White House Presses For New Cybersecurity Laws The White House is urging Congress to pass President Obama’s cybersecurity legislation in 2012 to give officials the authority they need to combat “growing and increasingly sophisticated cyberthreats,” […]
The ratio of websites running on CMS’s can be assumed to be more than the custom designed sites built from scratch. Quite understandably, there are more number of users using WordPress than any other CMS, hence it becomes crucial to have enhanced security measures for your site. Due to a large volume of users using WordPress as a platform, an increasing number of hackers and fraudsters try to compromise the security of such sites. In majority of the instances sites running on WordPress are compromised due to outdated files and/or plug-ins. Such outdated versions of the associated scripts act as an easy meal for fraudsters. […]
An interesting article by Mickey McCarter of Homeland Security Today.com about President Obama take on the cybersecurity issue in the State of the Union address. President Barack Obama called for cybersecurity legislation to provide incentives […]
ShmooCon officially kicks off today Friday January 27, 2012, but yesterday was LobbyCon at the Hilton Hotel at 1919 Connecticut Ave, NW in Washington, DC.
The Lobby became a mini conference where conversations, newly forged relationships and ideas were shared in every corner of the hallways by attendees of ShmooCon and those who simply show up to be part of the action without paying to participate and fellowship.
Someone stated, LobbyCons are were we come up with ideas, the deals are made, the projects are talked about and the real learning is done. After an hour LobbyConning, I would have to agree. […]
The Counter Terror Expo US , being held May 16-17, 2012 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center , has formed an advisory board of industry experts from leading organizations to help guide and shape the educational programming and conference content. The advisory board includes individuals from government, academia, law enforcement, media, and the private sector with knowledge ranging from cyber security to border and critical infrastructure protection. […]
The FBI has issued a warning about the latest identify theft/bank swindling malware, called “Gameover”. The “Gameover” scam is initiated through a phishing scheme that sends fictitious e-mails to a bunch of users from the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA), the Federal Reserve Bank, or the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). After opening the email and selecting the hyperlink, the user is forwarded to a phony website that automatically installs the Trojan without their knowledge or assistance, then eventual access to the victim’s bank account becomes accessible to the scammer. […]
US-Cert has just distributed a notification about the release of Chrome 16.0.912.77 for Linux, Mac, Windows, and Chrome Frame to address multiple vulnerabilities.
The vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or
cause a denial-of-service condition. […]
The FBI even put out a warning to let people know what to watch out for. This recent scam doesn’t surprise me at all. It only takes these scanners to get .05% of people on email for it to be worth their time. And think how much easier it is today. I mean, I hardly ever go into a bank anymore. With online banking I can do almost everything, from checking my balance, transferring funds to paying my bills. And with hot new apps from banks like Chase, PNC and USAA I can even scan my checks with my phone and deposit them straight into my account. […]
This bulletin provides a summary of new vulnerabilities that have been recorded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Vulnerability Database (NVD) the week of January 16, 2012. It is available here: […]