If you have an e-mail address, chances are pretty good that you've been hit with a 419 scam (you know, those infamous Nigerian requests to send money).
Articles by Sue Poremba
My time at RSA 2011 is done. After dozens of conversations with security experts and listening to a number of speakers, I noticed a few recurring themes in the overall approach to security.
Reed Taussig, the president and CEO of ThreatMetrix, predicts improved fraud prevention will come through less reliance on cookies and personally identifiable information.
I recently read an article about how Starbucks customers use fake names when ordering (I don't go to Starbucks, so I had no idea you have to give your name). The comments section revealed why: People are concerned about revealing too much personal information and setting themselves up for potential identity theft.
Moving to a VPN appears to be a move more companies are making as computing becomes more mobile and access to sensitive data is a growing concern.
Last fall, I wrote a blog post warning that 2011 could be the year of the botnet. Based on an e-mail that I received today, that prediction could be spot on.