Month: October 2017

Bad Rabbit: Not-Petya is back with improved ransomware

Read full post A new ransomware outbreak today has hit some major infrastructure in Ukraine including Kiev metro. Here are some details about this new variant of Petya. The post Bad Rabbit: Not-Petya is back with improved ransomware appeared first...

/ October 24, 2017

New Cybercrime Insurance Policy Protects the ‘High Net Worth’ Set

Read full post Rubica is offering its active subscribers a $1 million cybersecurity insurance policy via its partner PURE Starling.

/ October 24, 2017

Finding Your Appetite for Security Automation (and Why That’s Important)

Read full post Yes, automation is becoming increasingly critical. But before you go all-in, determine the level that’s right for your company.

/ October 24, 2017

10 Steps for Stretching Your IT Security Budget

Read full post When the budget gods decline your request for an increase, here are 10 ways to stretch that dollar.

/ October 24, 2017

How to get a job in cybersecurity

Read full post 5 things that can help you get a career in cybersecurity if you don’t have any security experience

/ October 24, 2017

Kiev metro hit with a new variant of the infamous Diskcoder ransomware

Read full post Public sources have confirmed that computer systems in the Kiev Metro, Odessa naval port, Odessa airport, Ukrainian ministries of infrastructure and finance, and also a number of organizations in Russia are among the affected organizations. The post...

/ October 24, 2017

Twitter reveals plan for tackling abuse. Again.

Read full post A leaked memo detailed Twitter’s latest attempt to crack down on trolls.

/ October 24, 2017

US-CERT: hackers are targeting our critical infrastructure

Read full post US-CERT doesn’t often go public with warnings about cyber threats to critical infrastructure. So, why now?

/ October 24, 2017

Why Patching Software Is Hard: Technical Challenges

Read full post Huge companies like Equifax can stumble over basic technical issues. Here’s why.

/ October 24, 2017

One-Third of Businesses Can’t Keep Up with Cloud Security

Read full post One in three organizations cannot maintain security as cloud and container environments expand.

/ October 24, 2017

Opera, Vivaldi Co-Founder Talks Internet Privacy

Read full post Most people don’t understand the extent to which their personal information is at risk, says Jon von Tetzchner, who founded the Opera and Vivaldi browser firms.

/ October 24, 2017

Hackers hit plastic surgery, threaten to release patient list and photographs

Read full post Other cosmetic surgeries who wish to avoid hackers damage their public image would be wise to invest properly in security now, or face the consequences later. The post Hackers hit plastic surgery, threaten to release patient list...

/ October 24, 2017

New Tool Debuts for Hacking Back at Hackers in Your Network

Read full post Deception technology firm Cymmetria offers a new offense option for defenders.

/ October 24, 2017

After quietly infecting a million devices, Reaper botnet set to be worse than Mirai

Read full post Reaper is on track to become one of the largest botnets recorded in recent years — and yet nobody seems to know what it will do or when. But researchers say the damage could be bigger than...

/ October 24, 2017

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Twitter Chats part 3

Read full post In the first two parts of our series we have looked at the role an everyday internet user has in making the internet a safer place, and ID theft. This time around we focus on the role...

/ October 24, 2017

Unpatched Bugs Rampant on Mobile Devices in Financial Services Firms

Read full post More than a quarter of mobile devices used by financial services employees carry known vulnerabilities, according to a recent report.

/ October 23, 2017

US Critical Infrastructure Target of Russia-Linked Cyberattacks

Read full post Attacks have been under way since May, targeting energy, nuclear, aviation, water, and manufacturing, FBI and DHS say.

/ October 23, 2017

Windows 10 Update Aims to Block Attackers’ Behavior

Read full post Microsoft protects machines from common attacker behaviors with security updates in Windows 10.

/ October 23, 2017

Kaspersky Lab Offers Up its Source Code for Inspection

Read full post Beleaguered security vendor fights back against Russian-spying claims with new transparency program aimed at assuaging concerns.

/ October 23, 2017

Just say “No!” – how to stop the DDE email attack [VIDEO]

Read full post The DDE attack sounds scary – no macros, no tell-tale scripts, no attachment needed. Learn what to look for and how to stop an attack.

/ October 23, 2017

Facebook security chief stands by “college campus” comments

Read full post Stamos took to Twitter to clarify his leaked remarks

/ October 23, 2017

What the KRACK was that? [Chet Chat Podcast 264]

Read full post Live from BSides Calgary in Alberta, Canada, here’s this week’s Chet Chat podcast…

/ October 23, 2017

Security Training & Awareness: 3 Big Myths

Read full post The once-overwhelming consensus that security awareness programs are invaluable is increasingly up for debate.

/ October 23, 2017

Arm announces PSA security architecture for IoT devices

Read full post Arm hopes the adoption of its new PSA system will help protect trillions of connected devices in the future.

/ October 23, 2017

Fake cryptocurrency trading apps on Google Play

Read full post With all the hype around cryptocurrencies, cybercriminals are trying to grab whatever new opportunity they can – be it hijacking users’ computing power to mine cryptocurrencies via browsers or by compromising unpatched machines, or various scam schemes...

/ October 23, 2017

Microsoft tears into Chrome security as patching feud continues

Read full post Everybody wins as Google and Microsoft’s security one-upmanship continues

/ October 23, 2017

Kaspersky Lab tries to claw back trust with transparency initiative

Read full post The company has promised independent source code reviews and increased bug bounty rewards in the future.

/ October 23, 2017

Monday review – the hot 20 stories of the week

Read full post From Wi-Fi targeting KRACK attack and Microsoft’s Edge smoking out Google Chrome to the IRS’s warning about your identity, and more!

/ October 23, 2017

Pay with Google launched to speed up online payments

Read full post Google’s online payments system is designed to speed up purchases and reduce failure rates.

/ October 23, 2017

Black Hat USA

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/ October 22, 2017

US warns of ongoing attacks on energy firms and critical infrastructure

Read full post The US Department of Homeland Security and FBI have warned that hackers are actively targeting government departments, and firms working in the energy, nuclear, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors. The post US warns of ongoing attacks...

/ October 22, 2017

Office DDE attack works in Outlook too – here’s what to do

Read full post DDE attacks can be run from within Outlook emails and calendar invites

/ October 22, 2017

Veracode: 75% Oo Apps Have at Least One Vulnerability on Initial Scan

Read full post But developers not the only ones to blame, company says.

/ October 20, 2017

The Week in Crypto: Bad News for SSH, WPA2, RSA & Privacy

Read full post KRACK, ROCO, exposed SSH keys and the European Commission’s loosey-goosey stance on backdoors have made it a rough week for cryptography. Here’s your wrap-up on the best of the worst.

/ October 20, 2017

Hack-back bill would legalize companies hacking their attackers

Read full post What could possibly go wrong?

/ October 20, 2017

What’s coming next in the world of malware? [VIDEO]

Read full post We asked one of the world’s top threat reasearchers, “What next?” Here’s his fascinating reply…

/ October 20, 2017

Google’s Advanced Protection Program: extra security at a cost

Read full post How much hassle would you put up with to make your account more secure?

/ October 20, 2017

5 ways to do 15 minutes of cybersecurity without a computer

Read full post Taking a ‘tech free’ 15 minutes doesn’t mean taking 15 minutes off, you’ve got computers to protect!

/ October 20, 2017

How to Talk to the C-Suite about Malware Trends

Read full post There is no simple answer to the question ‘Are we protected against the latest brand-name malware attack?’ But there is a smart one.

/ October 20, 2017