T-Mobile. Home Depot. Target. California State University. All are large organizations that fell victim to expensive data breaches because of a third-party vendor, nor are they alone in that list! For any small to medium-sized business (SMB), there are two very important points to be aware of: 1) Small companies are, in fact, targets. Whether they…

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Massive security changes are taking place as the security buzz grows, especially in relation to giant corporations and their efforts to keep information protected. Huge public breaches are increasing public awareness about internet security and privacy, and as a result, many firms are implementing tighter enterprise security controls. Facebook and Google have both migrated from 1024-bits to 2048-bit encryption keys, while companies like Apple, Microsoft, Twitter, Myspace and Dropbox already have these in place.

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Andrew Auernheimer, the US “hacktivist” who broke into the network of AT&T said that the attack was done to highlight security failings. Its reported that Andrew Auernheimer aka Weev and Daniel Spitler stole email addresses from 120,000 iPad owners by exploiting a bug in the way AT&T set up its network. Due to this, Auernheimer…

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A computer network generating millions of fake advert viewings has been discovered by British web analytics firm Spider.io. The network nicknamed “Chameleon” is made up of 120,000 home pc’s and costs advertisers around $6m per month. Spider.io reports that Chameleon simulated clicks on adverts on over 200 sites and said the botnet was responsible for up to nine…

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