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The Hack Back Controversy

The Hack Back Controversy

An increasing amount of lip service is being paid to ‘hack back’ initiatives. While rules and levels of acceptance vary according to hack back entity – military, law enforcement and private industry – Kevin Townsend finds that perhaps the largest variance of opinion comes down to geography as he asks the question: Should hack back be a legal right for those under cyber-attack?

Tales of the Cyber Underground: Cyber Crooks are Comin’ to Town

Tales of the Cyber Underground: Cyber Crooks are Comin’ to Town

As gamers get excited about Christmas, so do the crooks hoping to exploit them. In the latest instalment of the Infosecurity ‘Tales of the Cyber Underground’ series, Tom Brewster looks at how cheap and easy it is to acquire access to illegal games through underground services...

The Underground Bitcoin Malware Boom

The Underground Bitcoin Malware Boom

As Bitcoin hits new highs, heists and individual robberies are becoming disturbingly common. In the second of the Infosecurity ‘Tales of the Cyber Underground’ series, Tom Brewster investigates the underground market for Bitcoin stealers and miners as crooks seek to exploit the rise of the crypto-currency.

Boost A Botnet With Tor Bulletproofing For Just $500

Boost A Botnet With Tor Bulletproofing For Just $500

In the first of the Infosecurity ‘Tales of the Cyber Underground’ series, Tom Brewster investigates the growing trend of using Tor to encrypt botnet traffic and evade network monitors for as little as $500

Meeting the IT Security Challenge

Meeting the IT Security Challenge

How do you secure a business network? Experts debate whether to focus on keeping devices free of malware or to find ways to protect data despite infected devices

Arab Uprising: Information Security in the Middle East

Arab Uprising: Information Security in the Middle East

The Middle East is an emerging market for information security and related awareness. With Israel already at the forefront of the industry, Wendy M. Grossman examines what the rest of the region is doing to catch up

An Inside Look at AT&T’s Operations Center, and its Security Strategy

An Inside Look at AT&T’s Operations Center, and its Security Strategy

One of the largest network services providers in the US invited Infosecurity to its Global Network Operations Center in Bedminster, New Jersey, and then explained why it is poised for success within the IT security market.

Get Up on the Download: A Timeline of Kim Dotcom and Mega

Get Up on the Download: A Timeline of Kim Dotcom and Mega

The start of 2013 witnessed the resurrection of besieged file sharing site MegaUpload. Drew Amorosi lays out a timeline of the service’s rebirth and the legal troubles of its embattled founder, Kim Dotcom

Data Breach Scoreboard

Infosecurity compiles history’s top data breaches, while surveying the mandatory reporting landscape in the US and Western Europe

The Infosec Vendor’s Guide to the Facebook Overhaul

The Infosec Vendor’s Guide to the Facebook Overhaul

Using examples from several IT security firms, Joe Dysart outlines how to successfully steer through Facebook’s facelift

You Dirty, Shady RAT

You Dirty, Shady RAT

The latest APT to come to light is what McAfee has dubbed ‘Shady RAT’. But the folks at Kaspersky have voiced some objections. Drew Amorosi examines the threat…and the controversy

RSA: Life After Breach

RSA: Life After Breach

With the RSA security breach still fresh in the minds of information security practitioners across the world, you’d be forgiven for assuming that the heyday for token-based ID is long gone. Stephen Pritchard investigates the advantages and disadvantages of token-based ID and finds out why, for now at least, it’s here to stay

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