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March 14, 2012

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StaffCop Standard – Monitoring, Corporate Security and Data Loss Preveniton Software

StaffCop Standard allows you to monitor all activities on company computers and prevent the unauthorized distribution of sensitive corporate information. Main Features of StaffCop: Screenshot recording Application monitoring E-mail correspondence monitoring Web site monitoring Chats/IM activity recording USB device monitoring Clipboard monitoring Social Networks Monitoring Search Term Tracking File and Folder tracking Keystroke recording System Event […]

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March 12, 2012

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1-in-1 mentoring! Cyber 51!

What is Cyber 51? Cyber 51 is an invitation-only membership forum where registered members get 1-on-1 mentoring in order to really learn Ethical Hacking and to secure modern IT networks and infrastructures. The Forum Admins inside Cyber 51 are some of the world’s most senior Penetration Testers, IT Security Architects, Ethical Hackers and Programmers who […]

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March 7, 2012


Norton Identity Safe – Symantec’s free cloud service

Norton (Symantec) recently launched the Identity Safe mobile cloud-based security service in beta trial mode. It’s a free password management browser toolbar (IE only) that allows users to store and manage (via upload) logins and passwords for apps, websites and for example online banking services. The cloud integration allows you to synchronise your login across multiple devices […]

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March 7, 2012


Apple Google Microsoft and the NFC enabled SIM

NFC is much talked about in the media, and the main driving force behind this is Google with it’s Google Wallet solution. Google Wallet is an app that allows you to store offers, loyalty and credit card information. It currently supports MasterCard and Citibank. Alternatively you can use a Google pre-paid card, but the service is […]

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March 7, 2012


Windows 8 Secure Boot – is the AV industry dead?

Windows Secure Boot (known as a ‘Trusted Boot Process’) is a process that loads anti-malware before the OS boots. It is designed to prevent rootkits, but can only work if the operating system is using UEFI (which stands for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface – this boots the relevant operating system). It’s important to note that […]

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March 1, 2012


Pinterest vulnerable to XSS and iframe attack vectors

Security researcher Shadab Siddiqui recently uncovered several vulnerabilities in the social media site Pinterest, which has more than 10 million active users. A security researcher identified a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability and an iframe injection issue that could allow a hacker to hijack user accounts and perform other malicious operations. The security researcher also found […]

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March 1, 2012


Google withdraws from Pwn2Own and starts Pwnium

Google has officially withdrawn its sponsorship from the 2012 Pwn2Own security challenge. According to Google, they pulled out after they discovered that exploits demonstrated at the event did not have to be disclosed to the affected vendors. Instead, Google is pumping $1m into awards they are calling Pwnium. These awards will pay $60k for a full […]

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March 1, 2012


DNT browser update – The Do Not Track Plus plugin

There appears to be many choices when it comes to using Do Not Track (DNT) extensions/add-ons with browsers. Until recently I hadn’t found one extension/add-on* that I could really truly say is easy to use and does what it says without slowing my browser experience. TIP: Google Universal Do Not Track can still be used for some purposes […]

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March 1, 2012


How to use OS X FileVault to encrypt external data

Those that use OS X might be aware of FileVault. This post assumes you have already set up FileVault or have some knowledge of its capabilities – so for those of you who haven’t done this yet you might want to do it right now. Mac OS X Lion now allows you to encrypt (it uses XTS-AES […]

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March 1, 2012


iOS test app gains access to photo library

Following on from my previous post on how iOS apps are accessing and uploading contact data, it’s now been reported there are permission issues with an app that can access the iOS photo library. A test app was developed called PhotoSpy which was commissioned by The New York Times. The PhotoSpy app requires the user […]

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February 22, 2012


Pingit P2P mobile cash payment app security

Pingit allows users in the UK to send payments from one mobile to another in the UK – it’s a kind of P2P application. The Pingit app is of course free to download to any smartphone such as a BlackBerry, Android or iPhone. Note to my readers – Some in the media claim this payment method is […]

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February 21, 2012


Mac OS X Gatekeeper and the Apple Developer ID

Apple has introduced Gatekeeper to a select handful of developers recently, and given I like research I couldn’t help but notice that over 20 years ago the Mac had an antivirus software called, yes you’ve guessed it – Gatekeeper. It’s moved on a bit since then though – Macs don’t really need AV at the system/kernel […]

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