Profile of Mathew J. Schwartz
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Mathew Schwartz served as the InformationWeek information security reporter from 2010 until mid-2014.
Articles by Mathew J. Schwartz
posted in June 2010
Defenses against the HellRTS Trojan were included -- but not documented -- in the Mac OS X 10.6.4 update this week.
Growing corporate use of Twitter, Facebook, and cloud-based applications are creating new e-discovery demands, but c-level awareness of risks remains scarce.
Poor password security and rampant reuse means less-secure Web sites are a gateway to high-value targets for attackers.
Next-generation firewalls are increasingly blending not just packet inspection, but also IPS, policy enforcement, and better security intelligence.
The goal is to prevent a performance hit from 100 virtual desktops all scanning and "phoning home" at once.
No patches yet while exploits are actively targeting Adobe's Flash, Acrobat and Acrobat Reader
The majority of Panda's virus, worm, malware, and Trojan signatures are stored in the cloud, reducing PC processing requirements.
CyberSpy is barred from advertising that its kelogger can be installed on a PC without the owner's knowledge.
Spread via status messages, there's no mention of the 'likejacking' attack on Facebook's security page.
Rootkits like the proof-of-concept developed by researchers could be used for eavesdropping or forcing smartphones to reveal its GPS coordinates.
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