1.2 billion logins scooped up by CyberVor hacking crew – what you need to do

By Michelle Drolet . 7 Aug 2014

Towerwall Application Security Alert Vol 13.73 Hackers have amassed a vast collection of stolen data, including 1.2 billion unique username/password pairs, by compromising over 420,000 websites using SQL injection techniques. Researchers monitored the gang for over seven months, thought to be “fewer than a dozen men in their 20s who know one another personally” based in … Continue reading 1.2 billion logins scooped up by CyberVor hacking crew – what you need to do

Towerwall Application Security Alert Vol 13.73

By Michelle Drolet . 6 Aug 2014

1.2 billion logins scooped up by CyberVor hacking crew – what you need to do   Hackers have amassed a vast collection of stolen data, including 1.2 billion unique username/password pairs, by compromising over 420,000 websites using SQL injection techniques. Researchers monitored the gang for over seven months, thought to be “fewer than a dozen men … Continue reading Towerwall Application Security Alert Vol 13.73

Cork That App or Face Attack

By Michelle Drolet . 1 Aug 2014

Despite all the news about hackers infiltrating major corporations, most businesses continue to leave themselves woefully unprotected. Some surveys estimate more than 70% of businesses perform vulnerability tests on less than 10% of their cloud, mobile and web applications. A majority also confess they have been hacked at least once in the last two years. … Continue reading Cork That App or Face Attack

Test All Apps to Keep Hackers from Penetrating Castle Walls

By Michelle Drolet . 23 Jul 2014

Four major challenges when protecting apps and how to solve them Despite all the news about hackers infiltrating major corporations, most businesses continue to leave themselves woefully unprotected. Some surveys estimate more than 70% of businesses perform vulnerability tests on less than 10% of their cloud, mobile and web applications. A majority also confess they … Continue reading Test All Apps to Keep Hackers from Penetrating Castle Walls

Towerwall Security/Malware Alert Vol 13.72

By Michelle Drolet . 22 Jul 2014

When an international law enforcement action earlier this month knocked out theGameover botnet, one happy consequence was the takedown of the servers that the CryptoLocker ransomware needed in order to do its dirty work. Well, any celebration over CryptoLocker’s demise is certainly premature – encrypting ransomware is alive and well. With many victims paying up, ransomware is a … Continue reading Towerwall Security/Malware Alert Vol 13.72

CryptoLocker ransomware – learn what it is and how to prevent it

By Michelle Drolet . 1 Jul 2014

A new ransomware program, known as Cryptolocker, was identified recently. Ransomware can freeze your computer and ask you to pay a fee, but this malicious ransomware does more than just that. (You can use a anti-virus tool to remove the virus.) Cryptolocker is different from other ransomware due to the fact that it allows your … Continue reading CryptoLocker ransomware – learn what it is and how to prevent it

Towerwall Security/Malware Alert Vol 13.71

By Michelle Drolet . 1 Jul 2014

GameOver Zeus P2P Malware Original release date: June 02, 2014 Systems Affected Microsoft Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, and 8 Microsoft Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, and Server 2012 Overview GameOver Zeus (GOZ), a peer-to-peer (P2P) variant of the Zeus family of bank credential-stealing malware identified in September 2011, [1] … Continue reading Towerwall Security/Malware Alert Vol 13.71

Deciding Between Vulnerability Scanning And Penetration Testing

By Michelle Drolet . 8 May 2014

My clients often confuse scanning and penetration testing. Organisations should be conducting both external vulnerability scans and penetration tests. If you are storing or transmitting data on the Internet, particularly sensitive data such as credit card details, then quarterly scanning is required to validate your PCI compliance. You also need to conduct a penetration test … Continue reading Deciding Between Vulnerability Scanning And Penetration Testing

Reminder: Please join us at the Information Security Summit 2014

By Michelle Drolet . 7 May 2014

Please save the date and plan to  join us for this timely forum on what you need to know about the latest security issues, threats, and technologies that will help you protect your business!   May 29, 2014  8:00AM – 1:00PM MassBay Community College 50 Oakland Street  | Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 Early Bird Special: … Continue reading Reminder: Please join us at the Information Security Summit 2014

Data Security Review Issue 2: Know the Threats

By Michelle Drolet . 4 May 2014

Welcome to Issue 2 of the Data Security Review It seems that every time you turn around there is a new data security threat in the news, like Cryptolocker and Heartbleed. Our customers are always asking us how to identify the next “big” threat. Our answer is that you cannot keep up with the hackers, … Continue reading Data Security Review Issue 2: Know the Threats

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