Basefarm SIRT Newsletter 26

Basefarm is now officially a full member of the global security organization FIRST, an umbrella organization that brings together trusted computer incident security teams from around the world!

FIRST (the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams) aims to facilitate collaborative incident management to quickly tackle and prevent incidents and facilitate the exchange of information between FIRST members. The organization has now accepted Basefarm as a full member; this means that Basefarm has met FIRST’s stringent security standards – which are high due to the level of trust demanded by the other FIRST members in order to share security-related information. Basefarm now joins the ranks of organizations such as Apple, AT&T, Ernst & Young, IBM, INTERPOL, Juniper, NASA, Paypal, Symantec, Visa and VeriSign.
You can read more about this here.

In other news, a flaw in Facebook has been fixed that allowed for account to be easily compromised. The after effects of PRISM can also be noted largely in the news coming out. There’s also been a security update for WordPress, and it’s suggested to update as soon as possible.

Top 5 Business Intelligence links
The State of Security
What Can Big Brother Teach Us About IT Security?
Patching The Ethical Bypass Flaw
South Korea and US government hacks blamed on DarkSeoul group
Data breaches: Telcos and ISPs have 24 hours to come clean, says EU

Top 5 Miscellaneous Security links
Download me—Saying “yes” to the Web’s most dangerous search terms
Carberp Source Code Leaked
Opera network cracked
How to hack any Facebook account in under a minute, by sending just one SMS
Chinese Hackers group ‘Comment Crew’ is still active and operating under cover

Basefarm SIRT Posts
Basefarm joins FIRST
WordPress 3.5.2 is released/