Five tips for keeping your database secure

When we give privacy or security advice, we usually talk about strong passwords, backing up your data, using security applications, keeping systems up to date, and avoiding default settings. In general, these are the most basic and essential precautions any systems manager must consider. However, depending on the system you want to protect, there are … More Five tips for keeping your database secure

Anonymous: Latest round of hacktivism highlights questions at the heart of hacking

Hacktivism, the hacking of information systems to advance a social or political agenda, was clearly a major trend in 2011, which is why hactivism was noted several times in our cyberthreat predictions for 2012 (in other words, we think you’re going to see more of it). That prediction was underlined by the news on Christmas … More Anonymous: Latest round of hacktivism highlights questions at the heart of hacking

CyberThreats Daily: Citi reveals full extent of cyber attack – 360,000 customers hit

Citigroup has revealed almost twice as many people were affected by the data breach in May than originally believed – some 360,000 North American customers. The company has reissued credit cards to some 217,600 customers. John Kennedy has more on SiliconRepublic. Got Hacked? You have 48 hours to fess up Or so the current legislation … More CyberThreats Daily: Citi reveals full extent of cyber attack – 360,000 customers hit