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Lies, damned lies and statistics*

Lies, damned lies and statistics* Posted by David Harley on July 29, 2015.I’m indebted to Clearswift (by way of the Register) for providing me with essential statistics on how much it would cost me to bribe someone to give me their company’s proprietary and customer data.Ap
Publish At:2015-07-30 05:50 | Read:2410 | Comments:0 | Tags:David Harley bribery exfiltration statistics surveys

How to Lie with Statistics: Information Security Edition

Numbers, statistics, pie charts and survey results are everywhere – especially in the information security space. Nevertheless, have you ever finished reading a vendor whitepaper or a research institution’s annual security report and the data presented just made your spidey sense tingle? You are probably sensing a manipulation of statistics, an age-old talen
Publish At:2015-04-17 01:05 | Read:3771 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Security Awareness bsides Information Secu

OS X Market Share Statistics: 1-in-5 Macs Still Unsupported

Net Applications recently released its latest statistics about the current operating system market share.As noted by Computerworld, this data indicates that Yosemite (OS X version 10.10, Apple's newest Mac operating system) has quickly jumped up the charts to become the most widely installed version of OS X on Macs in use today, now with nearly 45% of the Ma
Publish At:2015-01-21 22:00 | Read:3681 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Lion Mac Market Share Mavericks Mountain Lion Net Appl

AV-TEST estimates 12 million new malware variants per month

The Independent institute AV-Test issued an analysis that recorded 143 Million new malware samples in 2014 and 12 million new variants per month. The German independent IT security institute AV-Test has published an interesting statistic on the current diffusion of malicious code, the data reveal that experts noticed 12 millio
Publish At:2015-01-17 10:40 | Read:3504 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware AV-TEST malware statistics

Victims of Cyberbullying Doubled According to Latest Statistics

Ditch the Label, an anti-bullying charity organization based on Brighton, UK and member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, published their annual study called “The Wireless Report (2014)”, revealing that the number of victims of cyberbullying in the UK doubled within the last year. As more and more children are getting connected, possibly without proper briefing
Publish At:2014-12-12 23:15 | Read:3386 | Comments:0 | Tags:Online Security cyberbullying online study statistics

Corporate Credentials Protection: Do You Know Where Your Passwords Are?

Last month, I opined on how to protect corporate credentials in the wake of the loss of 1.2 billion usernames and passwords to Russian hackers. I threw down a gauntlet and challenged all to answer why we can continue to allow these types of attacks on passwords to hurt our enterprises. Although many organizations have a policy that prohibits reusing corporat
Publish At:2014-09-30 05:20 | Read:3777 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network & Endpoint Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attacker

Working With the Darkleech Bitly Data

Data Driven Security took the time to analyze the raw data that I published in my recent post on Sucuri blog about how I used Bitly data to understand the scale of the Darkleech infection. In their article, they have a few questions about data formats, meaning of certain fields and some inconsistencies, so I’ll try to answer their questions here and ex
Publish At:2014-08-15 20:40 | Read:3883 | Comments:0 | Tags:General Bitly Darkleech data statistics

Check how much do you type with WhatPulse on Linux

 If, like me, you are a statistics freak you must install this small application on all your computers: WhatPulse The software tracks a user’s pressed keys, mouse clicks and used bandwidth and the uptime of the system. Periodically, or by hand, the user can upload to the server the number of keystrokes made; this is called “pulsing”. Users
Publish At:2014-08-10 17:14 | Read:4551 | Comments:0 | Tags:Reviews keyboard linux statistics uptime whatpulse


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