Infosecurity News

70% of mobile users do not use encryption on their mobile devices

Research just published claims to show that 70% of companies with mobile users do not use data encryption to secure their business laptops, and 87% do not encrypt USB or portable media devices.

M86 Security claims to have spotted new phishing trend

Phishing attacks are now commonplace but, says IT security researcher Gavin Neale with M86 Security, whilst the incidence of attacks has been falling steadily in the last few years, there has been a steady trend towards using utility software like ZeuS and SpyEye.

WikiLeaks hactivist teams change tack – become more media friendly

Reports are coming in that, after a week of staging DDoS attacks against a number of sites that are perceived as 'anti-WikiLeaks', the Anonymous group of hacktivists are changing their approach.

Senate bill would require minimum cybersecurity standards for internet

Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) has introduced a bill that would require the US government to work with the private sector to propose minimum standards for internet and cybersecurity safety.

New Zealand sees drop in information security incidents, costs

New Zealand has experienced a drop in information security incidents and costs per organization since 2007, according to a recent survey sponsored by InternetNZ.

Federal agencies, banks agree to cooperate on cybersecurity

Two federal agencies and the financial services industry are teaming to promote public-private cooperation on cybersecurity for the nation's banks.

Prepare for internet route hijackings in 2011, says security expert

Businesses should prepare for internet traffic hijacking and sophisticated attacks on computerised control systems in 2011, says a US-based security expert.

Apple fixes 15 bugs in QuickTime for Windows and Leopard

Apple has patched 15 vulnerabilities in its QuickTime media player for Windows and Leopard (OS X 10.5). The fixes deal with the way QuickTime handles videos and images.

Visa targeted by hackers over WikiLeaks controversy

Online retailing was disrupted yesterday when Visa and Mastercard were targeted by hackers following the firms' refusal to process WikiLeaks payments.

Visa targeted by hackers over WikiLeaks row

Online retailing was disrupted yesterday when Visa and Mastercard were targeted by hackers following the firms' refusal to process Wikileaks payments.

British Columbia falls short on monitoring information security

The British Columbia auditor general has determined that the provincial government has not fully implemented its Security HealthCheck (SHC) system set up in 2006 to monitor compliance with information security policies.

Poor security management placing virtual infrastructures at risk

Research just released claims to show that virtual infrastructures are being placed at risk by inadequate security management, with 39% of businesses believing that virtual environments are more difficult to secure than physical environments.