Month: June 2017

8 Things Every Security Pro Should Know About GDPR

Read full post Organizations that handle personal data on EU citizens will soon need to comply with new privacy rules. Are you ready?

/ June 30, 2017

With a single wiretap order, US authorities listened in on 3.3 million phone calls

Read full post The order was carried out in 2016 as part of a federal narcotics investigation.

/ June 30, 2017

News in brief: Germany to levy €50m fines on social media; Facebook drone success; hacker offers Petya help

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

/ June 30, 2017

8tracks Hit With Breach of 18 Million Accounts

Read full post Hackers attack Internet radio user database, gaining access to email addresses and encrypted passwords.

/ June 30, 2017

Happy 50th birthday, hole-in-the-wall cash machines!

Read full post As the ATM celebrates its half-century, we look at the various ingenious ways in which crooks have tried to crack the ubiquitous machine

/ June 30, 2017

Vulnerabilities Found in German e-Government Communication Library

Read full post Researchers find critical flaws in secure communications protocol used in areas including population registration, justice and public health systems.

/ June 30, 2017

Cyber News Rundown: Edition 6/30/17

Read full post The Cyber News Rundown brings you the latest happenings in cyber news weekly. Who am I? I’m Connor Madsen, a Webroot Threat Research Analyst, and a guy with a passion for all things security. Any more questions?...

/ June 30, 2017

US Tech Companies Argued to Maintain Russia Spy Agency Ties

Read full post US technology companies lobbied the US government to create exceptions for a ban on business relationships with Russia’s Federal Security Service.

/ June 30, 2017

The Case for Crowdsourcing Security Buying Decisions

Read full post Why our industry needs a sharing platform with open and transparent access to peer knowledge, meaningful metrics, and transparency around security products and services

/ June 30, 2017

TeleBots are back: supply-chain attacks against Ukraine

Read full post This blogpost reveals many details about the Diskcoder.C (aka ExPetr or NotPetya) outbreak and related information about previously unpublished attacks. The post TeleBots are back: supply-chain attacks against Ukraine appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

/ June 30, 2017

Workplace social media security: 5 questions answered

Read full post Workplace social media security is undoubtedly important for many businesses. In this feature, we answer five key questions relating to it. The post Workplace social media security: 5 questions answered appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

/ June 30, 2017

‘Risk’ shines uncompromising spotlight on Julian Assange

Read full post A new film about Wikileaks should please those who believe in its importance – but doesn’t please the activist group’s founder

/ June 30, 2017

CIA contractors fired for stealing from hacked IoT snack machines

Read full post Some things really, really shouldn’t be turned into IoT devices – including vending machines

/ June 30, 2017

Decrypting the Motivations Behind NotPetya/ExPetr/GoldenEye

Read full post Experts discuss the methods and targets involved in this week’s massive malware outbreak to figure out what motivated attackers.

/ June 29, 2017

Kaspersky Lab Faces More U.S. Scrutiny Over Potential Russian Govt. Influence

Read full post Lawmaker proposes ban on DoD use of Moscow-based security vendor’s products.

/ June 29, 2017

Hacking Factory Robot Arms for Sabotage, Fun & Profit

Read full post Black Hat talk will discuss how hackers could take over robotic arms, create micro-defects in products, and open up a new world of subtle blackmail.

/ June 29, 2017

Facebook gives moderators “full access” to user accounts suspected of terror links

Read full post Big problem: Facebook and others have refused to define what “terrorism” is.

/ June 29, 2017

News in brief: PCs’ PCs still running XP; bug-hunters cashing in; airport security stepped up

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

/ June 29, 2017

Hacking nuclear submarines – how likely is the nightmare scenario?

Read full post Nuclear submarines run on Windows XP – but is that the ships’ weakest point?

/ June 29, 2017

Doxing, DoS & Defacement: Today’s Mainstream Hacktivism Tools

Read full post Anyone can get angry at you and become a hacktivist. Here’s how to protect your organization from these increasingly common cyber attacks.

