Angela Moscsaritolo

Recent articles by Angela Moscsaritolo

New SOCs

New SOCs

Organisations have built situation rooms to protect data and respond to threats.
Nov 8 2011 2:51AM
Facebook and the bug hunters

Facebook and the bug hunters

The sometimes dangerous business of vulnerability disclosure is becoming profitable.
Nov 2 2011 4:31PM
The path of privacy

The path of privacy

How US schools maintain the privacy of 55 million students.
Oct 7 2011 9:54AM
Digitial investigations have matured

Digitial investigations have matured

Forensics enables you to understand and prevent breaches.
Aug 2 2011 11:18AM
Security pros should trust noone

Security pros should trust noone

The zero-trust network framework, in which security is embedded into the network offers protection from threats and helps isolate and contain damage if an incident arises, but implementation isn't easy.
Jun 2 2011 11:56AM
 NZ researchers find SCADA holes

NZ researchers find SCADA holes

The US Cyber Emergency Response Team has warned of a critical vulnerability in two popular SCADA systems, found by security-assessment.com.
May 13 2011 7:16AM
New Zeus version targeting Firefox users for bank fraud

New Zeus version targeting Firefox users for bank fraud

Uses HTML injection and transaction tampering techniques.
Apr 22 2010 10:12AM
Avalanche the most prolific phishing group of 2009

Avalanche the most prolific phishing group of 2009

A criminal phishing group called Avalanche was responsible for nearly a quarter of all phishing attacks identified during the first half of this year, according to a recently released Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) report.
Oct 27 2009 9:21AM
New Halloween-themed spam just the first fright

New Halloween-themed spam just the first fright

With Halloween nearing, users should be on alert for spam and other attacks exploiting the holiday, and experts expect social network websites to serve as a major vector this year.
Oct 26 2009 1:13PM
Twitter XSS vulnerability not yet fixed

Twitter XSS vulnerability not yet fixed

Claims patch doesn't work.
Aug 27 2009 10:43AM
Adobe ColdFusion, JRun updated for critical issues

Adobe ColdFusion, JRun updated for critical issues

More patches for the web design and development platform.
Aug 18 2009 3:49PM
Spam back up to pre-McColo levels

Spam back up to pre-McColo levels

Four months after the highly publicised takedown of the McColo web-hosting company, in which worldwide spam levels dropped by around 70 percent, the prevalence of junk mail has returned to normal levels, according to Google's Postini.
Apr 1 2009 10:31AM
23 per cent of users fall for spear phishing

23 per cent of users fall for spear phishing

A new study found that 23 per cent of people worldwide will fall for spear phishing attacks.
Mar 11 2009 10:36AM
Firefox update addresses multiple security issues

Firefox update addresses multiple security issues

Mozilla has issued Firefox 3.0.7, which fixes multiple security issues that could potentially cause an attacker to run arbitrary code on a victim's computer, cause a denial-of-service condition, obtain sensitive information, or spoof the location bar, according to an advisory from US-CERT.
Mar 6 2009 11:11AM
Obama appoints "first ever" federal CIO

Obama appoints "first ever" federal CIO

President Obama has appointed the first-ever federal chief information officer (CIO).
Mar 6 2009 11:04AM
Users increasingly falling victim to malware distributed on Digg, YouTube

Users increasingly falling victim to malware distributed on Digg, YouTube

Infection of the adware called "VideoPlay," which has been spreading through malicious posts and comments on Digg and YouTube, increased 400 percent from January to February, according to Panda Security.
Mar 4 2009 10:38AM
Blueprints of Obama's Marine One helicopter leaked on P2P

Blueprints of Obama's Marine One helicopter leaked on P2P

The blueprints for US president Barack Obama's helicopter, Marine One, were downloaded from a peer-to-peer (P2P) network and onto a computer in Iran, a file-sharing monitoring company has revealed.
Mar 3 2009 11:59AM
Spoofed Delta Airlines emails contain trojan

Spoofed Delta Airlines emails contain trojan

Emails spoofed to look like they are coming from Delta Airlines to confirm a ticket purchase are attempting to infect users with a trojan, according to a Belgium-based security firm.
Mar 2 2009 10:41AM
Microsoft says password stealers pose biggest threat

Microsoft says password stealers pose biggest threat

The top two threat families on Microsoft's detection and removal list this month are online game password stealers (PWS).
Feb 24 2009 11:20AM
Spam poses as CNN story about Israel-Hamas conflict

Spam poses as CNN story about Israel-Hamas conflict

Cybercriminals are leveraging the Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza to dupe users into visiting malware-laden websites through spam claiming to be from CNN.
Jan 12 2009 3:31PM

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