Will LinkedIn’s new ‘Intro’ feature attract hackers?
October 26, 2013
SEATTLE — LinkedIn’s new Intro functionality, launched by CEO Jeff Weiner earlier this week, is intended to make the business networking service more mobile friendly.
But it also runs the risk of making LinkedIn more attractive to hackers. At least that’s the early reaction from two prominent security analysts.
UPDATE: LinkedIn posted this blog about Intro.
State Department webpages defaced
October 23, 2013
The defacement of the Our Planet subdomain on the United States Department of State website by Indonesian hacker Dbuzz shows how vulnerable the vast majority of web properties are to subversive idealogues.
The nuisance attack — reported by hackread — is akin to spraying graffiti on a business or agency front door: “Hacked by Dbuzz” in the case of the State Department’s webpage.
“Dbuzz is either an idealist or a state sponsored actor, most likely, but there’s no way …More
Scammer dupes Experian into selling Social Security numbers
October 21, 2013
Chrome’s cache exposes personal data on silver platter
October 10, 2013
The flaw comes into play anytime you type personal information into webforms at trusted websites or directly into the Chrome browser address bar.
Researchers found that Chrome’s caching mechanism routinely stores names, e-mail addresses, street addresses, phone numbers, bank account …More
Cybersecurity help wanes due to government shut down
October 8, 2013
SEATTLE –The National Institute of Standards and Technology has curtailed work groups, conferences and most other work, due to the government shut down.
That’s bad news for the global cybersecurity community.
Last February, President Obama raised NIST’s profile by issuing an executive order assigning NIST to lead development of a framework for voluntary information sharing aimed at stemming cyberattacks on water and power plants and other critical systems.
CyberTruth video: Cybersecurity order aims to foster sharing
That White House directive …More
How the Adobe hack could fuel next wave of cyberattacks
October 4, 2013
SEATTLE – Adobe has taken several steps to calm concerns among its corporate users about the loss of customer account data and critical source code to hackers.
The company has begun advising enterprise customers that Adobe product users will be required to change their account password at their next login attempt.
The breach does not affect users of Adobe Creative Cloud or Digital Publishing Suite — …More
Adobe loses 2.9 mil customer records, source code
October 4, 2013
SEATTLE – Adobe has become the latest big-name data breach victim.
The company that mainstreamed desktop publishing admitted in a statement that hackers gained unauthorized access to 2.9 million customer accounts and stole part of the source code for at least two major consumer-facing products.
“The Adobe breach shows that everyone is fair game,” says Eduard Goodman, chief privacy officer at risk management firm IDentity Theft 911. “The hackers went in and stole private consumer information in the form of card …More« go back — keep looking »