Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) released a consumer alert yesterday admitting that an attack on SonyPictures.com compromised the personally identifiable information (PII) of some 37,500 of their customers.
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Today’s modern security problems hadn’t yet emerged when pioneers Richard Feynman, Grace Hopper and Albert Einstein were in their primes, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t have strong opinions on the topics of hacking, cloud security and network security. In this video from the AT&T Cybersecurity Conference, AT&T CSO Ed Amoroso “interviews” Feynman, Hopper and Einstein on these topics and others.
The Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force released a proposal Wednesday calling for a voluntary code of conduct for companies that do business online.
The media storm over the Stuxnet worm may have passed, but many of the software holes that were used by the worm remain unpatched and leave Siemens customers open to a wide range of potentially damaging cyber attacks, according to industrial control system expert Ralph Langner.
Oracle has pushed an update to its popular Java SE platform by patching 17 vulnerabilities, all which could allow an attacker to remotely exploit a machine without authentication.
industry is full of pernicious problems with no easy solutions. Take spam, for
example. The current best defense is filtering out the obvious spam messages.
Yet, the countermeasure is not a solution: As anti-spam technology gets better,
spammers merely churn out more spam and achieve the same results. Not satisfied with
the status quo, a team of academic researchers focused
on collecting data on the business ecosystem that funds spam and
searched for weak links. While blocking domain names will not generally work,
they did find a strategy that could have a high payoff: Targeting the small
number of banks that process spammers transactions and getting them to cut off
RSA acknowledged on Monday that a hack at Lockheed Martin was tied to the theft of information on its SecurID tokens. The company offered to replace the tokens for customers, but experts wonder whether RSA should go further and recall SecurID tokens from the market.
Google has fixed more than a dozen security bugs in its Chrome browser, including five high-severity vulnerabilities and one that qualified for the company’s highest bug bounty, a $3133.7 reward.
Sony Computer Entertainment of America’s President and CEO, Jack Tretton kicked off his company’s E3 conference appearance with an apology to all those affected by the outage that has plagued Sony for better part of the last two months.
VMware has issued an update for a number of its more popular products, fixing several vulnerabilities. Some of the flaws could lead to arbitrary code execution.