Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1444 Re-thinking security fundamentals: How to move beyond the FUD
Around ten years ago, a new movement spread throughout computing: design thinking. It seems so obvious in hindsight, but the notion that the user experience presented by your product was something that had to be considered and prioritized at every step -- instead of layered on at the end -- was revolutionary at the time.

It's long past time for a similar type of movement: security thinking.

For far too long, security has been an afterthought in the product development process. Passwords are stored in plain text at companies with hundreds of millions of users; people have proven time and time again that they will click on a link that seems so obviously suspicious; the most common password is, well, "password"; and large companies with tons of internal and external applications focus on plugging holes in the walls while attackers parachute into their networks. These aren't technical challenges; they are cultural challenges born of the obsession to rush products to market in search of rapid growth, or to hire a passel of security consultants who recommend layers of security products that cost more every year.
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#1449 Critical MySQL vulnerability disclosed
#1448 Fire drill knocks ING bank's data centre offline
#1447 Cisco’s network bugs are front and center in bankruptcy fight
#1446 Now you can buy a USB stick that destroys anything in its path
#1445 Two critical bugs and more malicious apps make for a bad week for Android
#1444 Re-thinking security fundamentals: How to move beyond the FUD
#1443 Blue light has a dark side
#1442 Cryptocurrency mining malware discovered targeting Seagate NAS hard drives
#1441 MalwareMustDie spotted a new ELF trojan backdoor, which is now targeting IoT devices
#1440 Wordpress urges users to update now to fix critical security holes
#1439 Picture perfect: CryLocker ransomware uploads user information as PNG files
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