It’s a departure from the stance that most people are taking these days when it comes to issues of social networking and security, but some industry players are pitching the idea [eweek.com] that the ever-more-popular communications applications could someday replace more traditional messaging platforms based on their ability to be more centrally protected from attacks.
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In an ironic twist, Kevin Mitnick, a social engineering master who went to jail for impersonating others to get information to access computer networks without authorization, couldn’t access his own Facebook account for weeks because administrators at the social networking site didn’t believe he was who he said he was.
In this Network World interview at SOURCE Boston, well-known hardware hacker Joe ‘Kingpin’ Grand talks about lessons rom the “Prototype This” show, the changing face of security research and his upcoming vulnerability assessment work. The video also includes an interview with Dan Kaminsky about his DNS vulnerability.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the worldwide web, has revealed how he fell victim to online fraudsters while trying to buy a gift over the internet.
The SANS Internet Storm Center has a fascinating look [isc.sans.org] today at a recent incident in which a Web server was compromised through the use of a remote Web application flaw. The attack might have stopped there, but a series of cascading failures led to further problems and damage. It’s a classic boy-meets-server, boy-0wns-server tale.
The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) hasdeveloped a way for police and other organizations to report e-crimes in a common data format readable by a Web browser or other application, according to a report by Jeremy Kirk [CIO.com].
By Christian Heinrich
The second Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Conference held on the Gold Coast is regarded as the leading Web Application Security conference within the Asia Pacific region attracting both Australian and overseas speakers and attendees.
The conference continued its community atmosphere with open discussions and sharing of ideas on Web Application Security during the various social events each night including a gala dinner.
Microsoft’s research unit is investing resources in a new Web browser that could eventually signal a shift away from the ubiquitous Internet Explorer.
According to a research paper released this week, the project is called Gazelle and is positioned as a secure web browser constructed as a multi-principal operating system.
Facebook and other social networks can be downright unfriendly when it comes to scam attempts. PC World’s JR Raphael has put together five attack scenarios and information on how to protect yourself and your Facebook friends.