Blog Posts Tagged with "Remote Access"


Ask a Security Professional: WordPress Database Security Part Two — Best Practices

March 02, 2017 Added by:Logan Kipp

By following WordPress database security best practices, you become a better WordPress admin and a more effective guardian of the data in your website.

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Developing a Comprehensive Remote Access Security Framework: Network Health and Trust

November 14, 2013 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf

The need for a comprehensive remote access security framework cannot be emphasized enough. Those looking for proof of this concept need look no further than the recent Adobe hacking, and the chilling implications it has on network security.

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BYOD, Policy Compliance Top Remote Access Concerns at Interop New York 2013

October 15, 2013 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf

Many Interop vendors and experts agree that enterprises are relying on third-party service providers more than ever before. Businesses are acknowledging the growing prominence of trends including BYOD and the cloud, and are trying to be more flexible in terms of what applications, operating systems and devices they are supporting.

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Making Sense of Split Tunneling

January 20, 2013 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf

Split tunneling is not a new concept in the realm of remote access networking. The technology emerged in the 1990s to allow VPN users to access a public network and a LAN or WAN simultaneously. But despite this longevity, its merits and security continue to be disputed...

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BYOD: Mobile Security Tips for Small Businesses

September 16, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

If you choose to use your personal device for work purposes, at any time, for any reason, your employer will more than likely want control over that device. This means that, again, your employer may have remote capabilities to monitor activity wipe your device’s data...

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The Risks from a Lost or Stolen Mobile Device

August 13, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Mobile devices are on the move, meaning they can more easily be lost or stolen and their screens and keyboards are easier targets for “over the shoulder” browsing. When we lose our phones, we think about the pain and cost of replacing the device. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg...

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The Rise of Multi-Platform Malware

July 12, 2012 Added by:Plagiarist Paganini

Using a JAR, the malware is able to identify the OS and download the right files to infect the targeted machine. After identifying the type of operating system a unit is running, a Java class file will download the appropriate malware, with the purpose to open a backdoor to allow remote access to the machine...

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How to Save Your Photos from a BYOD Security Policy

June 24, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston

One of the more common rules is to enable the remote wipe and lock feature. This means that if your device was ever stolen or compromised, the IT department can remotely lock the device and then wipe any data from it. And yes, that would include all of your photos as well as other items...

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Bionic M2M: Are Skin-Mounted M2M the Future of eHealth?

May 19, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

As their computing capabilities develop, current trusted computing/security models will be inadequate for epidermal electronics devices and attention needs to be devoted as soon as possible in order to build a security model that will mitigate threats by malicious attackers...

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Protecting Data in Use

April 26, 2012 Added by:Simon Heron

The security of data in use is about risk mitigation. However, with the current targeted attacks and the proliferation of zero day threats, the risk level is high. It is necessary that action is taken to implement the required precautions that reduce the risk to an acceptable level...

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ICS-CERT: 3S-Software CoDeSys Improper Access Control

April 10, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

ICS-CERT is aware of a public report of improper access control vulnerability affecting 3S-Software CoDeSys which could allow an attacker can upload unauthenticated configuration changes to the PLC which may include arbitrary code...

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Cisco Releases Multiple Security Advisories

March 15, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The Cisco AnyConnect ActiveX control contains a buffer overflow vulnerability which can allow a remote attacker to convince a user to view a specially crafted HTML document, and the attacker may be able to then execute arbitrary code...

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ICS-CERT: xArrow SCADA HMI Multiple Vulnerabilities

March 07, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

ICS-CERT is aware of a public report detailing multiple vulnerabilities with proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit code affecting xArrow, a supervisory control and data acquisition/human-machine interface (SCADA/HMI) product that are are remotely exploitable...

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Twelve Security Best Practices for USB Drives

March 06, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

Portable and mobile storage devices are significant players in most corporate offices. Ensuring proper protection with a best practices policy and strict enforcement offers significant risk reduction—and can prevent long nights on data breach investigations...

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Adobe Releases Critical Updates for Flash Player Vulnerability

March 06, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Adobe has released critical updates for Android, Windows, Linux and Solaris operating systems to mitigate vulnerabilities in the company's Flash Player software that may have allowed attackers to inflict a denial of service or take control of a targeted system...

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A Structured Approach to Handling External Connections

February 27, 2012 Added by:Enno Rey

The approach to be developed is meant to work on the basis of several types of remote connections in which each determines associated security controls and other parameters. At the first glance, not overly complicated, but – as always – the devil is in the details...

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