Breaking rules, leaking data

Friday, 27 April 2007, 10:42 AM EST

Computer-security expert Mike Endrizzi has a sure-fire tactic he loves to use when he's auditing businesses that hire him to make sure their networks are airtight.

He'll send a spam e-mail to the company's top officers. Maybe the e-mail will say it came from the company's information technology department, maybe not. But it'll ask the executive for his user ID and password. And 5 to 8 times out of 10, the top execs cough up the info without a second thought, he said.

At TwinCities.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

(IN)SECURE Magazine issue 45 released

(IN)SECURE Magazine is a free digital security publication discussing some of the hottest information security topics. Learn about personal data bankruptcy and the cost of privacy, security and compliance, delivering digital security to a mobile world, and much more.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Thu, Mar 5th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //