Posts Tagged ‘Security’
Google Glass was released to the public recently when 8,000 beta testers were selected by the company to purchase and try the new device. Already several security risks are coming to light. Besides the fear that wearable technology equipped with cameras can put any bystanders at risk of being recorded without their knowledge (one bar ...Read more.
Everything Under the Cloud September 2012 The High Cost of Recovery Small to medium size businesses are what keep this country running. Unfortunately, for many of their ...Read more.
Malware isn’t just a problem for traditional PCs anymore. Malicious software targeting mobile devices is on the rise, and thousands of smartphone users have already been affected. Lookout Mobile Security released its Mobile Threat Report this week, highlighting some scary trends in phone security. According to the report, the average user is 2.5 times more ...Read more.
Be careful when browsing through your favorite pictures of Katy Perry at work. They could cost you more than just lost productivity and a few sideways glances from your officemates. Clicking on Google Images can now pose serious threats to your computer. The SANS Internet Storm Center has reported on a wave of malicious anti-virus software ...Read more.
Dropbox dropped the ball on Sunday, when it left its 25 million users’ accounts unlocked for four hours. The cloud-based file storing-and-sharing company attributed the incident to a programming change that introduced a bug into its system, allowing accounts to be opened without proper authentication. The bug was released at 1:54 p.m. PT, and the ...Read more.
In a recent statement, LastPass, the password encryption service that creates and stores high-quality passwords and login information, announced that its database of user accounts was compromised. The company noticed unauthorized activity occurring within its system earlier this week and responded by requiring all users to change their master password as an extra security measure. ...Read more.
Coming up with secure passwords is one of the most important tasks of your digital life, and it’s certainly one of the most tedious. But that’s not reason enough to stick with simple, generic codes. While you may think that spelling your dog’s name backwards is a clever way to deceive any prying eyes, it ...Read more.
A SQL injection attack named “Liza Moon”, after the first known web site to be compromised, has been spreading since December 2010, but appears to be accelerating and has to date affected millions of users. There are two parts to this virus. First, the injection attack targets web sites running unpatched MySQL server instances, and ...Read more.