Professional Social Networking – Is it risking your organisations assets?

In today’s employment environment everyone is fighting to be the best and stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting that next career break no matter how big or small. Maybe it’s a voluntary move with no pressure from where you are currently and you’re able to browse the market to find the […]

Want the job? Hand over your Facebook password

Picture it: you are at a job interview, and the interviewer requests that you log into your Facebook account so they can shoulder surf as you lay bare your profile in its entirety. Worse, what if they ask you to hand over your Facebook username and password? You might laugh and say I would never […]

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Security Assessments You’ve Never Had – But Should…

You are probably familiar with the classic security assessments: ¬†internal and external penetration testing, security risk assessments, and PCI gap assessments.¬† You may not be as familiar with, or even aware of, other assessments that may be just as valuable for strengthening your security program.¬† Some of these less familiar assessments are new, the result […]

With all the recent hacks, should you change your password?

With all the data breaches in the news lately, it’s hard to know whether you’ve been affected. You could just change all your passwords after every reported breach – just in case. You could insist on tokens for everything. (Of course, that might raise additional concerns) You could stop using the internet entirely. Or you […]

Lulzsec targets pron.com

Hacktivist pranksters LulzSec have struck again with the release of 26,000 email addresses and passwords from members of internet smut site Pron.com. Relying on the frequent mistake of using the same login combination on multiple sites, LulzSec called on its followers to try and use the credentials to log into Facebook, before letting the friends […]

Facebook announces new security… but is it enough?

Facebook has just published an article entitled Keeping You Safe from Scams and Spam. It’s all about improving security on its network. In the past, Facebook has seemed curiously reluctant to do anything which might impede traffic. After all, Facebook’s revenue doesn’t come from protecting you, the user. It comes from the traffic you generate […]

Dad catches daughters on webcam: – Facebook viral link

Facebook is being hit by another viral message, spreading between users’ walls disguised as a link to a saucy video. The messages, which are spreading rapidly, use a variety of different links but all claim to be a movie of a dad catching his daughters making a video on their webcam: [VIDEO] DAD CATCHES DAUGHTERS […]

Re-Identification

Identity theft isn’t the biggest threat to your privacy online. According to one leading US lawyer, it’s the details you give away without realising – and even seemingly anonymous data can be used to piece together your identity. ‘Re-identification’ – the process of piecing together someone’s ID from fragments of anonymous data – could see […]

Should Cyber Stalking be a Criminal Offence?

Cyber-stalking should be made a criminal offence, says a group of MPs calling for an overhaul of the law. The MPs also say police and prosecutors must give all stalking complaints greater priority. Data released by probation union Napo shows 2.2% of the 53,000 stalking incidents recorded in England and Wales in 2009 led to […]

Centre for Cybercrime and Computer Security – Threats and Trust in Cyberspace Conference – 2011 – Review

About the Centre for Cybercrime and Computer Security: As stated on the Centre for Cybercrime and Computer Security’s website- “The origin of the Centre for Cybercrime and Computer Security can be traced to 2007. Representatives of the School of Computing Science, the North East Fraud Forum (NEFF) , and relevant international experts came together to […]