Trusteer reports fraudulent phone calls being used as part of ID theft strategies
Analysis research just released by Trusteer claims to show that fraudulent phone calls are increasing in popularity amongst the criminal community to commit ID theft. As a result, says Amit Klein, the in-browser security specialist's CTO, everyone needs to be on their guard to avoid falling victim - both on or offline.
Get Safe Online says that rogue apps are running up big bills on mobiles
The Get Safe Online (GSO) security agency says it has noticed a trend by mobile malware to run up large bills on users smartphones through the use of premium rate text numbers.
Survey finds collaboration is the best cyber defense
Information security professionals collaborating to outsmart hackers was cited as the most effective way to preempt hacker attacks, according to a survey of Wisegate members.
IT administrators give thanks for light Patch Tuesday
Microsoft is giving IT administrators a break for Thanksgiving, with only four security bulletins for this month’s Patch Tuesday.
IEEE revises industrial control system security standards
With the rise in cyberattacks against industrial targets, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the professional association responsible for developing IT and other industry standards, is revising its information security protocols for industrial control systems.
Computing Which? says a fifth of members have fallen victim to internet scams
According to the latest issue of Computing Which?, a surprising number of people are being taken in by fake technical support claims, scareware and social networking scams.
How to complain about spam to the ICO
Despite the best efforts of IT security and anti-spam vendors, it seems that the volume of spam getting through to users' mailboxes is still rising – and it's annoying. Now one security researcher with the University of Cambridge Computer Lab says he has had enough and formally complained about the problem to the Information Commissioner's Office.
Microsoft rolls out a stopgap fix for Duqu malware
Microsoft appears to have responded swiftly to reports that the Duqu malware exploits a security vulnerability in the structure of Windows, and has issued a 'stopgap patch' to solve the problem.
Hidden costs of firewall manual audits explained
Research just released by Tufin claims that the cost of manually auditing firewall – a process that is often required as a regulatory compliance issue – is hidden and extraordinarily high.
Israel's government systems down – was it Anonymous or a server malfunction?
Two days after Anonymous threatened to attack the Israeli government, the servers of much of Israel's government systems were down yesterday. Although some Anonymous supporters crowed their victory on security forums, the government said that the problem was server-based.
Patricia Titus, former TSA and Unisys CISO, to join Symantec
Infosecurity has learned that Patricia Titus, formerly global chief information security officer (CISO) of Unisys, will depart the Blue Bell, Penn.-based IT services company to join Symantec in the same role.
NAC market for personal mobile devices is immature, says Ovum analyst
Despite the proliferation of personal mobile devices in the workplace, the network access control (NAC) market for those devices is still immature, observed Andrew Kellett, senior analyst with Ovum research firm.