A security hole in the Facebook app discovered by Gareth Wright, an app developer based in the U.K., can be used to steal information about you, including your login credentials.
The problem? The native Facebook app does not encrypt the login information. This means that a malicious app would be able to steal that information, and in turn, steal your Facebook account. If you use an Android smartphone/tablet or an Apple iPhone/iPad, you are vulnerable to this attack.
There is not much that can be done to prevent this at this point except to be careful of the apps you install on More >
In 2011, nearly 12 million Americans were victim of identity fraud, a 13 percent jump from 2010. People are monitoring credit cards more thoroughly then ever before and credit card companies have beefed up their security procedures to help prevent fraud. So why the increase in fraud?
Turns out that thieves have moved on to smartphones and social media. People tend to let their guard down a little bit when dealing with the phone and social networks, leaving the door open for scammers to take advantage of them.
One thing to keep in mind is that thieves are always one step ahead More >
Besides wielding thunderbolts, Zeus can steal your usernames and passwords. At least, the offspring of the Zeus malware can. “Gameover” is the name of the latest Zeus variant and is called so for good reason. When a computer is infected, it steals your bank account information. Once in the bank account, it is essentially game over.
Lets break Gameover down and see how it works. Infections are usually brought about through phishing scams. These are scams sent through email that try and trick the user into clicking on things that they shouldn’t be clicking on. The emails usually look like they More >
The original SpyEye Trojan was effective at stealing bank account credentials for online banking. It would also make fraudulent transactions as the user was logged in to the account, allowing them to watch their balance drop to zero. The updated version of SpyEye, discovered by Trusteer, still takes the login credentials, but then adds a twist.
Instead of allowing a user to see the fraudulent transactions being made, it covers its tracks. The Trojan intercepts the communication with the banking website, allowing it to alter transaction records and account balance. So what does this mean? Your bank account could be at More >
Today we are proud to announce iDefend Business, the industry’s first complete identity theft protection program that is specifically designed to protect entrepreneurs and their businesses against business identity theft and fraud.
Business identity theft has recently become a huge problem, and it is wreaking havoc on businesses and business owners. Business owners have significantly increased risks because their personal information, credit, and finances are so closely intertwined with their business. The potential impact of business identity theft can be devastating to the business owner personally, and vice versa.
You can check out the seriousness of this problem by looking over some of More >
If you own or manage a business today, you better be paying attention to the risks with cyber-security and identity theft. The trends continue to point to the risks and threats businesses and organizations of all types now face in the digital age. If you haven’t ever heard of or considered the risks with ”data breaches”, and other key phrases like ”information security compliance”, now would be a good time to start listening.
Verizon’s 2010 Data Breach Report (released on Apr 19) found that the number of data breaches quintupled from 2009, and at the same time discovered that cyber-criminals have shifted their attention smaller businesses. The number of incidents in More >
Big news for us here at INVISUS! Our flagship service, InfoSafe, now has an official home of its own on the Internet. InfoSafeCertified.com went live this week making it much easier to find and learn about the InfoSafe program and InfoSafe Certification. I am personally excited about this new site because it will be the primary driver of our global brand building and marketing efforts for InfoSafe. Look out world – here comes InfoSafe! If you are not familiar yet with the InfoSafe Certification, check out the info below – or, of course, just go to www.infosafecertified.com!
About InfoSafe: InfoSafe is the industry’s leading information More >
The holidays are here and shoppers are out (and in) in full force. It seems as the years go by, online shopping is becoming the ideal way to get your loved ones, and yourself, gifts for the holidays. Cyber-Monday is growing every year with deals getting better than those offered on black Friday. Retailers are offering deals online that you just can’t get in the stores.
I still go out on black Friday, but it is more of a nostalgic thing. I like to watch people go crazy and reminisce about the good old days when shoppers would trample each other More >
Businesses are dragging their feet when it comes to meeting PCI standards and it may be costing them more than they think. Verizon released a new report today on PCI compliance and data breaches. The report had some jaw-dropping results.
Only 22% of companies were found to be compliant upon their initial report. Couple that with the fact that organizations that had a data breach were 50% more likely to not be PCI compliant and there is a recipe for disaster.
The 78% of organizations NOT compliant with PCI standards are 50% more likely to suffer a data breach. Recovering from a data More >
A new threat has been discovered that is spreading rapidly though email. The email includes a message that asks the user to test their computer to see if it will be able to run Windows 7.
The email contains a .zip file which has the “Windows Upgrade Advisor” inside. If you run the program what you will actually get is a Trojan that steals passwords from your computer as well as other important information.
The Trojan will also open a backdoor to allow the download of other malicious software.
What You Need to Do:
- Do not open emails from people or organizations you do More >