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LONDON: Okta has announced the findings of its inaugural Businesses at Work report. Based on data compiled from Okta’s network of 4,000 pre-integrated applications and millions of daily authentications and verifications worldwide, the 35-page Businesses at Work report details how we get work done today and the preferences of IT leaders, employees and developers. A full version of the report is available at okta.com/Businesses-At-Work/2015-08.

"Provocatively, not a single of all the appointments made by this jihadist has come from the South East!"


"all dis sack, sack, sack, i hope buhari no go sack my papa & bring a man from daura to be my dad."

- Otunba Alao Oriowo from Facebook.

 

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  1. A DDoS attack against the website Mumsnet has allowed hackers access to the website and it has been reported that:
  2. Posts on the site have been re-edited without their authors’ permission
  3. Messages are appearing on the site's forums that were not written by the owners of the accounts that they were posted under
  4. Users are being redirected to external sites

In response to the news that security researchers have warned about a new DDoS amplification attack threat, which only exists because too many users are failing to follow basic safeguards, I have the below comments from Ofer Gayer, security researcher, Imperva:

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has published revisions to two of its Lone Worker guides.

The revisions have been made to Form 144 – A Guide to Buying a Lone Worker Service and Form 288 – Lone Workers – An Employer’s Guide, to reflect recent changes in the Lone Worker services market.

One of MWR InfoSecurity's Singapore based researchers, Yong Chuan Koh, recently published an advisory on a Microsoft Office vulnerability.

Despite MS now patching, I think the fact that it was being exploited in the wild makes it an interesting story. I asked Yong the following questions:

Stephen Coty, chief security evangelist at Alert Logic has been mining the leaked data from the Ashley Madison breach and has discovered that over 14,000 government officials' information has been compromised. Please see below for commentary.