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Web Application Security Risks You Should Know About

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 04.17.2014 | Home
Alex Ivanovs

It's time to take a look at some of the most common security risks that we can experience within our web applications, and perhaps it's time we look into those risks at a much deeper level.

Financial Services and Retail band together to fight Fraud

Robert Siciliano | Posted 04.17.2014 | Business
Robert Siciliano

Finally, retailers and banks have agreed to work together to fight data breach incidents, foregoing the finger-pointing of who’s responsible for pre...

OpenSSL Vulnerability Hits the Web Unexpectedly

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 04.16.2014 | Home
Alex Ivanovs

Two thirds of all of the websites in the world use OpenSSL, this vulnerability would enable hackers (or anyone else for that matter) to exploit the cryptographic library and use that as a way of stealing information trough the SSL/TLS gateways.

This Earth Day, "Clean" Your Device Before You Recycle It

Robert Siciliano | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

One man’s trash is another man’s new identity? Yes, because that “junk mail” you toss in the garbage contains valuable data about yourself. A ...

Protecting Your Business's Data From Organized Crime

Robert Siciliano | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Robert Siciliano

Organized crime rings are using brains, not brawn, to target small businesses and steal critical data. Protect your business by putting these 11 secur...

Heartbleed: Free Tool to Check if That Site Is Safe

Robert Siciliano | Posted 04.14.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

I'm sure you've heard the news about Heartbleed by now (unless you're in vacation wonderland and have taken a tech break). This is a serious vulnerability in the core of the Internet and is something we all should be concerned about.

Investigating Heartbleed -- An Independent Commission Is Vital

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 04.11.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

But who can investigate the matter? This is a non-trivial question because the government is no longer trustworthy.

Gerry Smith

Controversial Hacker's Conviction Is Overturned

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.11.2014 | Technology

A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the conviction of Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer, reversing a verdict that was viewed as having a chilling eff...

Cyber Insurance vs. General Liability

Robert Siciliano | Posted 04.10.2014 | Business
Robert Siciliano

One of the biggest data breaches of all time involved that of Sony Corp. The hackers stole confidential information from tens of millions of Sony Play...

Turn Off Your TV and Build Something: An Interview with Mitch Altman

Alison Dorantes-Garcia | Posted 04.07.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alison Dorantes-Garcia

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing a well-known hacker and activist, Mitch Altman. Mitch is so well known among hackers, makers, and people ...

7 Lies You tell Yourself about Your Wifi

Robert Siciliano | Posted 04.04.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

…think again, even if most of your wireless network activities revolve around your personal and family life. There are seven lies about wireless pro...

Insurance Company fined BIG for Breach

Robert Siciliano | Posted 04.03.2014 | Business
Robert Siciliano

Why would an insurance company be fined for a data breach? There was a security breach at Triple-S Salud, Inc. (TSS), which is a subsidiary of Trip...

How To Stop Criminal Hackers In Their Tracks

Robert Siciliano | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Robert Siciliano

Do you offer free WiFi? Put these three safeguards in place to protect your customers and your business. On a recent trip from Boston to New York o...

What is a Denial-of-Service Attack?

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.31.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

You may have heard news reports about popular websites such as CNN, Amazon and Yahoo! being taken down by a DoS attack, but have you ever wondered wha...

10 Simple Tips to Bank Safely Online

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.28.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

One of the issues I'm passionate about, as an online-security analyst, is that of banking safely online; so I recommend the following simple tips to h...

Journalists Are A Chief Target For Hackers

Reuters | Jeremy Wagstaff | Posted 03.28.2014 | Media

By Jeremy Wagstaff SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Twenty-one of the world's top-25 news organizations have been the target of likely state-spons...

Data Breach Notification Bill goes to the House

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Robert Siciliano

H.B. 224, a newly introduced data breach notification bill for New Mexico, would mandate that organizations notify breached individuals within 10 days...

7 Social Media Security Tips to Protect Your Business

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Robert Siciliano

Many small businesses recognize the benefits of having a social media presence for customer service and long-term marketing purposes. However, many are slow to recognize social media's security issues and how employees' own social presence can add to the company's security issues.

Top Security Techniques That Work For The Masters

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
Robert Siciliano

Banks know security just about better than anyone. Find out what they can teach you about safeguarding your small business. Security is a journey, ...

ID Theft, Medicare Fraud Prevention in People Over 45

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.21.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

People over 45 attract identity thieves because often the 45-plus crowd is more trusting, and have more wealth and disposable income built up.

7 Ways to Tell if It's a Fake

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.17.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Unfortunately in today's world, scammers are coming at us from all angles to try and trick us to get us to part with our hard earned money. We all need to be vigilant in protecting ourselves online.

IRS announces a 66% Increase in Tax Identity Theft Investigations

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.12.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Tax related identity theft is reaching nightmarish and epidemic proportions. Heed the following to minimize your risk. File taxes early. ‘Tis t...

Beware of Employees Who Lie About Their Identity

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Robert Siciliano

It's way too easy for anyone to pretend to be someone else. When hiring, make sure you use identity proofing measures so you don't get scammed. Whe...

Eat. Code. Sleep. Repeat.

Nina Vir | Posted 03.06.2014 | Teen
Nina Vir

Over the course of the weekend, attendees meet like minded people, ship tons of code, learn about new technologies, occasionally nap and build awesome things. Eat. Code. Sleep. Repeat. Literally.

Small Business Protect Your Wifi

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.06.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

With Wi-Fi, your data is literally in the air, up for grabs by anyone with the right tools. It needs protection from nearby users who may want to free...