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iCloud security flaw put iPhone, Mac passwords at risk

Read full post The security researcher said the bug could’ve gained access to an entire account’s iCloud Keychain.

/ July 21, 2017

Microsoft Rolls Out AI-based Security Risk Detection Tool

Read full post Microsoft Security Risk Detection leverages artificial intelligence to root out bugs in software before it’s released.

/ July 21, 2017

Something for the weekend? How about an Apple patch for BroadPwn?

Read full post Apple’s latest updates include a patch for the vulnerability that could have attacked your device’s wireless hardware

/ July 21, 2017

Hit the road – with your insurer and lender keeping an eye on your driving

Read full post How would you feel about your insurer or your finance company having access to data about your driving and where you go?

/ July 21, 2017

Dump the snake oil and show security researchers some respect

Read full post Hacker Summer Camp kicks off this weekend, and with many conferences, there’s a very noticeable “race to first” by marketing teams. In that race, marketers need to first revere the research and respect the researchers, especially heading...

/ July 21, 2017

Twitter says it’s cracking down on the abuse – but is it?

Read full post Twitter’s moves to tackle abuse on the platform seem to be making their mark – but there’s a way to go before everyone feels safe there

/ July 21, 2017

Dark Reading News Desk Live at Black Hat USA 2017

Read full post Over 40 interviews streaming live right from Black Hat USA, July 26-27, from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Eastern Time (11 – 4 P.T.).

/ July 21, 2017

Speed of Windows 10 Adoption Not Affected by WannaCry

Read full post WannaCry has motivated security teams to stay current on patching but Windows 10 adoption remains the same.

/ July 21, 2017

20 Questions for Improving SMB Security

Read full post Security leaders in small and medium-sized business who want to up their game need to first identify where they are now, then, where they want to go.

/ July 21, 2017

Watch out for the Android malware that snoops on your phone

Read full post GhostCtrl, being distributed by rogue versions designed to look like legitimate apps, can monitor what you do and lock up your device – beware!

/ July 21, 2017

ESET celebrates 30 years of innovation in IT security by giving away $30,000 to nonprofits

Read full post ESET are giving away a total of $30,000 in prize money to nonprofits to celebrate 30 years of continuous technological innovation in IT security. The post ESET celebrates 30 years of innovation in IT security by giving...

/ July 21, 2017

Global police swoop shutters Hansa and AlphaBay dark web markets

Read full post Two key marketplaces for illegal drugs go dark as it’s revealed that Dutch police secretly ran Hansa for a month during its investigation

/ July 21, 2017

Cyber News Rundown: Edition 7/20/17

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?...

/ July 21, 2017

Using DevOps to Move Faster than Attackers

Read full post Black Hat USA talk will discuss the practicalities of adjusting appsec tooling and practices in the age of DevOps.

/ July 20, 2017

Russian National Receives 5 Years In Jail For Role In ‘Citadel’ Attacks

Read full post Mark Vartanyan is the second individual to be sent to prison in connection with Citadel.

/ July 20, 2017

#HackTor: Tor Opens up its Bug Bounty Program

Read full post The popular identity-cloaking service has expanded its private, invite-only vulnerability discovery program to an open one via HackerOne.

/ July 20, 2017

Healthcare Industry Lacks Awareness of IoT Threat, Survey Says

Read full post Three-quarters of IT decision makers report they are “confident” or “very confident” that portable and connected medical devices are secure on their networks.

/ July 20, 2017

US Banks Targeted with Trickbot Trojan

Read full post Necurs botnet spreads Trickbot malware to US financial institutions, while new Emotet banking Trojan attacks discovered – signalling increasingly complex attacks on the industry.

/ July 20, 2017

Major Online Criminal Marketplaces AlphaBay and Hansa Shut Down

Read full post International law enforcement operations result in AlphaBay, the largest online marketplace for selling illegal goods from malware to herion, and Hansa, going dark.

