Month: April 2017

News in brief: Berners-Lee warns on privacy; drone complaints up sharply; space researchers seek volunteers

Read full post Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

/ April 4, 2017

McAfee’s Back as an Independent Security Firm

Read full post Security firm is no longer part of Intel Corp.

/ April 4, 2017

Cybercriminals ignore individuals, focus on holding the enterprise to ransom

Read full post More threat actors than ever are spending their time and effort on forcing businesses to pay up through encryption ransomware.

/ April 4, 2017

US visitors may be forced to turn over phones and passwords before they get visas

Read full post The plan, under the guise of “extreme vetting,” may apply to citizens from a wider selection of countries than first considered, such as the UK, France, and Germany.

/ April 4, 2017

The Power of the Crowd: 3 Approaches to Sharing Threat Intel

Read full post Crowdsourced intelligence can help you build a stronger, more informed cyberdefense. Here’s how.

/ April 4, 2017

Latest numbers indicate Android is now the most targeted mobile device

Read full post The bad guys are increasingly using potentially unwanted applications to sneak past security defences, warns Sophos Labs

/ April 4, 2017

IAAF: ‘Fancy Bear’ Sednit behind cyberattack

Read full post The IAAF has become the latest organization to fall victim to the cybercriminal gang Sednit. The post IAAF: ‘Fancy Bear’ Sednit behind cyberattack appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

/ April 4, 2017

Top 5 Dumbest Cyber Threats That Still Pay Off

Read full post Some hackers are fairly predictable in their successful use of really dumb attacks.

/ April 4, 2017

Wassenaar Arrangement: When small words have the power to shatter security

Read full post Katie Moussouris explains why a battle over wording could break the Internet’s ability to defend itself.

/ April 4, 2017

Cybercriminals Seized Control of Brazilian Bank for 5 Hours

Read full post Sophisticated heist compromised major bank’s entire DNS infrastructure.

/ April 4, 2017

Update your iPhone to avoid being hacked over Wi-Fi

Read full post Why risk breaking all the way into the phone if you can just hang around on the periphery and listen to all the data coming in and out?

/ April 4, 2017

Hackers Hit IAAF, Compromise Athlete Records

Read full post The IAAF is taking all measures to secure its network after an attack allegedly conducted by hacker group Fancy Bear.

/ April 4, 2017

Have security conferences become an ‘army of noise’?

Read full post Of the hundreds of security conferences, the vast majority are interchangeable in terms of content. Some up-and-coming events are reducing the noise, providing better opportunities for learners, and booking fresh faces on the main stage.

/ April 4, 2017

Minnesota pushes back against allowing ISPs to sell their users’ data

Read full post Bill would prohibit ISPs from refusing service to users who decline to share their data as Illinois ponders its own privacy-related legal moves

/ April 4, 2017

AIG Rolls Out Policy for Cyberthreat Coverage

Read full post Insurance firm AIG will now cover expenses related to extortion, cyber bullying, and other digital threats.

/ April 4, 2017

Trump signs law allowing ISPs to sell your browsing history

Read full post A law, blocking the implementation of privacy laws that would protect internet customers’ data from being sold without their permission, has been signed into law.

/ April 4, 2017

Half of Security Pros Ignore Some Important Alerts

Read full post Short-staffed, more than half of organizations admit they ignore alerts that should be investigated because they lack resources to handle the overflow.

/ April 4, 2017

Don’t pay for what is for free: Malicious Adobe Flash Player app found on Google Play

Read full post ESET researchers have discovered a malicious app at Google Play tricking its victims into paying €18 ($19) for Adobe Flash Player. The post Don’t pay for what is for free: Malicious Adobe Flash Player app found on...

/ April 4, 2017

Farmers are digging into the dark web to unearth patches for their tractors

Read full post Owners of John Deere tractors are the latest group to discover that they can’t do their own repairs thanks to proprietary software that limits fixes to approved outlets – so what does that mean for security?

/ April 4, 2017

When social media surveillance gets it very wrong

Read full post A an exercise to identify protesters potentially hostile to police via their hashtags is a lesson in the unintended consequences of social media surveillance

/ April 4, 2017

ATM hackers release cold, hard cash at the click of a remote button

Read full post The ATMitch heist has shown attackers are now able to remotely create an ATM tunnel to financial reward with little effort.

/ April 3, 2017

Hackers responsible for $80m bank heist show ‘no signs of stopping’

Read full post Lazarus, linked to the famous Bangladeshi bank heist, is probing Southeast Asia and Europe in the hunt for fresh targets.

/ April 3, 2017

News in brief: Norway deep-freezes data; firms ‘shelving GDPR plans’; Android overtakes Windows

Read full post Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

/ April 3, 2017

Ancient Moonlight Maze backdoor remerges as modern APT

Read full post Businesses worldwide are at risk of attack by an elderly APT twisted for modern purposes.

/ April 3, 2017

Reactive to Proactive: 7 Principles Of Intelligence-Driven Defense

Read full post Black Hat Asia keynote speaker and Net Square CEO Saumil Shah says bug bounty programs and reactive security techniques aren’t enough to protect your business.

/ April 3, 2017

To Attract and Retain Better Employees, Respect Their Data

Read full post A lack of privacy erodes trust that employees should have in management.

/ April 3, 2017

Russian-Speaking APT Recycles Code Used in ’90s Cyberattacks Against US

Read full post Researchers discover connection between Turla cyber espionage gang and wave of attacks against US government agencies in the 1990’s.

/ April 3, 2017

Facial recognition on Samsung’s new phone has already been cracked

Read full post Samsung’s latest phone, the Galaxy S8, offers facial recognition – and it’s already been beaten. We’ve got some advice on how to make sure your phone is secure

/ April 3, 2017

More than Half of Security Pros Rarely Change their Social Network Passwords

Read full post Survey finds IT security professionals don’t practice what they preach at work when it comes to their social network passwords.

/ April 3, 2017

AKBuilder, Microsoft Word Intruder exploiting Office RTF vulnerability

Read full post If you haven’t applied the latest patches to Microsoft Office, now is the time to do so – and while you’re at it, check that you’re not running Office with admin rights

/ April 3, 2017

Georgia Brothers Jailed for $540,000 Corporate Fraud

Read full post The two misused corporate registration information to order electronics from small businesses.

/ April 3, 2017

Tax Deadline Leads to Heightened Phishing Email Activities

Read full post IRS warns tax professionals to watch out for phishing email scams attempting to steal user credentials.

/ April 3, 2017

The right to privacy in the digital era

Read full post ESET’s Miguel Ángel Mendoza discusses the right to privacy in the digital era, which is an increasingly important issue. The post The right to privacy in the digital era appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

/ April 3, 2017

Unpatched zero-day flaw in IIS 6.0 leaves users with limited options

Read full post Unpatched vulnerability is an echo of how users failed to wean themselves off Windows XP after Microsoft stopped patching the OS

/ April 3, 2017

Twitter users hit out at confusing revamp of @ mentions

Read full post Twitter ignores users’ calls to tackle abuse to roll out confusing change to replies that make it more difficult to see who you’re talking to

/ April 3, 2017

Monday review – the hot 26 stories of the week

Read full post From the scam that knows all your details and the latest LastPass vulnerability to the four year old who used Siri to save a life, and more!

/ April 3, 2017