SANS Diary writer Sally Vandeven reports on how easy it is to extract the secret keys your browser (Chrome and Firefox) uses for SSL connections.
Hapstance produced this very entertaining, yet woefully scary accurate portrayal of what it would be like if our spam was real and walking around amongst us. It is definitely informative and funny at the same time. Thanks to Kevin for pointing me toward it.
Ellen did a great skit on the real world infomercial for the Password Minder. It is a good watch, especially if you are a fan of hers.
For some good tips on creating security, easy to remember passwords, check out this blog post.
On April 18, 2013, Mark Reinhold from Oracle blogged that the release of Java 8 is being delayed so that they can focus on security issues.
"Security vulnerabilities related to Java running inside web browsers have lately received a lot of public attention."
When major incidents happen, there are always individuals who look to profit from it. The Department of Homeland Security and Center for Internet Security have released a joint advisory describing threats that are starting to evolve surrounding the bombing of the Boston Marathon.
Lance Spitzner from SANS is writing about Security Awareness on Social Media this month. This blog entry specifically reviews privacy and social media, two polar opposites in today's world of online media. It also reviews how to spot potential scams and finally, why to keep work and your personal life separate when posting online.
This is a great read to start off CyberSecurity Awareness Month.
AV-TEST, "The Independent IT-Security Institute" from Magdeburg, Germany, released a report this week reviewing Anti-Virus applications for Android devices. Their test results can be downloaded here:
Phishing is a term used to describe a scam, a malicious attempt aimed at trying to trick you into divulging sensitive information via electronic communication. One recent avenue for this type of attack is through emails appearing to come from your IT helpdesk requesting information, such as your username and password.