Browsing Category: Social Engineering

[img_assist|nid=2149|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]U-Test has just completed a substantive, independent review of three major e-tailing sites–Amazon, Walmart and Target– and found a gaping cross-site scripting security hole in one of them. Read the full article. [The Last Watchdog]

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[img_assist|nid=2103|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Two Bulgarians have been sentenced for their roles in an online
money-laundering scheme that collected about $1.2 million from U.S.
residents and sent it to a criminal group in Eastern Europe, the U.S.
Department of Justice said. Read the full article. [Computerworld]

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[img_assist|nid=2105|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Although the combined number of reported data breaches in the
government and the military has dropped in 2009 compared to last year,
many more records were compromised in those breaches, according to
recent figures compiled by the Identity Theft Resource Center. Read the full article. [Government Technology]

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[img_assist|nid=2079|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=129|height=44]A Cyber Forensics panel at the U.S Spy Museum discussed data breaches and the effects one bad hacking event can have; The panel discussion included the CEO of Heartland Payment Systems, whose company was the victim of a very large, very publicized data breach in 2008. Read the full article. [Dark Reading]

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Categories: Social Engineering

[img_assist|nid=2075|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Facebook was built as a powerful social connector, allowing users to befriend others with similar interests, locations, schools, and more. But as privacy concerns mount and users demand more protection, the social networking site’s philosophy has started to go down the toilet. Now that Facebook is eliminating regional networks — or groupings of people based on where they live — it’s becoming apparent that proclivities lean towards building fences rather than crossing them. Read the full story [PCWorld].  Also see: How to protect your privacy on Facebook and Twitter.

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