Browsing Author: Chris Brook

Social networking giant Facebook has finally boarded the bug bounty bandwagon. The company announced late last week they’ll award $500 for each bug to those who share information about flaws that could compromise the site’s privacy. The news confirms rumors that began to bubble at a Hack in the Box security conference back in May.

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Categories: Malware

Blue Coat’s Senior malware researcher Chris Larsen has pulled data from the company’s Mid-Year Security Report for an infographic on malware networks. Read on to get an idea of some of the larger networks, their points of entry and a list of prevention techniques.

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Categories: Cryptography

EMC Corporation announced via an earnings call Tuesday that it
spent $66 million during the second quarter on its security firm division RSA to
recover from a cyberattack that compromised their SecurID product in March,
according to a post on the Washington Post’s Post Tech blog.

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Categories: Malware, Web Security

Web applications are attacked every two minutes and at some times can experience upwards to 25,000 attacks an hour according to a report published by security firm Imperva today.As part of its continuing Hacker Intelligence initiative, Imperva’s Application Defense Center (ADC) released their Web Application Attack Report after analyzing six months of web traffic and more than 10 million attacks from December 2010 to May 2011. The study also followed onion router (TOR) traffic.

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Categories: Slideshow

If you access Google+ using your Android phone, photos and videos you take are automatically uploaded to Google’s cloud via a new tool called Instant Upload. Don’t worry – photos aren’t shared by default, but are stored on a private Picasa Web folder for future sharing. Instant Upload is a fine idea – for a minority of users – but its enabled by default and may take a lot of new G+ users unaware.

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