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June 30, 2011  10:12 PM

Cisco Report–Email Attacks: This Time It’s Personal



Posted by: Tony Bradley
cisco, email, phishing, security, spam, spear phishing

In the complex and ever-changing landscape of online crime, cybercriminals have made a fundamental shift in strategy, abandoning traditional mass spam attacks in favor of personalized attacks with a greater financial impact on targeted organizations, according to

June 30, 2011  9:16 PM

BeyondTrust Acquires Likewise Software Assets



Posted by: Tony Bradley
authentication, BeyondTrust, cloud, Likewise, security

BeyondTrust announced today the acquisition of Likewise Software’s Likewise Enterprise and Likewise Open products, expanding BeyondTrust’s portfolio to include authentication for cross-platform and cloud-based environments. Under the new PowerBroker Identity Services platform two products...


June 24, 2011  9:39 AM

Survey Uncovers Risky Misperceptions on Security



Posted by: Tony Bradley
antivirus, G Data Software, malware, porn sites, security, spam

G Data Software has


June 15, 2011  10:46 AM

Weak PINs are the New Weak Password



Posted by: Tony Bradley
data security, password, PIN, smartphone

What if your home or car lock used one of those simple, one-notch skeleton keys like you see for unlocking treasure chests in movies? It would offer pathetic protection that can be easily circumvented. That would be dumb. Why is it, then, that so many people do essentially the same thing when it...


June 7, 2011  12:11 PM

RSA Offers to Replace SecurID Tokens…Finally



Posted by: Tony Bradley
compromise, Lockheed-Martin, RSA Security, SecurID, tokens, two-factor authentication

RSA Security probably hoped the issue of compromised SecurID tokens would just get swept under the rug and quietly disappear. No such luck.

Following recent


June 1, 2011  9:46 PM

The USA Is Under Cyber Seige



Posted by: Tony Bradley
china, Cold War, Cyber War, Gmail, L-3 Communications, Lockheed-Martin, RSA Security, United States

It seems that a new Cold War is brewing, but instead of nuclear stockpiles or a Cuban missile crisis we have zero-day exploits and the RSA Security data breach. Whatever you...


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