Homeland Security: Disable UPnP as tens of millions at risk
by Zack Whittaker | January 29, 2013 | zdnet.com
The US government is warning to disable a common networking feature after bugs left tens of millions of hardware devices vulnerable to attacks by hackers and malware.
The Role of 'Intelligent Security'
by Marianne Kolbasuk McGee | January 1, 2013 | bankinfosecurity.com
Many security technologies are very good at detecting known threats so that security professionals can react. But an evolving concept, known as "intelligent security," involves using a combination of technologies to detect both known and unknown threats, helping security professionals become more proactive.
Michigan makes ORC a felony
by SIW EDITORIAL STAFF | January 4, 2013 | securityinfowatch.com
Legislation imposes harsh penalties for perpetrators
Nations prepare for cyber war
by David Goldman | January 7, 2013 | money.cnn.com
Security analysts are predicting that 2013 is when nation-sponsored cyberwarfare goes mainstream -- and some think such attacks will lead to actual deaths.
New Hack Abuses Cloud-Based Browsers
by Kelly Jackson Higgins | November 28, 2012 | darkreading.com
Researchers show how attackers could anonymously pilfer free cloud computing power -- for cracking passwords, denial-of-service attacks, or other nefarious activities
Twitter and Facebook vulnerable to SMS exploit
by James Dohnert | December 5, 2012 | v3.co.uk
A security researcher has warned Twitter and Facebook are vulnerable to an SMS exploit capable of sending out unauthorised messages through the social networks.
Study: Majority of businesses not adequately protecting payment card data
by SIW Editorial Staff | December 4, 2012 | securityinfowatch.com
More than 70 percent of merchants found to store unencrypted payment card data on the corporate network
The ADA and workplace drug testing: what are an employer’s rights?
by LeClairRyan & Janet Barringer Pezzulich | October 25, 2012 | lexology.com
An employee who works under the influence of drugs or alcohol at work may, at the very least, have diminished productivity and poor work performance; at worst, he poses a serious safety risk to himself and those around him.