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Do you need to upgrade the firmware on your home or office wireless router to counter risks from the Heartbleed vulnerability? Before upgrading your routers firmware, you should check the support website of your router vendor to find out if your device is affected. Suggestions include using search engine – just query “My Router Type …… Read More
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Virus Shield was a top selling app in the Google Play Store, promising to improve the “speed of your phone” and “protect you and your personal information from harmful viruses, malware, and spyware.” The only problem was the app was a total fraud. How did a scam app become so popular? Listen to episode 137 …… Read More
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In the first article in this series we looked at free tools for data mirroring and in the second installment we looked at tools available for registry forensics, followed by an examination of some tools available for disk forensics. Now we move on to network forensics, which is related to the monitoring and analysis of …… Read More
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On April 7, a dramatic OpenSSL vulnerability called Heartbleed rocked the Internet. It’s estimated that over 66% of active websites on the internet are exposed to the bug and users everywhere are scrambling to patch the hole. Just how bad is Heartbleed? Listen to episode 136 of our Security Slice podcast and hear Tim Erlin, …… Read More
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The OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability is proving to be one of the bigger vulnerabilities the security community has seen. As vendors and administrators scramble to patch their systems and users struggle to identify what sites are safe to use, hackers are taking full advantage of the vulnerability. Tripwire’s VERT team has quickly deployed the most robust …… Read More
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Version 3.0 of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS v3.0) became effective on January 1, 2014, but much remains to be seen before merchants, service providers and auditors will truly understand how the new mandates will impact organizations, especially in Europe given the pending changes to the European Data protection requirements. PCI …… Read More
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One of the basic security measures that every company should be taking is giving security awareness training to its employees. This is part of Critical Security Control 9. CSC 9-3 says: “Implement an online security awareness program that (1) focuses only on the methods commonly used in intrusions that can be blocked through individual action, …… Read More
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The Heartbleed vulnerability is a very serious issue as it affects the popular OpenSSL open source library used throughout the Internet and private networks. Since OpenSSL is used in a variety of networking products, more than one application or device on your network could be vulnerable. Tripwire Vulnerability Management solutions provide extensive detection rules to …… Read More
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Webcast Webcast - Heartbleed Outpatient Care: Steps for Secure Recovery April 17, 2014 1pm EDT... Join us!
The Heartbleed vulnerability is causing heartburn to IT and security teams as they struggle to patch systems, identify what was vulnerable, harden their systems against active attack. The Heartbleed vulnerability shows the need for organizations to have a robust security strategy for rapid reaction to vulnerabilities and threats.
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At the 2014 SourceBoston conference, I sat in on a presentation by a cryptographer named Justin Troutman. In this presentation, Justin talked very little about the technical aspects of cryptography and very much about the user experience. I think he’s onto something. One common theme across the information organizations that I work with is that …… Read More
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Anthony M. Freed is Tripwire Inc.'s Community Engagement & Social Media Coordinator, and has a passion for translating security techno-babble into the language of enterprise risk abatement for the business class.

Tripwire’s IT security software reduces risk, ensures systems and data security, and automates regulatory compliance. Tripwire offerings solve the security configuration management, continuous monitoring, and incident detection problems facing organizations of all sizes, as stand-alone solutions or in concert with other IT security controls.

Anthony is an infosec journalist who authored numerous feature articles, interviews and investigative reports which have been sourced and cited by dozens of major media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, The Register, Financial Times of London, MSNBC, Fox News, PC/IT/Computer/Tech World, eWeek, SC Magazine, CSO Magazine, Federal News Radio, The Herald-Tribune, Naked Security, and many more.

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