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Basefarm SIRT Newsletter 24

The big story this week, and I don’t think there’s anyone who could have missed it, is how Snowden revealed the NSAs PRISM Spy Program. We touched this subject briefly in another newsletter post (2013 week 20 newsletter ) when it was noticed that Skype logs traffic and how it shouldn’t be a surprise. In either case, this will surely bring on some interesting discussions about online “privacy”. Gartner has also released some information about security, revealing the top 10 security myths and how the security market is expected to grow by 8.7 percent this year. Those finding their security tokens an annoyance will also want to check out Motorolas latest invention which is a token inside a pill that emits signals to your computer or tablet after you’ve swallowed it. It’s also that time of the month again, Patch Tuesday, which means updates to Microsoft and Adobe products, so make sure you have a look at the post below.

Top 5 Business Intelligence links
Gartner reveals Top 10 IT Security Myths
Gartner: Worldwide Security Market To Grow 8.7 Percent In 2013
Google warns of spike in political Iranian phishing attacks
Banks “ignore early warnings” of cyber attacks, says Australian security chief
EU to vote on harsher penalties for hackers

Top 5 Miscellaneous Security links
NSA Whistleblower: The Ultimate Insider Attack
Forgot your password? Just take a pill
Eight members of international cybercrime ring charged
Man charged with running credit data ring containing 1.1M cardholders
Operation Hangover: more links to the Oslo Freedom Forum incident

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Patch Tuesday June 2013