Weekly Security Roundup #78: When Prevention is Better than the Cure
It’s a bit too late to focus on cyber security after you’ve already been burnt
First of all, here’s some exciting news: our blog, Heimdal Security, our little baby, counts among the finalists at European Security Blogger Awards 2016!
We are extremely grateful for this, as it’s an honor to be nominated along some of the biggest blogs in this industry, blogs that have way more expertise and resources that we have.
We bow before you, dear readers, and we thank you all for your support!
Here’s how to vote for us:
1. Go here: SurveyMonkey.com/r/secbloggerwards2016
2. Look for the Heimdal Security blog in the following categories:
- Best Corporate Security Blog
- Best European Corporate Security Blog
- Most Educational Blog
3. Vote, vote, vote!
The deadline is June 3. The winners will be announced on on June 8, during the bloggers meetup hosted by InfoSecurity Europe. We are also happy that lots of our wonderful friends are nominated for these awards.
Now back to our usual business.
In this past week, we published an article about the importance of proactive cyber security. We tried to explain why it’s vital that your company has such an approach and why businesses usually fear to invest in proactive cyber security.
We also updated three of our most popular articles, feel free to look over them and share them to your friends if you find them useful:
- The ultimate guide to Angler Exploit Kit for non-technical people
- 50 cyber security courses that you should know about (and take)
- Warning signs that your computer is infected with malware
Enough about what’s new with us, let’s see what else is new in the cyber security world:
Security articles of the week
Recent research shows that lack of trust and concerns about online security and privacy may deter Americans from engaging in important economic and civic online activities.
So you thought press releases were innocent? Not when you steal them before they go public and sell them to people who use that information to make money.
Uber‘s new feature, Trip Tracker, raises concerns among domestic violence advocates, who worry the feature could create serious risks.
An app called FindFace will let you find anyone’s social profile just by taking their photo. Yeah, not creepy at all.
Of course they are. And we expect the number of these scams to rapidly grow.
Five easy and actionable tips to guard your startup business in an effective way.
Another nail in Flash Player’s coffin: Google plans to block Adobe Flash Player by default for Chrome users, except for a white-list of 10 sites.
Wanted another reason for you to drop chocolate? Here you go:
“[…] if the chocolate was received generally beforehand, a total of 43.5% of the respondents shared their password with the interviewer”
This final link is a long read from Wired. Perfect to read during this weekend, with your coffee next to you.
Key takeaway: when it comes to cyber security, it’s best if you think and act like a doctor. Focus on prevention rather than cure.