Tag Archives: File Security

Data Breach Primer – What Does it all Mean?

Hey SEC, it’s Frank Kenney at Ipswitch. I don’t mean to rock the boat but I had a few quick questions regarding your recent announcement that you are requiring companies to notify their customers of a breach or risk of breach. What’s a “breach”? Does it mean the bad guys […]

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Reinforcing Lessons Learned from a Former Hacker

Recently, Cisco published a blog post on an interview with a former Anonymous hacker who offered his top security tips for the enterprise. Some of the suggestions were fairly obvious, while others were intuitive and absolutely on point. For example: #5: Teach your staff about information security Take note, he […]

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A Security Hole – is Dropbox Dropping the Ball?

Security researcher Derek Newton and a few Dropbox users have found a significant security hole in Dropbox. They published their results and Dropbox responded. Dropbox’s response is not adequate.  It’s not enough for them to bury their head in the sand and to say that this security gap is not […]

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No More Need For Hackers – Hospital Just Giving Away Your Private Data

Two months ago we posted about the massive data breach at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts, “800,000 Reasons Why MFT is Important“. Well, the drama and the headaches continue. What originally happened was that computer files containing personal information of about 800,000 people, information such as names, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, Social […]

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The Most Significant Breach of U.S. Military Computers Ever

“A top Pentagon official has confirmed a previously classified incident that he describes as ‘the most significant breach of U.S. military computers ever,’ a 2008 episode in which a foreign intelligence agent used a flash drive to infect computers, including those used by the Central Command in overseeing combat zones […]

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Classified Network Breached w/ USB Drive

According to the Washington Post, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III just confirmed that a classified military network was breached with a single USB drive in 2008. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/24/AR2010082406154.html As a security expert, the fact that someone used a USB drive on the wrong machine isn’t surprising: it happens every […]

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Is risking your credit worth $10 off?

As you may have noticed Ipswitch maintains a robust network of qualified partners and distributors (including GSA providers) from which you can buy our technology. There are also a number of web sites and other “grey” operations that sell old or “backup” WS_FTP products, dispensing license keys from old lists […]

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