Computerworld Security: August 12, 2015
Windows 10 gets its first set of security patches
Microsoft's Patch Tuesday for August contains critical patches for Windows,
Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office.
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Cost of Web Application Attacks
Ponemon Institute surveyed 594 IT professionals about 16 web application
security topics, including their experiences with costs of web application
attacks and the resources needed to manage them. Companies in this study
reported an average of $1.5 million in costs related to DoS over the past 12
months. Read the Full Report.
IN THIS ISSUE
1. Global privacy advisory market topping $3B
2. File sync services provide covert way to control hacked computers
3. Oracle yanks blog post critical of security vendors, customers
4. 9 charged in press release breaches, stock trading scheme
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Unlock the Key to Repel Ransomware
You're at your desk, working to finish a project on a deadline when, all of a
sudden, your screen freezes and a dialogue box pops up to tell you that your
computer is locked and your files will all be destroyed if you don't pay up.
Global privacy advisory market topping $3B
The first-known estimate of corporate spending on privacy lawyers and
consultants projects strong gains driven by regulatory and technology change.
File sync services provide covert way to control hacked computers
Researchers highlight the potential use of file synchronization services for
stealthy and persistent remote control.
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4 Ways Neustar Strengthens Your DNS Security
There are criminals who redirect DNS queries to their own servers to steal
credit card data and other sensitive information, and the exploding problem of
distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, often aimed at DNS to cripple
online business. There are steps that can be taken to protect DNS, lower
business risk, and defend your brand.
Oracle yanks blog post critical of security vendors, customers
Oracle published, then quickly deleted, a blog post criticizing third-party
security consultants and the enterprise customers who use them.
9 charged in press release breaches, stock trading scheme
Nine people face criminal charges for allegedly hacking three press release
distributors and stealing yet-to-be-published announcements in a stock trading
scheme that authorities say generated about $30 million in illegal profits.
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