RSAC 2015: RSA Conference (Day 1)

LinuxSecurity.com: Monday here at the show, as I’ve written before, is quiet. As far as RSAC is concerned, the only people here really are the vendors and their staff, a few press and analyst types, conference organizers, and the workers putting the expo hall together.

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7 Deadly Sins That Get Users Hacked

LinuxSecurity.com: Common knowledge has it that users are the weakest link in the IT risk management world-particularly negligent or uneducated users. But how exactly are the bad guys taking advantage of this ignorance or lack of care to break into users’ endpoints and corporate accounts?

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Google Shuts Off NPAPI in Chrome

LinuxSecurity.com: With the release of Chrome 42 this week, Google fixed more than 40 vulnerabilities. But the most significant security change in the new browser is Google’s decision to disable the NPAPI, essentially turning off plugins such as Java and Silverlight by default. The decision didn’t come out of nowhere.

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United Airlines Stops Researcher Who Tweeted about Airplane Network Security from Boarding Flight to

LinuxSecurity.com: Our client, Chris Roberts, a founder of the security intelligence firm One World Labs, found himself detained by the FBI earlier this week after tweeting about airplane network security during a United Airlines flight. When Roberts landed in Syracuse, he was questioned by the FBI, which ultimately seized a number of his electronic devices.

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