IT security pros in Europe have significant gaps in their company risk strategies, despite thinking they are on track. According to a recent research from HP, 79 percent of security professionals believe they have an information security risk plan in place, but only 14 percent are confident they have a complete picture of their security.
The FBI warns travelers about phony software updates that users see when logging on to some hotel systems. The pop up windows advising users to download a software update are actually a form of infecting guests’ laptops with malware.
Virgin Media’s website has been the target of an Anonymous distributed denial of serviced attack pending a court order to ban all access to The Pirate Bay website.
Hackers recently broke into Zynga’s YoVille social game, disrupting a group of almost 1.000 players. The company said no sensitive data was compromised.
A major cyber attack on US gas pipeline companies is under way, according to US Department of Homeland Security alerts.
Microsoft plans to fix 23 security vulnerabilities by a patch to be released next week. With the new updates available, the company will have issued 70 patches so far this year, more than the 59 in the same period of last year.
Location based apps are used by 58% of smartphone users, despite written notifications on giving away personal information and using it for marketing purposes. License agreements are often disregarded by 43% of users and 25% have trouble understanding them.
Cloud providers need to enhance data security measures, including educating their customers about best practices in the field, according to cloud-based solutions researcher CenterBeam.
Microsoft has revealed a new Mac OS X Office exploit that appears to be specifically targeting Snow Leopard and lower versions of the OS that haven’t been running the MS09-027 security update released in June 2009.