Security – News and General

Printer = Security flaw?

Date: 16 Jan 2012 | Posted BY: ulisticadmin

The words "hacking" and "printers" usually don't go together, but recent research on the vulnerabilities of IT systems are now suggesting otherwise. A flaw in many printers (those connected to the Internet) has been discovered which allows hackers and online thieves to infiltrate an otherwise secure network. When it comes to printers, we usually think about ink, paper jams and minor irritations

The Worst Passwords for Security

Date: 03 Jan 2012 | Posted BY: ulisticadmin

It doesn't matter how solid your security system is –any hacker or online thief can figure out a weak password in a couple of hours through trial and error. Don't risk being a victim of a security breach and data theft. Avoid these passwords that are especially easy to crack. If you think using 'password' as your password is no big deal, then it's time to rethink. Security experts have recentl

4 Million Bots Busted c/o Trend Micro

Date: 29 Dec 2011 | Posted BY: ulisticadmin

In an unprecedented move against online fraudsters and hackers, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and authorities in Estonia, aided by information from security firm Trend Micro, recently conducted a raid that brought down an enormous bot network made up of at least 4 million bots. Four million is a big number – which makes four million bots, in security terms, a staggerin

The Threat of Employee-Owned Devices

Date: 19 Dec 2011 | Posted BY: ulisticadmin

Employees using their own mobile devices for work may seem like a good idea at first – it's less expense for you, the employer, and they can also make employees more productive. However, it also means that you are allowing potentially unsecure devices to access your company's data. The solution? An effective IT security policy that balances personal freedom to use these devices and your need to