Dell is expanding its SecureWorks security consulting and services arm into Australia. One of the most in-demand services from prospective local customers? Penetration testing.
Over at the Naked Security blog, analyst Fraser Howard has delivered some insights into the Redkit exploit kit that being used to distribute malware. It was used in the NBC website hack earlier this year as well as spam attacks that were launched in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. It’s worth a look if you’re interested in the inner workings of this piece of malware.
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Dropbox is unquestionably one of Lifehacker’s favourite file syncing solutions, and ‘Dropbox-like’ is often used as a shorthand description for any kind of solution for ensuring easy file access and backup across multiple devices. However, despite Dropbox’s own push into business markets, IT departments aren’t always happy with how Dropbox meshes into company security policies. That’s a gap that EMC-owned Syncplicity is hoping to fill.
A 24-year old Central Coast IT pro has been identified as the self-proclaimed leader of online hacking group LulzSec and charged with hacking offences by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) after being arrested at hs workplace last night. While full details of the case won’t emerge until he appears in court in May, the AFP used the arrest to remind businesses of the basic principles they should follow to avoid similar attacks.
A day on the internet wouldn’t be complete without news of a major hacking event. Today’s unfortunate victim? WordPress. We’re not talking about the organisation, but the great many blogs powered by the flexible content management system.