The growing popularity of attacks against Web-browser software is evident in new research conducted by CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association. The survey found that 36.8 percent of the nearly 900 organizations interviewed had seen browser-based attacks jump 25 percent from the previous year. Browser-based attacks are those that take place when a Web page contains malicious code that can compromise a Web browser. @ More information on the CompTIA survey is at SM Online.
The 2014 Security Threat Report from Sophos explores the latest trends in cybersecurity and the most malicious threats to enterprises, government, and individuals on a global scale. The report looks at risks like targeted threats to financial accounts, Android malware, and the end of support updates for Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system.
Since 9-11, there have been more than 200 U.S.-based al Qaeda violent extremists arrested over a combination of 60-plus attempted and successful plots. In response, the Muslim Public Affairs Council has released the Safe Spaces Initiative: Tools for Developing Healthy Communities to help community leaders prevent extremist ideas from turning into dangerous actions.