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Evernote follows Microsoft, Twitter and Apple with two-factor authentication | ITProPortal.com

Evernote follows Microsoft, Twitter and Apple with two-factor authentication | ITProPortal.com | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
Users who opt in will be prompted to enter a six-digit verification code delivered via text message every time they log into Evernote Web or install...
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and so it begineth :- advent of mainstream 2FA

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Cyberattacks on Rise Against U.S. Corporations

Cyberattacks on Rise Against U.S. Corporations | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
Officials said the aim in a new wave of attacks was not espionage but sabotage, and that the source seemed to be in the Middle East.
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PayPal exec aims to “obliterate passwords from the face of the planet”

PayPal exec aims to “obliterate passwords from the face of the planet” | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
Forget passwords—let your phone scan your fingerprints or eyes.
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Evernote Says Cyber Breach Which Cost Millions Wasn’t From China

Evernote Says Cyber Breach Which Cost Millions Wasn’t From China | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
Evernote Corp., an online note-taking and document storage service, said a March cyber attack that obtained usernames and encrypted passwords cost “many millions of dollars” and didn’t come from China.
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SCADA security and understanding the risk impacts

SCADA security and understanding the risk impacts | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
Cyber security threats are on the rise. As a result, there is a focus on systems managing the critical infrastructure that everyone depends upon.
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Internet Explorer 8 zero-day attack spreads on 9 other sites

Internet Explorer 8 zero-day attack spreads on 9 other sites | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
Internet Explorer 8 zero-day attack spreads on 9 other sites
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Malicious Spyware Disguised As Mozilla Firefox

Malicious Spyware Disguised As Mozilla Firefox | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
A recent report found 36 countries to be using a sophisticated spyware used to monitor political dissidents. New versions are disguised as Mozilla Firefox and information about the Malaysian General Election.
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Infosecurity - Smart meters – benefit or information security threat?

Infosecurity - Smart meters – benefit or information security threat? | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
Smart meters are being ‘sold’ to the public as a benefit to the householder, leading to better electricity management, lower emissions, easier switching and an electronic connected home.
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LivingSocial updates encryption practices after password breach affects 50m

LivingSocial updates encryption practices after password breach affects 50m | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
On Friday, the popular coupon site announced that hackers breached its servers.
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How Google lost the trust of Europe’s Data Protection Authorities - Hawktalk

How Google lost the trust of Europe’s Data Protection Authorities - Hawktalk | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
Over the last two years, various European Data Protection Commissioners have taken action against Google. Hardly a month goes by without something being reported: a €145,000 StreetView fine here or a court case about jurisdiction there.
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Our Security Models Will Never Work — No Matter What We Do | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Our Security Models Will Never Work — No Matter What We Do | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
The problem is that it’s not balanced: Attackers generally benefit from new security technologies before defenders do. For the most part, though, society still wins. The bad guys simply can’t do enough damage to destroy the underlying social system.
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EU Agency ENISA: Internet Service Providers fail to apply filters against big cyber attacks — ENISA

EU Agency ENISA: Internet Service Providers fail to apply filters against big cyber attacks — ENISA | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
In its analysis of a recent massive cyber-attack, EU cyber-security agency ENISA today points out that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have failed to apply well-known security measures which have been available for over a decade.
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Security and vulnerability assessment: 4 common mistakes

Security and vulnerability assessment: 4 common mistakes | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
Uncovering problems and fixing security gaps can go awry with these oft-made blunders. Here are four examples of where vulnerabilities assessments typically go wrong
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Think your Skype messages get end-to-end encryption? Think again

Think your Skype messages get end-to-end encryption? Think again | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
Ars catches Microsoft accessing links we sent in our test messages.
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Apple can decrypt iPhones for cops; Google can remotely

Apple can decrypt iPhones for cops; Google can remotely | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
Apple apparently has the power to decrypt iPhone storage in response to law-enforcement requests, though they won't say how.
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£7.5m for cybersecurity training

£7.5m for cybersecurity training | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
The next generation of cybersecurity experts are to be trained at two government-funded university research centres.
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Bitcoin Is Not as Secure, Unregulated, or Lucrative as You Might Think | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Bitcoin Is Not as Secure, Unregulated, or Lucrative as You Might Think | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
Perhaps the best way to think of stolen bitcoin is as stolen art. Sure, we can hang it anywhere. Don’t expect to sell it at Christie’s. A resource that loses its value as soon as it is stolen, may be one that isn’t stolen.
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Information Security Events

Information Security Events | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
Infosec Events Calendar 2013 Notable events in the infosec calendar.  Send update via Twitter to @infosecchap to be added to this information security events calendar. January February March April ...

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Google pays record $31K bounty for Chrome bugs

Google pays record $31K bounty for Chrome bugs | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
Google this month paid a security researcher $31,336 for reporting a trio of bugs in Chrome.
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Infosecurity - Flaw in Apple’s Safari browser

Safari, the world’s fourth most popular browser, contains a universal cross-site scripting bug that could be exploited to steal cookies, passwords or files, perform cross-site request forgeries (CSRF) or install viruses via malicious Javascript.
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EUROPA - COMMUNIQUES DE PRESSE - Communiqué de presse - European Commission welcomes European Parliament's vote to extend mandate of ENISA and strengthen EU Cybersecurity

EUROPA - COMMUNIQUES DE PRESSE - Communiqué de presse - European Commission welcomes European Parliament's vote to extend mandate of ENISA and strengthen EU Cybersecurity | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
Commission Européenne - Communiqué de presse - MEMO Brussels, 16 April 2013 European Commission The European Commission welcomes the vote of the European Parliament in a plenary session today to extend the mandate of the European Network and...
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I'm a Fortune 500 Company and I've Been Hacked | SecurityWeek.Com

I'm a Fortune 500 Company and I've Been Hacked | SecurityWeek.Com | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
One of the major reasons the SEC and other government agencies have been applying pressure for breach disclosure and transparency is to help organizations work together to more quickly identify and control cyber threats.
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UK cyber security efforts called embarrassing

UK cyber security efforts called embarrassing | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
The UKs investment in cyber security has been branded as embarrassing by the former US cyber intelligence officer at the department of defence.
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