Trustwave researchers say that approximately two millions accounts at Facebook, Twitter, Google, and others have been hacked in recent weeks.
The research report indicates that passwords were compromised in the attack, which is being called “massive” in nature.
According to CNN, the massive data breach was a result of keylogging software maliciously installed on an untold number of computers around the world.
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With the holiday shopping season set to begin before Thanksgiving dinner has even settled in our bellies, millions of Americans will turn to their mobile devices and computers to get an early leg-up on holiday shopping on Black Friday.
But according to a new report from Tenable Network Security, it’s critically important to remember that cyber crime never takes a holiday.
“Over the next month you’re likely to hear Andy Williams singing, ‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year,’” the company writes on its blog. “And based on last year’s holiday-season counts of remotely exploitable vulnerabilities from the likes of Microsoft, Oracle and Adobe you might think, ‘It’s the most vulnerable time of the year.’”
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A new study produced by Vanson Bourne that was commissioned by CA Technologies shows that while the benefits of mobility “are well understood,” concerns over security and privacy, multiple platform support, budget constraints and lack of appropriately skilled personnel are still viewed “as the biggest obstacles to mobility adoption.”
The numbers to back this assertion are compelling. In fact, 83 percent of U.S. respondents recognize a greater need for realizing business opportunities with mobility.
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Spending on mobile security could reach an all-time high this year.
If the trend continues, Research and Markets reports, global spending on mobile device and network security infrastructure, software and services will reach $9 Billion by the end of 2013.
Mobile networks around the globe generate more than 50 Exabytes of traffic annually. The immense volume of traffic together with the growing adoption of open source Operating System (OS) platforms such as Android has opened up new security threats.
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A new report from Juniper Research has forecast that the number of employee owned smartphones and tablets used in the enterprise will exceed 1 billion by 2018. This represents almost 35% of the total installed base of consumer owned tablets and smartphones.
Not surprisingly, Juniper says the growing trend of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is “redefining business connectivity.”
However, the report still touches on a number of issues and implications that need to be addressed and a single policy or measure may not be sufficient while devising future BYOD strategies.
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On Tuesday, HP published results from a research study revealing that mobile applications represent a real security threat.
In fact, the alarming details presented in today’s report indicate that vulnerabilities affect 9 out of 10 mobile applications.
According to the study, 97 percent of the mobile applications tested accessed at least one private information source within a device, and 86 percent of those applications did not have adequate security measures in place to protect them from the most common exploits.
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Not withstanding the lingering security and productivity worries born of BYOD, employers are showing a greater willingness to accept employee-owned devices in place of company-provided smartphones.
A recent study conducted by Fiberlink reveals that employers are actually more inclined to let employee-owned mobile phones access cloud-doc backup and a host of other online media storage and streaming platforms.
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