A recent incident highlights how the security industry could well be pushing legitimate researchers into being black hat hackers
If ransomware is rubbish, as one vendor insisted recently, then why is it so successful? IT Security Thing found itself in Dublin recently, living the rock and roll lifestyle. Well, I stayed in a hotel owned by Bono and The Edge from U2 if that counts. It’s certainly a close call, as one of my afternoons […]
New data suggests that 98% of Microsoft Office-targeted threats use macros, which shows that the current Microsoft mitigation methodology isn’t working.
IT Security Thing’s Davey Winder has been telling anyone who will listen that the FBI is being disingenuous when it comes to demanding a backdoor from Apple.
Adobe Flash 0day proves, yet again, why this pile of insecure crap must be put out of its misery in order to relieve ours.
There’s an interesting article that has just been published in the MIT Technology Report that gels with our findings here at IT Security Thing; namely that when it comes Chinese cybercrime, China gets as good as it gives when it comes to cyber-attacks.
So 13 million MacKeeper users have had their data potentially exposed following a breach. Or at least that’s what you might think having scanned the online headlines.
Here at IT Security Thing we are on a mission to inform, educate and engage and that’s why we cannot get fully behind 11 year old Mira Modi who is selling secure passwords from her bedroom in New York City.
The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) bill has been passed by the US Senate. But what is CISA, why does it matter to everyone who uses the Internet and what does the IT security industry have to say about it?
TalkTalk has been breached; we know that much. What else we know about it is, in actual fact, very little indeed at this stage.
Safe Harbor agreement was a crock. It’s time to start taking privacy seriously!
Instead of focussing on the scale of the Excellus breach, the security industry should stick to the what and the how of what happened.
It appears to have gone unnoticed by many that the maximum sentence for someone found guilty of breaching the Computer Misuse Act in the UK has been increased recently from just 10 years to, wait for it, life in prison.
Adobe Flash is, without a shred of doubt in my mind, living on borrowed time. This is courtesy of many things, but most of all the consistent insecurity record that follows it around like a crazed stalker in a bad movie.