How Hackers Target Your Twitter Account

Can you guess how many of the top 10 Twitter users have been hacked? Or what the most common password was before Twitter had to ban it for security reasons? There’s a lot to learn from this infographic from MediaBistro, especially if you’re good at learning from others’ mistakes

By | September 27th, 2011
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Security Alert: W32/Zbot Malware (also known as Zeus)

InfoSight has detected a flood of phishing emails that are propagating through the Internet and targeting small community banks.  This spam campaign is delivering hundreds of thousands of messages that masquerade as a failed wire transfer, while delivering the password-stealing Zeus banking Trojan.  The hackers were very aware of who to target; they went after the individuals in the bank responsible for wire transfers. A snapshot of a sample email is provided below. The <From:> [...]

By | July 5th, 2011
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Largest Data Breaches of All Time

As Sony deals with their most recent data breach of one million passwords, Flowing Data took a look at the the largest data loss incidents on record, according to DataLossDB.        

By | June 14th, 2011
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What Are the Odds of a Security Breach at Your Institution?

If your home has ever been burglarized, you know the unnerving feeling of being violated and how the experience can haunt you for a long time. Obviously, locks and bolts are only as strong as the door and the frame they’re fitted to. This is also true of the security posture of financial institutions. Outdated software applications, misconfigured devices, and ineffective security policies are much like the weak or rotten woodwork framing the door of your home ...

By | March 31st, 2009
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How Does Your Security Strategy Rate?

Much to the chagrin of IT professionals who face the constant onslaught of threats and problems, security tests can never prove that you are secure. That’s because security is a process, not a final destination. As such, security testing should be applied with a well thought-out strategy...

By | March 31st, 2009
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What Are the Top Security Threats for 2009?

Internet-based attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and specialized as profit-driven criminals continue to hone their approach to stealing data from businesses, employees and consumers. Security threats are propagating more rapidly, becoming increasingly difficult to detect, and are exploiting technological and human vulnerabilities. Learn about the top security threats for 2009.

By | March 26th, 2009
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