Electric Grid Vulnerabilities Exposed

August 3, 2010 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

Computer networks controlling the electric grid are plagued with security holes says a new Energy Department report based on the findings of 24 assessments of computer-control systems performed between 2003 and 2009. Many are VERY basic. […]

The 2010 Computer Security Salary Survey

August 3, 2010 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

The 2010 Computer Security Salary Survey was launched this morning. Please complete it today or at least this week (takes 5 minutes). A valid survey is probably the most valuable tool security people have to have productive conversations with their employers about their salaries. You get the results if you participate.
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Run ArcSight Express on the Apple iPad

August 3, 2010 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

Now you can have total security intelligence at your fingertips – anywhere, anytime. ArcSight Express is so easy to deploy and simple to use, we are running it on an Apple iPad. In fact, we are having so much fun that we are offering an Apple iPad certificate with every purchase of ArcSight Express in August or September.* Learn more about this offer and how you can protect your business with ArcSight Express: […]

Top 10 Countries Sending Spam (Jul 19-Jul 25)

August 2, 2010 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

Though the top four positions remained the same last week compared to the week before, Brazil continues to slowly account for a larger percentage of the spam pie. Russia and the United States had larger than usual gains (up 1.2% and 1.4% respectively) according to data collected by ICSA Labs. The increase for the United States was enough to move that country into the 5th position among the Top 10 Countries Sending Spam. See who else rounds out the top 10. Also see the graphrepresenting spam percentages over the last several months for many of the top spam sending nations. […]

Microsoft Plans Emergency Windows Patch for Monday August 2nd

August 1, 2010 admin 0

Microsoft stated they will issue an emergency patch for the critical Windows shortcut bug on Monday, Aug. 2. The patch is set to be released on Monday at around 10 a.m. California time. The news of this vulnerability surfaced 2 weeks ago and with an of attackers trying to exploit this vulnerability, Microsoft has taken an out-of-band approach to fix the problem. To date SecurityOrb.com has learned a few companies were comprimised by this bug. […]

Android Gets Hacked Again, Millions Affected Unknowingly, Advantage: Apple

August 1, 2010 admin 0

A very interesting article from my friends at MacApper, they cover everything about Apple and Mac over. As the title stated, Google’s Android OS gets hacked again and it provides an advantage to Apple and its iPhone. Not sure if I feel the same way about that, but what is does say to me is that Apple’s AppStore vetting process does provide more security to the users than the more wide open style of Android. Enjoy Keri Facey’s full article here from MacApper. […]

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