Category: best practices

no, it’s not the end user’s fault

According to a survey released by endpoint security solution vendor Bromium, 79 percent of surveyed information security professionals view end users as their “number 1…

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quick and dirty malware analysis

There are a number of web based tools that allow you to safely analyze the behavior of potentially malicious files safely.  My personal favorite is…

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video: how to pick a proper password

When your co workers or family members ask what to do about passwords, have them watch this brief, easy to understand and information packed video…

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racing the patch clock

When previously undisclosed vulnerabilities in the Drupal web content management system used by many large companies to manage their web sites were announced, hackers were…

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dropbox sharing flaw exposes personal documents and (unencrypted) cloud risks

A security vulnerability in the way that online storage provider DropBox (and possibly rival Box) handles links to shared files caused some documents (which were…

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apple security fail leaves email attachments unprotected

One of the nice things about Apple’s iOS platform is the “hardware level encryption” that protects “all of the information on the device.”  At least,…

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a new, saner approach to password policies

In this article over at Ars Technica, we get the scoop on Standford University’s new password policies which vary the requirements for password complexity (use…

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heartbleed attack on ssl vpns

Heartbleed strikes again… according to respected security consulting firm Mandiant, one of its corporate customers’ SSL VPN appliances was compromised by attackers using the Heartbleed…

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Keep your users informed with SANS’ OUCH! newsletter

  SANS recently published the latest edition of their “OUCH!” security newsletter for end users – this month’s topic is Yes – You Actually ARE…

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creepy but effective belgian internet safety psa

Via Gizmodo

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