Infosec Weekly Roundup

Black Friday: 5 Tips to Stay Safe this Holiday Season

The first up is five useful tips from GFI about how to be safe during the holidays, these steps are very important for all your online activities so be sure to apply them at each online transaction or online payment.

http://www.gfi.com/blog/black-friday-5-tips-to-stay-safe-this-holiday-season/

N.Korea ‘Hacked E-Mails of Computer Security Boffins’

Next up is an incident about how North Korea tried to hack e-mail accounts of 27 alumni of Korea University’s Graduate School of Information Security, this clearly shows that even university students should be careful with their virtual life and how they can be a target at any moment.

http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2011/11/17/2011111701153.html

Largest DDoS Attack So Far This Year Peaked at 45 Gbps, Says Company

DDoS attack is a never ending threat as we are near the end of 2011 here is an article describe the biggest distributed denial-of-service attack which consisted of four consecutive waves launched from multiple botnets between Nov. 5 and Nov. 12, 2011. Estimated number of computer participated in this cyber-attack is about 250,000 computers infected with malware most of them coming from China.

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/244815/largest_ddos_attack_so_far_this_year_peaked_at_45_gbps_says_company.html

Threat Prediction 2012

M86 security labs released a new report list top web and security threat for next year, the report revealed an increase in the targeted attacks, social media threats and mobile malwares. When we look at social media there is a boosting in number of people using this technology as a result we have many social media resources including twitter, Facebook, Google+.. etc  that can be a good platform for cybercriminal.

http://www.m86security.com/documents/pdfs/security_labs/m86_security_labs_predictions_2012.pdf

Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing

Cloud Security Alliance released the third edition of Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing:

The CSA guidance as it enters its third edition seeks to establish a stable, secure baseline for cloud operations. This effort provides a practical, actionable road map to managers wanting to adopt the cloud paradigm safely and securely. Domains have been rewritten to emphasize security, stability and privacy, ensuring corporate privacy in a multi-tenant environment.”

https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/research/initiatives/security-guidance/

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