Month: October 2017

70% of US Employees Lack Security and Privacy Awareness

Read full post Acceptable use of social media and adherence to workplace physical security drops, new survey shows.

/ October 3, 2017

Equifax ex-chief admits responsibility ‘starts at the top’ for devastating data breach

Read full post Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith says the data breach shouldn’t have happened on his watch.

/ October 3, 2017

US violated spy laws ‘hundreds’ of times in the past decade

Read full post Congress has until the end of the year to reauthorize the controversial surveillance law, which has been at the center of hundreds of constitutional violations over the past decade.

/ October 3, 2017

WhatsApp is among the most blacklisted apps in the enterprise

Read full post These apps, among others, apparently pose a serious threat to business security.

/ October 3, 2017

WhatsApp, WinZip among the most blacklisted apps in the enterprise

Read full post These apps, among others, apparently pose a serious threat to business security.

/ October 3, 2017

How a Twitter troll was slain

Read full post After two months tracking down the troll, what does Foxlin think of Twitter support? “Twitter support was a bot”

/ October 3, 2017

How forgetting to renew a domain name cost $3m

Read full post If only they’d hit auto-renew

/ October 3, 2017

ESET at Virus Bulletin 2017

Read full post The annual Virus Bulletin International Conference takes place in Madrid, Spain this October and ESET will be well represented across the three-day event. The post ESET at Virus Bulletin 2017 appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

/ October 3, 2017

Google exposes seven severe flaws in Dnsmasq

Read full post The DNS software package is often found in Linux distributions, routers, and IoT devices.

/ October 3, 2017

The State of Ransomware

Read full post Ransomware has become one of the most prevalent new cybersecurity threats faced by today’s enterprises. This new report from Dark Reading includes feedback from IT and IT security professionals about their organization’s ransomware experiences, defense plans, and...

/ October 2, 2017

Equifax: Number of US Breach Victims Rises to 145.5 Million

Read full post Credit bureau provides update on its breach investigation.

/ October 2, 2017

FBI Won’t Have to Reveal iPhone-Cracking Tool Used in Terror Case

Read full post Revealing vendor’s name and pricing details a threat to national security, DC court says.

/ October 2, 2017

Bitcoin’s soft and vulnerable underbelly

Read full post Your bitcoins are only as safe as your private key

/ October 2, 2017

3 simple steps to online safety

Read full post It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month, so here are 3 simple steps to make you more #CyberAware…

/ October 2, 2017

News in brief: Whole Foods holed; Facebook face lock; Mining malware

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

/ October 2, 2017

Google Tightens Web Security for 45 TLDs with HSTS

Read full post Google broadens HTTPS Strict Transport Security to Top Level Domains under its control and makes them secure by default.

/ October 2, 2017

How to improve your iPhone or iPad battery life with iOS 11

Read full post New to iOS 11? Here’s how you can conserve your battery power with the latest software update.

/ October 2, 2017

5 IT Practices That Put Enterprises at Risk

Read full post No one solution will keep you 100% protected, but if you avoid these common missteps, you can shore up your security posture.

/ October 2, 2017

UK National Lottery knocked offline by DDoS attack

Read full post The UK National Lottery website and smartphone app are taken offline as a DDoS attack strikes. The post UK National Lottery knocked offline by DDoS attack appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

/ October 2, 2017

Global Cyber Security Month 2017

Read full post European Cyber Security Month and similar events, give cybersecurity companies the opportunity to reach out to the masses and get them involved. The post Global Cyber Security Month 2017 appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

/ October 2, 2017

Weakness In Windows Defender Lets Malware Slip Through Via SMB Shares

Read full post CyberArk says the manner in which Defender scans for malicious executables in SMB shares gives attackers an opening.

/ October 2, 2017

Government demands for Apple and Google data keep on climbing

Read full post Law enforcement agencies and governments haven’t lost their taste for data from the two tech titans’ devices, users and accounts.

/ October 2, 2017

FBI’s secret iPhone hacking tool must stay under wraps, court rules

Read full post That’s it, case closed: the media companies that filed a Freedom of Information Act request can’t appeal

/ October 2, 2017

Monday review – the hot 20 stories of the week

Read full post From the Facebook spy hoax and the mass-spoofing of ships’ GPS in the Black Sea to the password-beaming software flaw, and more!

/ October 2, 2017

FBI allowed to keep secret details of iPhone hacking tool, court rules

Read full post The case sparked months of legal tension between Apple and the FBI, before federal agents eventually bought a hacking tool to break into a terrorist’s iPhone.

/ October 1, 2017