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Tabnabbing: A New Name for an Old Threat

…t commonly used web apps stand on their own and aren’t part of the normal browser process. My fellow Cisco Security blogger Henry Stern suggested some third-party options for managing online passwords. Password managers from a trusted third-party strike at a low-hanging fruit that causes the problem Aza has hinted at with tabnabbing, as well as several other security problems (such as using a common password across multiple websites). When…


You are SO Hacked

…customer and employee information. Modern malware is merely a tool – and only one of many – used by cybercriminals to carry out their attacks. To approach today’s security challenge as a malware problem is to completely miss the bigger picture – it is a criminally run sophisticated e-business network intent on gathering intellectual and corporate assets. It is not simply a malware problem per se; it is a large scale cyber


Where in the World is xn--mgberp4a5d4ar?

The deployment of Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) reached the root of the DNS infrastructure in recent weeks with the creation of four internationalized Country Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs). Mentioned in our Cyber Risk Report, these newly deployed IDNs represent Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the Russian Federation. IDNs leverage Unicode to display various non-Latin scripts, such as Arabic or Chinese, within computer…


Innovation for Country Transformation

A few months ago, I had the honor of representing the United States as part of the first ever U.S. – Russia Innovation Dialogue. This delegation was a part of the broader initiative launched by the Bilateral Presidential Commission created by Presidents Obama and Medvedev in July 2009. The delegation consisted of senior executives from eBay, EDventure, Mozilla, Howcast, Twitter, Social Gaming Network, Katalyst, the NY Academy of Scien…


Facebook Privacy: Aback, Voice Of Pry!

As highlighted in this week’s Cyber Risk Report, the FTC is raising concerns on how consumer data is collected and shared within the context of social media. Facebook is at the front and center of this issue with its user base estimated at over 400 million people globally. But it should also be top of mind for a different reason: its privacy policies seem to be shifting with regularity, dragging an increasingly complex and confusing inte…