Browsing Author: Chris Brook

Week in Review: Mobile Madness, Firesheep Speaks Up, Myanmar Knocked Offline

[img_assist|nid=7349|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=87|height=87]The specter of politically motivated cyber attacks reared its head again this week, while closer to home, the names of two software giants: Google and Adobe were all over the headlines when it came to security this week, as several bugs were found…and fixed in the companies products. Read
on for the full week in review.


To Combat Firesheep, Microsoft’s Bing Looking Into SSL

Microsoft’s Bing is looking into SSL and other privacy
settings for the next version of their search engine. Currently the site strips
SSL when forced into HTTPS and in turn, brings up an advisory on browsers signaling
an unsafe connection.

Introduced at Toorcon, the Firefox extension allows
attackers to capture site cookies from users on unsecured wireless networks and
browse under their logon.


Week in Security: Toorcon and SecTor Wrap-up, Bugs and Stuxnet Stances

[img_assist|nid=7078|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Autumn conferences grabbed the headlines this week as presentations at the Toorcon Conference in San Diego and SecTor in Toronto wrapped up October, with revelations about the vulnerability of social networking sessions and critical infrastructure headlining. 


Feds Raid Home of Former Raytheon Employee

Categories: Data Breaches, Government

[img_assist|nid=7216|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Federal agents on Monday raided the Melrose, Massachusetts home of a missile systems expert who formerly worked at U.S. defense
contractor Raytheon. Several boxes of items were taken by FBI and Immigration
and Customs Enforcement agents from the home, which is owned by Richard M. Lloyd.


Security Week In Review: Evercookies, SQL Slammer and a Flood of Patches

[img_assist|nid=7078|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=88|height=88]This week seemed to be all about the numbers as a handful of reports were released, disclosing new stats on phishing, information theft and spam. Evercookies, the inside story of SQL Slammer, and of course, the usual array of patches, rounded out the week. Read on for the full week in review.


Wanted: E-Mail Addresses

Categories: Slideshow

Spammers always need fresh lists of e-mail addresses, says
Steve Santorelli of Team Cymru. Supplying them is a lucrative underground
business in its own right. The easy availability of such lists and the
commodity prices they fetch is a sign of how well developed the underground
economy really is. In this strip, a spammer negotiates for a list of one
million e-mail addresses. The final price: 100 addresses for a little more than
a penny.


Week in Review: Patch Overload and Confronting Mobile Malware

[img_assist|nid=7078|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Patches – and plenty of them – took center stage this week
as two big software companies shipped substantial updates. Some alarming news
also broke regarding the growing number of botnets operating out of the U.S.  Read on for the full week in review.