1. FriendFinder Networks Data Breach Compromises 400M Accounts
- Your life online is NEVER 100% private.
- Even if you're not the direct target, once your personal information is compromised by a third party you can instantaneously become the target.
2. More Than Half of Android Devices Run Outdated Browsers
- The security of mobile devices should be a concern to everyone from business owners to employees.
- When using a personal device in a BYOD program, employees must ensure they have a security PIN/password that is not similar or related to passwords used for personal accounts.
- Devices owned by companies should be updated and monitored by IT staff.
3. Microsoft joins Linux Foundation in another step toward greater openness
- Microsoft is making a move to support the competing open source Linux
- This is a significant shift under the new CEO
- Microsoft will release one of its flagship products (SQL) to run on Linux
4. Department of Homeland Security Issues IoT Guidelines, Seeks 'Coordinated Disclosure of Vulnerabilities'
- Many devices are connected to the internet without a security plan or protection.
- These devices can be hacked, i.e. cars, home automation, refrigerators...
- These devices can be harnessed to attack larger systems as in the DDOD Internet attack last month
5. UK hackers use customer mobile data to steal their upgrade phones
- Employees must be trained in how to keep customer information secured.
- Two factor authentication should be considered as an employee log-in. And that information should not be share to anyone.