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UK was world's most phished country in 2012 - why is it being targeted?

UK was world's most phished country in 2012 - why is it being targeted? | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
Consumers and businesses in the UK lost an estimated £27bn in 2012 through cybercrime. More than £600m of this was through phishing attacks, making it the most 'phished' country in the world
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OpenDNS Offers Security Researchers Free Service For Tracking Cybercrime, Cyberespionage - Dark Reading

OpenDNS Offers Security Researchers Free Service For Tracking Cybercrime, Cyberespionage - Dark Reading | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
Red October, PayPal phishing campaign connection discovered via new OpenDNS service for researchers

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Using Dual Protocol for SIEMs Evasion

Using Dual Protocol for SIEMs Evasion | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
Attackers using IPv4 and IPv6 can avoid detection by IPS, SIEMs, reputation filtering, and more
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Malware on oil rig computers raises security fears

Malware on oil rig computers raises security fears | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
Malicious software unintentionally downloaded by offshore oil workers has incapacitated computer networks on some rigs and platforms, exposing gaps in security that could pose serious risks to people and the environment, cybersecurity professionals...
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PLA to step up war preparedness as military exercises 'have become a show'

PLA to step up war preparedness as military exercises 'have become a show' | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
Xu Qiliang, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission, promises to forge elite troops as territorial disputes escalate

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Chinese government officials are constantly wiretapping and spying on one another

Chinese government officials are constantly wiretapping and spying on one another | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
A culture of no-holds-barred espionage appears pervasive in Chinese officialdom.

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Cedric PERNET - Forensics, Malware & Cybercrime

Cedric PERNET - Forensics, Malware & Cybercrime | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
A blog about Cybercrime, Malware & Forensics mostly :-)
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interesting analysis

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Can freezing an Android device crack its encryption keys?

Can freezing an Android device crack its encryption keys? | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
Will chilling an Android phone to -15°C freeze the encryption keys into memory? And if so, can you use a modified version of Android to dig them out?

German researchers had a crack at it - P...
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you gotta like the impractical to getting around security

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A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering: Why I hate CBC-MAC

A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering: Why I hate CBC-MAC | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
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Security firm Trustwave targeted by phishing campaign

Security firm Trustwave targeted by phishing campaign | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
Fake PCI DSS scan alerts
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China blamed for EADS and ThyssenKrupp hack attacks

China blamed for EADS and ThyssenKrupp hack attacks | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
EADS, maker of the Eurofighter, says that Chinese hackers attacked its computer network last year.

Is your company prepared reducing the likelihood of a successful targeted attack?
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Active Authentication - Riding the Maelstrom

Active Authentication - Riding the Maelstrom | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it

"DARPA is looking at a new way of authentication that does not rely on passwords, tokens, or standard biometrics. Active authentication hopes to be able to identify and perform continuous real-time authentication on individuals based on patterns of behavior identifiable by software-based biometrics."

 

A very interesting concept - constant re-authentication of an existing connection based on patterns of use!


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IBM unveils app security scanner for iPhone

IBM unveils app security scanner for iPhone | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
AppScan Source aims to ease firms' BYOD security fears
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Mobile dev site: We never knew about Facebook, Apple hacks • The Register

Mobile dev site: We never knew about Facebook, Apple hacks • The Register | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
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Risky Mobile Applications Plague Users | Blog Central

Risky Mobile Applications Plague Users | Blog Central | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
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see this just annoys me, the threats haven't really changed just because its mobile devices...

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China says US hacking accusations lack proof

China says US hacking accusations lack proof | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
Accusations by a US computer security company that a secretive Chinese military unit is likely behind a series of hacking attacks are scientifically flawed and hence unreliable, China’s Defence Ministry said on Wednesday....

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will the pen be mightier than the sword

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People's Liberation Army (PLA) 中國人民解放軍 Unit 61398: A Chinese cyber espionage unit on the outskirts of Shanghai?

People's Liberation Army (PLA) 中國人民解放軍 Unit 61398: A Chinese cyber espionage unit on the outskirts of Shanghai? | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
Security researchers at Mandiant have published a lengthy report, which appears to track a notorious hacking gang right to the door of a building belonging to the People's Liberation Army of China.

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BAE and Vodafone partner for cyber-security market push - Telegraph

BAE and Vodafone partner for cyber-security market push - Telegraph | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
BAE Systems has joined forces with Vodafone to develop a new security business to help companies to strengthen their communications defences against cyber attacks and the hacker fraternity.
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Another couple noticing the considerable lack of security in mobile tech

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Boy meets girl. Girl strips on webcam. Tells boy to do the same. Girl blackmails boy

Boy meets girl. Girl strips on webcam. Tells boy to do the same. Girl blackmails boy | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
Webcam extortion the other way around: hot girls extorting men.

Be careful out there, and keep your trousers on chaps.
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and why not! why is the general tendency to assume the reverse is the only game in town

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Certificate Authorities Band Together to Improve SSL Security | SecurityWeek.Com

Certificate Authorities Band Together to Improve SSL Security | SecurityWeek.Com | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
The Certificate Authority Security Council, will focus on a series of education and industry initiatives to increase security and trust in CAs.
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This is good news, but some important players missing! Point: fix the auditing process!

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