Monthly Archives: December 2011

Five predictions for security in 2012

by Elinor Mills This was an exciting/anxious year in the Internet security community, with big tech firms like Sony and RSA getting hacked, putting consumer data and corporate networks at risk, and with reports of attacks on utilities. Scary things … Continue reading

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Paper-based data breaches on the rise

More than one quarter of data breaches so far this year involved consumer records that were jeopardized when organizations lost control over sensitive paper documents. Experts say those incidents came to light in large part due to a proliferation of … Continue reading

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Two zero-day vulnerabilities found in Flash Player

Two newly discovered vulnerabilities in Adobe’s Flash Player can be exploited to execute arbitrary code remotely, according to advisories from the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) and various security research companies. The security flaws were discovered by Russian vulnerability … Continue reading

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Responding to a Brute Force SSH Attack

by Jamie Riden It was a bad start to a Monday morning: I arrived at work to find the intrusion detection system so bogged down in alerts that it was barely responsive. Something bad had happened over the weekend. The … Continue reading

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SSH Password Brute Forcing may be on the Rise

We have received a report of ongoing SSH account brute forcing against root. This activity has been ongoing for about a week now from various IPs. I have also noticed similar activity against one of my server ongoing since mid … Continue reading

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Gartner predictions for 2012: More cloud, consumerization, loss of IT control

IT budgets and responsibilities are moving out of the control of IT departments and into the hands of others, thanks to trends such as consumerization and cloud computing, Gartner says in its vision for 2012 and the coming years.That means, … Continue reading

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