Mon, Mar 11, 2013
WordPress is huge. It is currently the most popular blogging system in use, and it manages 22% of all new websites. We use it for our site, and I would personally recommend it to anyone thinking of creating a new website.
However, because it is so popular, it becomes a target for hackers. Right now, automated bots are crawling the web looking for WordPress sites to attack. If you take some time to protect yourself, you can greatly reduce your chances of having a problem. With that, I decided it would be useful to share some of the tips and tricks I have learned to protect our site.
Mon, Feb 18, 2013
We are pleased to announce that Light Point Security has been named by RSA Conference 2013 as one of the top 10 most innovative security companies.
On February 25, Light Point Security, along with the other 9 finalists, will present at RSA Conference’s 2013 Innovation Sandbox program for a chance to be named Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2013. Innovation Sandbox is a gathering of venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and security professionals pioneering the future of information security. The finalists represent new technologies and strategies with the potential to transform the future of information security.
Tue, Jan 8, 2013
Last night I came across a sobering article from Brian Krebs of KrebsOnSecurity. The article talked about a specific crimeware author that is advertising that he is in the market to buy fresh new browser exploits, but the article had much more information than just that.
Sun, Oct 14, 2012
We are pleased to announce that we have been selected to present our technology at the CyberMaryland 2012 conference. What is CyberMaryland? CyberMaryland is a cybersecurity conference held in Baltimore, MD for technology companies, business leaders, emerging professionals, policy makers, business innovators, entrepreneurs and federal, state, and local government personnel. The two-day conference features training [...]
Wed, Jul 25, 2012
Black Hat USA wouldn’t be Black Hat USA without the after parties and free drinks. Here’s a list of the parties and other events being held at this year’s Black Hat. After Parties Solera Networks Blue Martini Party: Enjoy food, drinks, and challenge the Shadow Bar dancers to find out how low you can go. [...]
Fri, Jul 6, 2012
Recently, we released an update to our servers that allow our users to view many popular document types through Light Point Web. To accomplish this, we are using the Google Docs Viewer. The Google Docs Viewer is a nifty little service from Google that can turn documents into normal webpages.
The new plugin viewer works automatically. Now, when you click a link to a supported file, such as a PDF, you will be sent to the Google Docs Viewer for that file. This gives you the ability to read the file without it ever touching your computer.
Sun, Jun 24, 2012
SINET and SAIC are hosting an Apps for Security hackathon in conjunction with the Amphion Forum in Washington, DC on June 27th from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The goal of Apps for Security is to promote civic engagement, open innovation, and entrepreneurship while making us all safer and more secure in cyberspace.
They’ll spend the day building privacy and security enhancing apps leveraging the data, SDK, and APIs offered up by their data providers: Mocana, SAIC, and the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate. Regardless of skills or interest, they’re encouraging participation from people and organizations who would like to make a difference in privacy and security online.
Fri, Jun 22, 2012
There’s a Windows Live and Hotmail email phishing scam going around. The email attempts to trick victims into disclosing their Windows Live credentials and other personal information by claiming that a Trojan has been detected in the user’s Windows Live folders. The fraudulent email claims that the personal information is needed to upgrade the user’s email account with a 1024-bit RSA key anti-virus firewall, and that if the user does not comply, their email account will be terminated.
Tue, Jun 19, 2012
Facebook is testing a new feature, which I believe will only increase the already huge number of scams and malware present on the social networking site.
The new feature would allow users to pay to “highlight” their status updates in their friends’ news feeds. Currently the Highlight option is only being tested with a small sample group of users. And, it is only available for personal accounts, not brand pages. Highlighted posts may appear higher in the news feed, stay visible for longer, and appear to more friends and subscribers.
The Highlight feature would open the door for scammers to explore new twists on the old favorite, Facebook Will Start Charging scam, by creating confusion around a known Facebook feature.
Tue, May 22, 2012
Light Point Security has just released Light Point Web 2.0. The 2.0 release was basically the completion of the scrolling work started in the 1.2 update. Where 1.2 added client-side scrolling, 2.0 provides scroll-caching. Additionally, there were some client-side bug fixes to correct issues with the newest versions of Firefox.