need of work.

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