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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FSOC: Financial Regulators Warn of Ongoing Cyber Attacks

The federal government issued a strong warning to the financial services sector: Beware of cyber threats, according to the recently released 2012 Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) report. The FSOC report, which fulfills a Congressional mandate to describe "significant financial market and regulatory developments, analyze...

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What’s Needed to Leave Your Leather Wallet at Home and Pay with Your Mobile Wallet Instead—We’re Almost There

At a recent stop at Starbucks, I pulled out my iPhone and held it up for the counter clerk to scan. With a quick beep, I paid for my frothy cold drink and put my phone back in my purse. A few customers in line behind me were intrigued by this and asked me how I used my phone to pay. I showed them the Starbucks mobile app and told them it only...

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