John Sileo Comments on the Target Hack

Here are some important words from my friend and colleague, author and speaker, John Sileo.  We can stop talking about TJ Max now…The Target Hack was big.  And even though the bank tends to cover the stolen card issues, Target did report significant drops in both sales (6%) and profit –  cutting it’s profit forecast […]

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Google Attack Update & the Wonders of Cloud Computing

More on Cloud Computing and Google in today’s WSJ:  These sound bites are relevant when selling against cloud computing giants that threaten to take over your business: 1. Google apps = Cloud computing.  Let’s not mix words here…this is cloud computing. This is not about Google – it’s about any major online target that causes […]

Twitter Scams and Password Security

Here’s a scam that attracts users to a torrent web site – a site used to distribute large files (generally used in music and video sharing).  The idea is to attract users and grow the population for what appears to be a well constructed and useful tool.  Once enrolled, users are infected by malware, allowing […]

scary stuff in the cloud

I’ve commented before on computing- how secure is it?  Well, it turns out that the provider of cloud service you’re using is not the only security consideration; what about the internet service provider?  Check this out…two woman on Facebook reported being redirected to other peoples pages while trying to access their own.  No passwords other […]

More on Facebook…RockYou!

32 million clear-text passwords taken captive through an SQL vulnerability!  RockYou.com, which provides applications and services for social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace was hacked this week – earlier in the week I posted a blog on social networking sites and hackers, mentioning some of the issues with cloud computing as well.  This is […]

Public Schools are a Target

If you’ve been to my workshop on selling security, I talk about the information stored in university systems which are targeted by identity thieves.  Here’s a report on recent attacks against public school systems.  Hackers are cyphoning off data, transferring it to money mules for laundering, and making off with amounts from 100,000 to 200,000…no […]