Month: July 2017

Blame shoddy security for UK parliament hack, says report

Read full post Without two-factor authentication, there was nothing stopping hackers from using stolen passwords.

/ July 6, 2017

Symantec to Buy ‘Browser Isolation’ Firm Fireglass

Read full post Fireglass’s emerging Web security technology will become modular component in Symantec’s Integrated Cyber Defense Platform.

/ July 6, 2017

Everything you need to know about the latest variant of Petya

Read full post The latest global cyberattack, detected by ESET as Win32 / Diskcoder.C, considered a variant of Petya, once again highlights the reality outdated systems and insufficient security solutions are still widespread. The post Everything you need to know...

/ July 6, 2017

Why doctors using SnapChat to send scans is not the problem

Read full post It’s not so much the app the doctors are using, it’s that they’re using it to sidestep the official channels

/ July 6, 2017

[Strategic Security Report] Assessing Cybersecurity Risk

Read full post As cyber attackers become more sophisticated and enterprise defenses become more complex, many enterprises are faced with a complicated question: what is the risk of an IT security breach? This report delivers insight on how today’s enterprises...

/ July 5, 2017

The Impact of a Security Breach 2017

Read full post Despite the escalation of cybersecurity staffing and technology, enterprises continue to suffer data breaches and compromises at an alarming rate. How do these breaches occur? How are enterprises responding, and what is the impact of these compromises...

/ July 5, 2017

Updates to NotPetya Lead to Server Seizure at Ukrainian Software Firm

Read full post Police seized servers from Ukraine’s Intellect Service as the country scrambles to control a cyberattack allegedly conducted by advanced hackers.

/ July 5, 2017

News in brief: cryptocurrency exchange hacked; laptop ban further eased; AA under fire over data breach

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

/ July 5, 2017

‘Crackas With Attitude’ Hacker Sentenced for Targeting Government Officials

Read full post A North Carolina man known as ‘Incursio’ goes to prison for hacking government systems as well as senior government officials.

/ July 5, 2017

Illinois poised to ban geolocation tracking without consent

Read full post Great news, right? But is it a waste of time, or a welcome step towards greater privacy?

/ July 5, 2017

Researchers Build Firewall to Deflect SS7 Attacks

Read full post Security researchers will release an open-source SS7 firewall at Black Hat USA that aims to bolster security of mobile operators’ core networks.

/ July 5, 2017

Bad things happen to good people – but you can help stop that

Read full post Who gets targeted by scammers, and how can we help them? We’ve got some tips to help you help others

/ July 5, 2017

Avoiding the Dark Side of AI-Driven Security Awareness

Read full post Can artificial intelligence bring an end to countless hours of boring, largely ineffective user training? Or will it lead to a surveillance state within our information infrastructures?

/ July 5, 2017

How did some Ethereum users find themselves with empty wallets?

Read full post There’s nothing you can do to protect yourself if domain admins haven’t taken some necessary security steps

/ July 5, 2017

News in brief: China tightens Great Firewall; student charged over DDoS attacks; health data posted online

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

/ July 4, 2017

GDPR: who needs to hire a data protection officer?

Read full post The clock is ticking to GDPR – here’s our guide to the role of a data protection officer and whether you need to hire one

/ July 4, 2017

Health trust rapped on illegal use of patient data in Google AI deal

Read full post A deal between a healthcare trust and Google’s DeepMind project to be much smarter about diagnosis and prevention could have been a good thing – so what went wrong?

/ July 4, 2017

UK teenager charged for supplying malware used in global attacks

Read full post The 18-year-old allegedly took part in attacks against NatWest, the BBC, Amazon, and others.

/ July 4, 2017

Analysis of TeleBots’ cunning backdoor

Read full post This article reveals details about the initial infection vector that was used during the DiskCoder.C outbreak. The post Analysis of TeleBots’ cunning backdoor appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

/ July 4, 2017

News in brief: drone scare halts flights; laptop ban eased; Samsung to sell Galaxy Note 7

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

/ July 3, 2017

This $1,699 “secure PC” will self-destruct if tampered with

Read full post The hardened PC also comes with Windows, Ubuntu, or the security-focused Qubes OS.

/ July 3, 2017

When is public information not public? When LinkedIn says so

Read full post A start-up is challenging LinkedIn on access to users’ public profiles – how do you feel about your public data being used in this way?

/ July 3, 2017

The Problem with Data

Read full post The sheer amount of data that organizations collect makes it both extremely valuable and dangerous. Business leaders must do everything possible to keep it safe.

/ July 3, 2017

Monday review – the hot 24 stories of the week

Read full post From the Petya outbreak and Gmail’s promised to stop scanning to Snapchat sharing your location, and more!

/ July 3, 2017

Two-factor authentication: An underutilized security measure in businesses

Read full post ESET’s Josep Albors discusses two-factor authentication, which is an underutilized security measure in businesses all over the world. The post Two-factor authentication: An underutilized security measure in businesses appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

/ July 3, 2017

Breach at US nuclear plants raises concerns in wake of Petya

Read full post With Chernobyl among those hit by Petya and the US breach, concerns are rising about the potential effect of weaponised exploits being used against nuclear energy infrastructure

/ July 3, 2017

Want to see Trump’s airport vision in action? Israel already has you covered

Read full post Israel’s eye-watering security standards could soon become the norm for passengers traveling to the US.

/ July 3, 2017

More Automation. More #MSProfits.

Read full post Savvy MSPs know that automation improves efficiency and strengthens their bottom line. In a nutshell, automation enables an MSP to reduce the amount of time its technicians spend handling routine or repetitive tasks, thus cutting costs for...

/ July 1, 2017