Yahoo to Buy Tumblr, Vows Not to Screw It Up

Internet pioneer Yahoo! Inc. announced today (Monday) it was buying Tumblr for $1.1-billion in an acquisition that some analysts were quick to criticize as holding little value for Yahoo shareholders. Tumblr founder David Karp, a 26-year-old high-school dropout, will make about $250-million from the deal, according to the New York Times. A...

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On Your DMARC, Get Set, Go! Putting Integrity into Your Email Security Policy, Part 2

In Part 1 of this post about the DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance) standards for digital messaging integrity, Alec Peterson of Message Systems and Sam Masiello of Groupon, both representing DMARC.org, gave us great information about the new technical specification designed to reduce the phishing abuse of known...

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Incapsula: Wordpress Default Setting Opens up Sites to DDoS Exploit

Popular content management system Wordpress is harboring a default setting that is making is susceptible to compromise, according to recent research. Gur Shatz, CEO of IT security vendor Incapsula, wrote in a blog post that a recent Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack mitigated by his firm exposed this vulnerability. "These...

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On Your DMARC, Get Set, Go! Putting Integrity into Your Email Security Policy, Part 1

What are you doing to make the integrity of your corporate email/messaging an integral part of your information security policy? If you don’t have a definitive answer for this question, then read on. I’ve got some great advice from experts on the topic that you can take action on today to protect your company’s brand. I...

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APWG: Nearly Half of All Phishing Attacks Leveraged Hacked Hosting Providers

Hacked hosting providers are becoming a fertile launch pad for new phishing attacks, accounting for nearly half of all phishing incidents during the second half of 2012, according to new research from the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG). The fact that these phishing attacks are increasing is not surprising, since based on earlier reports...

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