10 things I know about preventing ID theft

By Michelle Drolet . 10 Jun 2014

10. Use cash or gift cards The threat of identity theft is reduced dramatically if you don’t use your credit card for all your purchases, so consider using cash or even gift cards to pay your way. 9. PCI compliance is important The payment card industry has a set of security standards for a reason: … Continue reading 10 things I know about preventing ID theft

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

Towerwall Heartbleed Vulnerability Alert

By Michelle Drolet . 11 Apr 2014

Good Afternoon: The IT infrastructure your organization may use for day-to-day business may be vulnerable because of the Heartbleed vulnerability. Sophos a Towerwall partner has prepared a podcast of the Heartbleed vulnerability, which addresses who is likely affected, workarounds and an offer to help determine if you are vulnerable. http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2014/04/10/sscc-142-heartbleed-explained-patches-evaluated-apple-chastised-podcast/ If you think you may … Continue reading Towerwall Heartbleed Vulnerability Alert

Towerwall Information/Vulnerability Alert Vol 13.69: Cisco Security Notice

By Michelle Drolet . 20 Mar 2014

Cisco Security Notice Cisco WebEx Business Suite HTTP GET Parameters Include Sensitive Information CVE ID: CVE-2014-0708 Release Date: 2014 March 18 19:07  UTC (GMT) Last Updated: 2014 March 19 17:58  UTC (GMT)SummaryA vulnerability in Cisco WebEx Business Suite could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to view sensitive information transmitted in GET parameters of URL requests.   The vulnerability is due to inclusion of sensitive … Continue reading Towerwall Information/Vulnerability Alert Vol 13.69: Cisco Security Notice

Patch Tuesday wrap-up, March 2014 – critical fixes from Microsoft and Adobe

By Michelle Drolet . 11 Mar 2014

by Paul Ducklin on March 12, 2014 We already wrote about Microsoft’s March 2014 patches, noting that, as usually happens, there was an All-Points Bulletin for Internet Explorer coming up. Microsoft doesn’t call them APBs, of course – they are Cumulative Security Updates, with one bulletin covering all the numerous versions, bitnesses and CPU flavors of Redmond’s IE browser. … Continue reading Patch Tuesday wrap-up, March 2014 – critical fixes from Microsoft and Adobe

Towerwall Information Security/Malware Alert Vol 13.67 – Notorious “Gameover” malware gets itself a kernel-mode rootkit…

By Michelle Drolet . 3 Mar 2014

Zeus, also known as Zbot, is a malware family that we have written about many times on Naked Security. We’ve covered it as plain old Zbot. We’ve covered the Citadel variant, which appeared when the original Zbot code was leaked online. We’ve even written about the time it pretended to be a Microsoft fix for CryptoLocker, a completely different … Continue reading Towerwall Information Security/Malware Alert Vol 13.67 – Notorious “Gameover” malware gets itself a kernel-mode rootkit…

Internet Explorer, .NET, IPv6 and Shockwave top the February 2014 Patch Tuesday list

By Michelle Drolet . 12 Feb 2014

For today’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released seven bulletins (a surprise after only announcing five last week) and Adobe released one. There are four critical advisories, to me the most important of which is MS14-010 affecting Internet Explorer versions 6 through 10. This patch fixes 24 vulnerabilities, one of which has been publicly disclosed. Considering that … Continue reading Internet Explorer, .NET, IPv6 and Shockwave top the February 2014 Patch Tuesday list

Introducing our Quarterly Newsletter: the Data Security Review

By Michelle Drolet . 16 Jan 2014

I am excited to announce the launch of our quarterly newsletter, the Data Security Review. Each quarter I will be sharing with you what I am hearing from customers, colleagues and data security experts to keep you aware and protected. As we enter 2014, human risk is on everyone’s mind. Even with the most sophisticated … Continue reading Introducing our Quarterly Newsletter: the Data Security Review

Towerwall Security Patch Alert Vol 13.63

By Michelle Drolet . 15 Jan 2014

Patch Tuesday January 2014 – Microsoft, Adobe and Oracle by Chester Wisniewski As expected Microsoft delivered four patches on patch Tuesday covering Windows XP, 2003, 7, 2008 R2, Word and Dynamics. All four patches are rated important, the first time in memory that none of the fixes were critical. The Word fix applies to all … Continue reading Towerwall Security Patch Alert Vol 13.63

Towerwall Security/Vulnerability Alert Vol 13.62

By Michelle Drolet . 9 Jan 2014

Recent vulnerabilities for which exploits are available compiled by the Qualys Vulnerability Research Team. This is a list of recent vulnerabilities for which exploits are available. System administrators can use this list to help in prioritization of their remediation activities. The Qualys Vulnerability Research Team compiles this information based on various exploit frameworks, exploit databases, … Continue reading Towerwall Security/Vulnerability Alert Vol 13.62

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