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Profile of A Cybercriminal [INFOGRAPHIC]

Profile of A Cybercriminal [INFOGRAPHIC] | Information Security and Technology | Scoop.it
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Do you agree or disagree with these numbers?

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Ryan Murphy's curator insight, March 21, 2013 6:27 PM

Another great infographic that shows the rising need for Internet Security and IT solutions to the mounting problems of Cyber Crime world wide.

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Fired employees hijack HMV's Twitter to livetweet their 'mass execution'

Fired employees hijack HMV's Twitter to livetweet their 'mass execution' | Information Security and Technology | Scoop.it
Employees fired by British entertainment retailer HMV decided to get even today by broadcasting their "mass execution" on the company's official Twitter account, which has almost 64,000 followers.
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Are you controlling access to all your companies social accounts?

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Barracuda Networks SSH Vulnerability

SSH Exploit in Barracuda Networks Products And How To Fix It

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Global IT Security Report

Global IT Security Report | Information Security and Technology | Scoop.it

This definitive report examines attitudes and opinions of IT leaders to understand how the global IT community is reacting to the changing security landscape and what they predict for the future. It includes global best practice recommendations for securing your organization.

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Find out how you compare to others in your industry with this Global IT Threat Analysis.

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Revolutionary paper tablet computer reveals future tablets to be thin and flexible as sheets of paper

The Future Of Tablets?

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New Java vulnerability is being exploited in the wild, disabling Java is currently your only option

New Java vulnerability is being exploited in the wild, disabling Java is currently your only option | Information Security and Technology | Scoop.it
A new Java 0-day vulnerability has been discovered, and is already being exploited in the wild. Currently, disabling the plugin is the only way to protect your computer.

The US Computer ...
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Since Java is used almost everywhere, this is likley impacting your infrastructure right now!

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It’s officially illegal to ask job interviewees for Facebook passwords in California

It’s officially illegal to ask job interviewees for Facebook passwords in California | Information Security and Technology | Scoop.it
Sorry, employers, it is officially against the law to ask prospective employees for their Facebook passwords in California and Illinois. Two bills banning businesses from the practice took effect&n...
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This is just the beginning of social privacy issues in the workplace. Do you have a comprehensive policy in place to deal with social networks - both from a technology perspective and legally ?

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How I got a $3,500 USD Facebook Bug Bounty

How I got a $3,500 USD Facebook Bug Bounty | Information Security and Technology | Scoop.it
I recently found a Stored XSS on Facebook, which resulted in a Bug Bounty Reward. If you want to know how an XSS could be exploited, you can read my colleague Mathias’ blog post about it. Anyway,...
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How prevelant is facebook and dropbox in your corporate network? 

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The top 10 trends in enterprise cloud for 2013

The top 10 trends in enterprise cloud for 2013 | Information Security and Technology | Scoop.it
Editor's Pick
Folia Grace recently conducted research with analysts and enterprise customers about upcoming trends the cloud.
Here’s what the SAP Cloud’s VP or product marketing says ar...
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Do you agree with these trends - are they true for your business?

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FCC Smartphone Security Checker

FCC Smartphone Security Checker | Information Security and Technology | Scoop.it
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Easy smart phone checker - how secure are you?

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Corporate IT's Dirty Little Secret: "We're aware of 'Shadow IT"

Corporate IT's Dirty Little Secret: "We're aware of 'Shadow IT" | Information Security and Technology | Scoop.it
'Shadow IT' in organizations is no secret to CIO's. They know that employees have gone behind their backs and are using consumer cloud applications at work.
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Internet Explorer Data Leakage

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CIA invests in mobile security company to keep transactions under wraps

CIA invests in mobile security company to keep transactions under wraps | Information Security and Technology | Scoop.it
The CIA's venture arm, IN-Q-Tel, strikes strategic partnership with mobile security company Tyfone.
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You Are Being Tracked!

You Are Being Tracked! | Information Security and Technology | Scoop.it

With over 630 'tracking technologies,' we need to get educated on advertising.

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How many ad networks have you in their database? What you can do about it.

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What The Rails Security Issue Means For Your Startup

What The Rails Security Issue Means For Your Startup | Information Security and Technology | Scoop.it
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The Rise of BYOD

The Rise of BYOD | Information Security and Technology | Scoop.it
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40% of employees consider BYOD an important benefit, but only 1 and 10 executves feel the same way? Looks like we are having a classic disconnect between workers and managers!

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New Version of Shylock Malware Spreading Through Skype

New Version of Shylock Malware Spreading Through Skype | Information Security and Technology | Scoop.it
The new version of the shylock malware is capable of spreading through the skype VOIP service.
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As Microsoft ends the use of their Messenger application and moves everyone to Skype, there will be more focused attacks on this platform.  GalaxyTech can help you build best practices for security around Skype.

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Exploit Code for Ruby on Rails Flaw Likely on the Horizon | threatpost

Exploit Code for Ruby on Rails Flaw Likely on the Horizon | threatpost | Information Security and Technology | Scoop.it
HD Moore of the Metasploit Project said that he's working on a module that will exploit the XML parsing flaw in Ruby on Rails.
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Is your company using Ruby on Rails in their web development?

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Microsoft reveals hole in IE, urges people to update their browsers (updated)

Microsoft reveals hole in IE, urges people to update their browsers (updated) | Information Security and Technology | Scoop.it
Update your browsers if you're running Internet Explorer 8, 7, or 6. Microsoft admitted that it is fixing a hole in those browser versions that may let attackers take over your computer.
Chris Risenhoover's insight:

Vulnerabilities are a fact of life. How are you managing them across your entire IT infrastrucutre for all of your systems - desktops, servers, routers, databases?

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Why did a Train Carrying Biofuel Cross the Border 24 Times and Never Unload?

Why did a Train Carrying Biofuel Cross the Border 24 Times and Never Unload? | Information Security and Technology | Scoop.it

A cargo train filled with biofuels crossed the border between the US and Canada 24 times, earning millions of dollars, and not once did it unload its cargo. How?"

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Read on to see how a simple software glitch could of cost taxpayers millions. I am sure the system worked fine when rolled out. The point is, all systems drift from compliance. Everyone needs a health check on their IT on a regular basis to bring things back under control.

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Fake Android app can launch DDoS attacks from your phone

Fake Android app can launch DDoS attacks from your phone | Information Security and Technology | Scoop.it
New Android trojan app will make you think it's taking you to the Google Play store, but in the background could use you to take down websites.
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Is your phone part of a bot network for DDos Attacks ?

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Long-tail attacks | Security Threat Report 2013 | Sophos

Long-tail attacks | Security Threat Report 2013 | Sophos | Information Security and Technology | Scoop.it

At Sophos, 75% of the malware files reported to us are only ever seen in one organization. This level of polymorphism is unprecedented.

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With the new unique nature of most attacks, standard signature based antivirus is not enough. Not even close! Find out how to deal with the new level of attacks.

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FCC 10 Steps To Smartphone Security

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Simple guidelines from the FCC to help secure your smartphone.

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Mac malware | Security Threat Report 2013 | Sophos

Mac malware | Security Threat Report 2013 | Sophos | Information Security and Technology | Scoop.it
The popularity of Macs in business and government has created more opportunities for malware. Learn how to stay ahead of these potential threats.
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[INFOGRAPHIC] Spear Phishing – Are You At Risk? | GalaxyTech

[INFOGRAPHIC] Spear Phishing – Are You At Risk? | GalaxyTech | Information Security and Technology | Scoop.it
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