Month: December 2017

Man blocks employer’s tracking with chip packet, plays 140 rounds of golf

Read full post Funny thing, Tom – the company’s GPS tracker says you didn’t show up at the work sites. Plus your PDA’s kind of greasy.

/ December 4, 2017

The Rising Dangers of Unsecured IoT Technology

Read full post As government regulation looms, the security industry must take a leading role in determining whether the convenience of the Internet of Things is worth the risk and compromise of unsecured devices.

/ December 4, 2017

Tips for Writing Better Infosec Job Descriptions

Read full post Security leaders frustrated with their talent search may be searching for the wrong skills and qualifications.

/ December 4, 2017

Hacked IV Pumps and Digital Smart Pens Can Lead to Data Breaches

Read full post Researcher to reveal IoT medical device dangers at Black Hat Europe this week.

/ December 4, 2017

Proposed law would jail execs who fail to report data breaches

Read full post The Senate’s looking at YOU, Uber!

/ December 4, 2017

PayPal’s TIO Networks reveals data breach impacted 1.6 million users

Read full post The company says evidence of “unauthorized access” has appeared during a recent investigation.

/ December 4, 2017

Fancy what? Fancy where? Oh, Fancy BEAR! [Chet Chat Podcast 266]

Read full post Here’s the latest episode of the Chet Chat podcast…enjoy!

/ December 4, 2017

Monday review – the hot 22 stories of the week

Read full post Get yourself up to date with everything we’ve written in the last seven days – it’s weekly roundup time.

/ December 4, 2017

NSA employee pleads guilty after stolen classified data landed in Russian hands

Read full post The classified data was later collected by Kaspersky software running on the staffer’s home computer.

/ December 1, 2017

Coinbase ordered to turn over customer records to IRS

Read full post A federal district court in California has ordered Coinbase to turn over three years worth of identifying records on more than 14,000 of its customers to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

/ December 1, 2017

Former IT manager used employer’s computer to view child abuse

Read full post He pleaded guilty to one count of computer intrusion and one count of accessing a computer in order to view child abuse imagery.

/ December 1, 2017

RFID repeater used to steal Mercedes with keys locked inside a house

Read full post Relay attacks intercept a fob’s signals, trick the car into unlocking, and can even be used to drive it away, without a key or a scratch.

/ December 1, 2017

Deception: Why It’s Not Just Another Honeypot

Read full post The technology has made huge strides in evolving from limited, static capabilities to adaptive, machine learning deception.

/ December 1, 2017

Security Geek Gift Guide

Read full post Fun gifts for cybersecurity co-workers and bosses alike.

/ December 1, 2017

Sallie Mae CISO: 4 Technologies That Will Shape IT Security

Read full post ‘The world as we know it will vanish,’ according to Jerry Archer.

/ December 1, 2017

Microsoft defends Windows 10 against ASLR criticism

Read full post It’s one of the oldest debates in software: is it a bug or a feature?

/ December 1, 2017

NHS’s cyber-defenses to get a £20 million shot in the arm

Read full post The health service is now on the lookout for a partner to help run the project, having invited interested parties to tender for a contract that is set to run for three to five years. The new...

/ December 1, 2017

National Credit Federation leaked US citizen data through unsecured AWS bucket

Read full post Tens of thousands of customers of the credit repair service are believed to be affected.

/ December 1, 2017

Europol smashes global ATM skimmer ring

Read full post Operation Neptune has cracked down on ATM skimming crime across Europe and beyond.

/ December 1, 2017

Qualys snaps up NetWatcher security assets

Read full post The acquisition is intended as a way to augment Qualys cloud security solutions.

/ December 1, 2017

Cyber News Rundown: Edition 12/01/17

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 questions? Just...

/ December 1, 2017

Cyber News Rundown: Edition 11/30/17

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 questions? Just...

/ December 1, 2017