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From a Site Compromise to Full Root Access – Local Root Exploits – Part II

From a Site Compromise to Full Root Access – Local Root Exploits – Part II | InfoSec Blog & Rants | Scoop.it
When an attacker manages to compromise and get access to a website, they won't likely stop there, they will aim to gain full root (admin) access to the entire s
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APT1 Three Months Later – Significantly Impacted, Though Active & Rebuilding

APT1 Three Months Later – Significantly Impacted, Though Active & Rebuilding | InfoSec Blog & Rants | Scoop.it
On 18 February 2013, Mandiant released a report exposing one of China’s cyber espionage units. The group, which Mandiant calls APT1, is one of the most prolific we track in terms of the sheer quant...
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Pattern of Life and Temporal Signals of Hacker Organizations | Analysis Intelligence

Pattern of Life and Temporal Signals of Hacker Organizations | Analysis Intelligence | InfoSec Blog & Rants | Scoop.it
Temporal analysis has long played a part in cyber defense. This post analyzes the temporal signature of hacker groups to determine location and pattern of life.
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Security Check List: An Ounce of Prevention is Better than a Pound of Cure : Cloud Security Alliance Blog

Security Check List: An Ounce of Prevention is Better than a Pound of Cure : Cloud Security Alliance Blog | InfoSec Blog & Rants | Scoop.it
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Working With Absurd Amounts of Data in Information Security

Working With Absurd Amounts of Data in Information Security | InfoSec Blog & Rants | Scoop.it
Working With Absurd Amounts of Data in Information Security When those loosely related to the security industry — often marketing, sales, or uninformed security folks — talk about "Big Data" in the Information Security context you can almost feel a...
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Enterprise Software Security - The Fake Choice Between Fast and Secure

Enterprise Software Security - The Fake Choice Between Fast and Secure | InfoSec Blog & Rants | Scoop.it
A question crossed my desk recently that read something like this: "What do you say to organizations considering software security, but struggling with adoption due to the inevitable, additional drag on release cycles?
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Homeless to hacker: How the Maker Movement changed one man's life

Homeless to hacker: How the Maker Movement changed one man's life | InfoSec Blog & Rants | Scoop.it
In Christmas 2011, Marc Roth fished out a business card for TechShop out of a shelter's garbage bin. Two years later, he's an entrepreneur with a funded laser company, and one of the Maker Movement...
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Lack of Chip and PIN technology leaves US shoppers and diners at risk from hackers

Lack of Chip and PIN technology leaves US shoppers and diners at risk from hackers | InfoSec Blog & Rants | Scoop.it
Despite being one of the biggest economies for the retail and 'food and beverage' industries, the US lacks basic card protection that could prevent data thieves from Americans' bank accounts.
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