Although phishing is a con trick as old as the web, attackers are maintaining astonishing success by pulling the strings of victims’ emotions.
Fraudsters who can persuade victims to respond to a legitimate-looking email or click on a seemingly benevolent link have already won without even having to launch a sophisticated attack on users. This week, security firm RSA released phishing attack numbers for the first half of the year that show a 19 percent increase in global incidents over the last half of 2011. Continue reading RSA finds phishing lead in worldwide loses
Automated traffic to Web sites has steadily increased, driven by legitimate search-engine indexing, questionable crawlers and malicious attackers — companies need to know which is which.
To that end, Web-security cloud service Incapsula launched a site on Wednesday for cataloging Web bots, the automated programs that crawl Web sties to index pages, grab competitive price information, gather information on social-networking users or scan for vulnerabilities. With the site, dubbed BotoPedia, the company is gathering data on the Internet addresses used by Web bots as well as the user-agent strings and any other identifying information. The catalog will be open, but moderated, in much the same way as Wikipedia, says Marc Gaffan, co-founder and vice president of business development for Incapsula. Continue reading Gather Intelligence On Web Bots To Aid Defense
Google showed a great deal of confidence ahead of the CanSecWest conference this year when it announced plans to offer up to $1 million in rewards for a successful exploit against its Chrome browser. The company even launched its own Pwnium contest. Continue reading Google’s Chrome Web Browser Hacked at CanSecWest
Not all tracking cookies are created equal, and as Google just reminded us, neither are the ways in which your browser handles them. Here’s what the five major browsers do for your cookie ‘problem.’
Google’s latest public display of cookie addiction ( bypassing Safari’s privacy settings and Violating Internet Explorer’s Privacy Settings)revealed that while the ad side of Google enthusiastically embraces third-party cookies, the browser division is more hesitant. Here’s how the five major browsers–Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera–protect you from those third-party tracking cookies. Continue reading Do your know how to set your browser to starve cookie monster ?