The SEA made off with more than a million records from the Forbes user database - perhaps including yours! - and published them online.
We already "cracked" a quarter of the Forbes staffer's accounts...Paul Ducklin looks at how well everyone else's password might hold up.
Did you really think XP would go patch-free? Is Flappy Bird really dead? Did you really use the same password on more than one site?
60 Sec Security - 15 Feb 2014
UK retailer Tesco has been forced to suspend 2,239 user accounts after a list of email addresses, passwords and Clubcard voucher balances was posted online.
Where do you find Extreme Spammers? Can you find the exploit unicorn? And how did Target get breached?
Find out in 60 Sec Security for 08 Feb 2014...
Intrepid chronicler of the Target breach, Brian Krebs, has uncovered yet another cog in the criminal gearbox behind Target's data disaster.
Guess what? 2FA and network segregation would have made things a lot harder for the crooks...
Chet and Duck review the week's news in their informed and entertainingly serious style, discussing the prizes on offer at this year's PWN2OWN competition, talking about a new twist in Android malware, and reviewing the latest attack reports from Yahoo and Target...
White Lodging runs businesses such as gift shops and restaurants within big US hotel brands. Guests at one of those hotel brands, Marriott, are advised to check their card statements following the discovery of a 9-month-long card suctioning operation.
Surely not another payment card breach? Android malware that jumps the airgap? And what's this about a Privacy Plan Diet?
60 Sec Security - 01 Feb 2014.
This week's Chet Chat starts out with credit card breaches, covers the issue of whether you really need good passwords everywhere, and ends with an upbeat and encouraging conclusion...
Listen and learn more!
It's Data Privacy Day today, 28 January 2014.
So we asked Naked Security's Virtual Futurist, Frank di Scorse, to go forward 30 years and report back from the future on Data Privacy Day 2044....
Losing your grip on personal privacy is easy these days: the internet is never more than an arm's length away.
That's why we've come up with the 3-step Privacy Plan Diet - it's time to say "Hello" to the new you!
Today is Data Privacy Day. While many have declared privacy to be dead, it isn't up to them, it is up to you.
Being aware about what you are sharing with whom can go a long way towards preserving your privacy.
The US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has warned retailers to harden their defences against cyber-heists - particularly those that latch onto credit card details from shoppers
The largest craft supply store in North America, Michaels, has indicated it may be the latest retail company to have credit cards compromised in a large scale malware attack.
Leaky logic leaves logins loose in logfiles; mendacious mails menace Macs with Mavericks malware, and criminal contractor compromises Korean credit company!
60 Sec Security - 25 Jan 2014...
It's that time of year again. A new "Worst Password" list has been published for the password-savvy population's enjoyment. As much as we like to chuckle/groan at this list, is there ever a justification for a bad password?
A man police claim is the celebrity-fixated hacker, Marcel Lazarus Lehel, was arrested at his village on Wednesday.
The devices were undetectable - installed internally in gas pumps. The fact that they were wireless made it ever so convenient to get at the stolen banking data, as well - a con that netted the alleged thieves $2.1 million.
Chet and Duck turn a week's worth of lost data, malware attacks, misleading apologies and shabby security into actions you can take to steer a safer course in your own organisation.
Here's our weekly "podcast with a purpose"...
The inside job, affecting 40% of the country's population, has been traced back to one IT guy inside a credit bureau plus some dodgy data buyers, who've also been arrested.