/ June 29, 2017

New to iOS 11? Change these privacy and security settings right now

Read full post Before you do anything on your iPhone or iPad, you should lock it down. This is how you do it.

/ June 29, 2017

Why Enterprise Security Needs a New Focus

Read full post The WannaCry ransomware attack shows patching and perimeter defenses aren’t enough. Enterprises should combine preventative measures with threat detection tactics.

/ June 29, 2017

IoT Vulns Draw Biggest Bug Bounty Payouts

Read full post As bug bounty programs become more popular outside of the technology sector, IoT vulnerabilities are yielding the highest payouts for bug hunters, according to two reports released Wednesday.

/ June 29, 2017

Facial recognition: it’s much more widespread than you might think

Read full post From dating apps to scanning faces in a football crowd, the AI-driven technology is increasingly ubiquitous – but it’s not without its problems

/ June 29, 2017

How To (And Not To) Make the Online Trust Honor Roll

Read full post Five websites generated the highest score in their sector for the 2017 Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll. Here is what it takes to get there and be listed among the Online Trust Alliance’s Top 50

/ June 29, 2017

How to make a strong password

Read full post Passwords are often the first line of defense in protecting our personal and financial information, so it pays to have a strong, long and complex password (and easy to remember). Our one minute guide shows you how....

/ June 29, 2017

Who was to blame for what looked like a DDoS attack on the AA? That would be … the AA

Read full post AA members not unreasonably complied when they received an email warning them to change their passwords … but the AA’s servers couldn’t cope

/ June 29, 2017

US reveals new airport security measures to avoid expanding laptop ban

Read full post The new decree may make life easier for travelers, but certainly not for airlines.

/ June 29, 2017

$71 Million Restitution Owed for Hacking, Fraud Scheme

Read full post Convicted money launderer Muhammad Sohail Qasmani is sentenced to 4 years in prison, and will share the hefty payout with other co-conspirators convicted in the conspiracy.

/ June 28, 2017

Half of Ransomware Victims Suffer Repeat Attacks

Read full post Half of ransomware victims are likely to get hit again as threat actors change their strategies to target servers and accelerate the spread of ransomware.

/ June 28, 2017

Telegram Agrees to Register Messaging App With Russia

Read full post The messaging app company will comply with Russia’s registration mandate but not share confidential user data, founder says.

/ June 28, 2017

After Cyber Attack, FedEx Temporarily Halts Trading of Its Shares

Read full post An attack at subsidiary TNT Express may disrupt FedEx’s push to hit a record-high share price.

/ June 28, 2017

New Petya ransomware: everything you wanted to know (but were afraid to ask)

Read full post Your questions about the new Petya ransomware answered – and your chance to ask us more.

/ June 28, 2017

From floppy disks to deep freeze: what’s the best way to store data?

Read full post Still got a Zip drive? What about a CD? Are you sure you’ll be able to access the data stored on those? We take a look at what’s being done to keep information safe for future generations

/ June 28, 2017

News in brief: Wimbledon adds AI; four arrested over support scams; Russia threatens to block Telegram

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

/ June 28, 2017

Beer + bitter former field engineer = hacked smart water meters

Read full post The story of Adam Flanagan, who’s been jailed for hacking, is a reminder to companies to revoke access to networks when they sack a disgruntled employee

/ June 28, 2017

Researchers Find ‘Vaccine’ for Global Ransomware Attack

Read full post A vaccine, not a killswitch, has been discovered to prevent the Petya/NotPetya ransomware from infecting machines.

/ June 28, 2017

Remote code execution flaws exposed in Kaspersky Server software

Read full post Core Security’s advisory reveals a number of dangerous vulnerabilities in the antivirus server solution.

/ June 28, 2017

Defining Security: The Difference Between Safety & Privacy

Read full post Words matter, especially if you are making a case for new security measures, state-of-the-art technology or personnel.

/ June 28, 2017

Petya: The poison behind the latest ransomware attack

Read full post Unpatched Windows machines are getting hammered again by a new ransomware attacker.

/ June 28, 2017