/ July 20, 2017

News in brief: Street View goes out of this world; GoT fans warned on torrenting; Citadel man jailed

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

/ July 20, 2017

5 Pro Tips to Stay Secure at Black Hat and DEF CON 2017

Read full post The world’s leading information security events, Black Hat USA and DEF CON, are happening next week in Las Vegas. In its 20th year, Black Hat will bring over 15,000 IT and security pros together to discuss the...

/ July 20, 2017

ATM crooks up the ante by using infrared to steal your PIN

Read full post Using infrared for data transfer isn’t new, but finding an IR transmitter on an ATM in Oklahoma took law enforcement by surprise

/ July 20, 2017

“Orpheus’ Lyre” – where it came from, and what to do [VIDEO]

Read full post From how the “Orpheus’ Lyre” bug got its weird name all the way to what we can learn from it. No jargon, just plain English. Enjoy…

/ July 20, 2017

BEC Attacks Far More Lucrative than Ransomware over Past 3 Years

Read full post BEC fraud netted cyberthieves five times more profit than ransomware over a three-year period, according to Cisco’s midyear report released today.

/ July 20, 2017

Microsoft Office 365 Users Targeted in Brute Force Attacks

Read full post Attackers leveraged popular cloud service platforms to conduct persistent – and stealthy – login attempts on corporate Office 365 accounts.

/ July 20, 2017

DevOps & Security: Butting Heads for Years but Integration Is Happening

Read full post A combination of culture change, automation, tools and processes can bring security into the modern world where it can be as agile as other parts of IT.

/ July 20, 2017

Facebook has got your number – even if it’s not your number

Read full post Make sure you check which phone number you have associated with your Facebook account – if it’s assigned to someone else, they could take over your profile

/ July 20, 2017

Stantinko: A massive adware campaign operating covertly since 2012

Read full post Since the beginning of 2017, ESET has been conducting an investigation into a complex threat mainly targeting Russia and Ukraine. Stantinko has stood out. The post Stantinko: A massive adware campaign operating covertly since 2012 appeared first...

/ July 20, 2017

Tor network will pay you to hack it through new bug bounty program

Read full post Tor wants to find bugs which could compromise the identity of its users.

/ July 20, 2017

The inner workings of eight Apple iOS vulnerabilities exposed

Read full post A total of eight Apple iOS security flaws were discovered by a single researcher.

/ July 20, 2017

Profile of a Hacker: The Real Sabu

Read full post There are multiple stories about how the capture of the infamous Anonymous leader Sabu went down. Here’s one, and another about what he is doing today.

/ July 20, 2017

Citadel “mechanic” receives five year prison sentence

Read full post A Russian man has been sentenced to five years in prison for helping develop the Citadel malware, which was used to steal personal financial information. It cost more than $5 million in losses. The post Citadel “mechanic”...

/ July 20, 2017

Mid-year review: Have our security trends for 2017 become reality?

Read full post We are halfway through the year and it is a good opportunity to analyze the extent to which the ideas we gathered in the Trends 2017: Security Held Ransom report have come true. The post Mid-year review:...

/ July 20, 2017

Twitter users targeted by an army of 86,262 sex-starved bots

Read full post More than 30m wishful thinkers clicked on the links tweeted out by the bots – who were after your wallet rather than after your heart

/ July 20, 2017

BSidesLV: What’s on the agenda in Las Vegas

Read full post Dropping in to BSidesLV while you’re in Vegas? Come and see our data scientists talk about machine learning and the threats there – we’d love to say hi

/ July 20, 2017

Hackers strike ethereum again, slink away with over $30 million

Read full post The cryptocurrency has been dealt another serious blow with the second high-profile theft of the week.

/ July 20, 2017

Online Courses Projected to Drive Credit Card Fraud to $24B by 2018

Read full post An underground ecosystem provides cybercriminals with online tutorials, tools, and credit card data they need to commit fraud.

/ July 19, 2017

Russian man who helped build Citadel malware sentenced to 5 years

Read full post The lead prosecutor said the Russian man had cooperated with the US government “from the start.”

/ July 19, 2017

98% of Companies Favor Integrating Security with DevOps

Read full post A majority of companies are either planning or have launched an integrated DevOps and security team, a new report shows.

/ July 19, 2017