Does polymorphic Android malware signal escalating mobile security war?

We don’t want to overplay the rise of mobile device malware — Security Bistro bloggers have been posting on mobile security issues quite a bit. That being said, new Symantec research that reveals the use of server-side polymorphism in malicious Android applications is yet another indication cyber criminals are getting more serious...

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Sharing BYOD (bring your own device) experience from the trenches

I recently wrote about the business social networking site Wisegate, which brings together high -evel security and IT professionals to discuss and collaborate on their top-of-mind issues. Wisegate just released a report that summarizes what members are doing about creating and implementing mobile device management (MDM) policies for personally...

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The first thing we do, is hack all the lawyers

It was 1994 and I was presenting at a conference on security and privacy on that new fangled Internet thing.  As founder of an ISP (Rust.net) in the Midwest, I did a lot of such events.  One of the other speakers was an attorney from the US Justice Department. He fielded a question from the audience regarding email security. His response...

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VeriSign breach revelation raises questions of SSL cert, DNS compromise

Joseph Menn of Reuters reported Thursday on an attack on VeriSign in 2010. He had picked up on a brief notice in VeriSign’s 10-Q SEC quarterly report. On page 33 of this 43 page document we find: “In 2010, the Company faced several successful attacks against its corporate network in which access was gained to information on a small...

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The hacktivist threat: Brazilian bank sites continue to fall victim to DDoS attacks

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against Brazilian financial institutions continued today, as the HSBC Brazil was knocked offline, the latest victim of the hacktivist group Anonoymous OpWeeksPayment# campaign, demonstrating again the serious concern posed by the hacktivist factor. The group took credit for taking down the Banco do...

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