Blog Posts Tagged with "LinkedIn"

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Is a Password Enough? A Closer Look at Authentication

August 16, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Yahoo and LinkedIn were recently breached and usernames and passwords were stolen. These sites did something wrong that allowed those passwords to get hacked. However passwords themselves are too hackable. If multi-factor authentication was used, then the hacks may be a moot point and the data useless...

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Find Out Which Companies Dropped the Security Baton

August 05, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

Find out which organizations experienced the thrill of a well-designed privacy plan and which ones endured the agony of an easily prevented data breach. The goal is simple. We want organizations to get smarter about data security to better protect consumers’ personally identifiable information...

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Suing Our Way to Better Security?

June 21, 2012 Added by:Jayson Wylie

It does not seem like the top leaders at organizations are as concerned with others' information as they might be with the bottom line. If organizations do not respond to fear of embarrassment for failing at security, should we start taking them to court to formulate better consumer protections?

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Do You Really Need a CISO to Have Security?

June 17, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

In the analysis of it, every organization needs to have someone responsible for the technology-based risk or security of the organization. Whether that's the Technology Manager, the CISO, or the "IT guy". I just want to see better security, more resiliency, and less technical risk....

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Ten Networking Alternatives After LinkedIn's Security Breach

June 13, 2012 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

Much has been written about the LinkedIn security breach and the millions of passwords at risk. Hopefully by now all users have changed them and made them more complex. When it comes to professional social networking sites though, LinkedIn is not the only game in town. Here are the Top 10 alternatives...

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If I Told You, I'd Have to Kill You

June 11, 2012 Added by:Ed Bellis

All of these breaches present a great opportunity to learn what does and doesn’t work in information security. But when we get responses like the one posted by Last.FM not only do we not learn anything, we don’t have any reason to believe they have either...

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Analysis of Passwords Dumped from LinkedIn

June 11, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

People put a lot of personal information on LinkedIn - their education and job experience, along with the groups that they belong to - treasure trove of information to Social Engineers. Of all the online social sites, LinkedIn users should really choose a long complex password to secure their account...

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ZOMG: LinkedIn was Hacked and our Passwords Were Leaked

June 10, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

LinkedIn and other companies like Sony have shown time and again, they DON’T CARE about YOUR data. Always remember this people. So, you want an account on these places, then you best make a throw away password and limit your data on the sites that host it. Otherwise, your data will be up for the taking...

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LinkedIn Failed to Meet Standards or Better Standards are Needed

June 10, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

LinkedIn doesn't have a CSO or CISO, which for a publicly traded company communicates that security is not a priority. Considering they still don't know how this breach occurred and the minimal attention payed to password security, I can't help but wonder how secure the credit card information is...

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LinkedIn Breach Part II: What You Need to Prepare for Next

June 09, 2012 Added by:Jason Clark

The LinkedIn breach made headlines, but I want to go deeper and provide practical advice for organizations on how they can anticipate DLP consequences and tighten network security. You need a strategy to protect against attack scenarios. Here’s a seven-step check list for mitigating your risk...

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Nine Tips for Social Media Crisis Response

June 07, 2012 Added by:Neira Jones

Not impressed with LinkedIn's social media crisis response? Whilst the draft NIST report SP 800-61 gives really good guidelines on fully and effectively communicating important information to the public, there is some mileage to be had by exploring the use of social media when tackling incident response...

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LinkedIn Fails Security Due Diligence

June 07, 2012 Added by:Marc Quibell

Poor security practices led to the password database ending up in Russia. We can also say that the best security practices were not applied to the security of our passwords: LinkedIn did not "salt their hash" and therefore the passwords were much more vulnerable to simple brute force attacks...

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How and Why to Alert Your Employees of the LinkedIn Breach

June 07, 2012 Added by:Jason Clark

Cyber security teams should send out an employee alert explaining why LinkedIn passwords need to be changed and best practices for doing so. You may not have direct IT control over individual LinkedIn accounts, but your communication may alleviate social engineering attacks on employees and your network...

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Should You Be Worried About the LinkedIn Breach?

June 06, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

People who rely on LinkedIn for professional networking keep a wealth of information stored on their profile pages. With news of a possible data breach exposing 6.5 million user passwords, LinkedIn users need to take steps to protect their personal data. Here are five tips we recommend you follow...

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LinkedIn Hacked: Change Your Password

June 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Reports indicate that as many as 6.4 million passwords have been compromised. Though the passwords are in encrypted form, reports indicate that they are being cracked at a rapid rate, with somewhere near 300,000 passwords already revealed, putting those LinkedIn members' accounts at risk...

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LinkedIn: Vulnerability in the Authentication Process

May 22, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

This attack is possible due to an error in validating of the security token (CSRF token) that allows an unlimited number of requests using the same token for different users. The only mechanism against the attack is a CAPTCHA challenge-response test after dozens of attempts...

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