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Most Commented Content posted in August 2018
Microsoft Outlook Backdoor Amped Up by Russia-Linked Group
Larry Loeb  
8/28/2018   42 comments
The Russia-linked Turla group uses PDF attachments to email messages to exfiltrate data, according to ESET.
Researcher Finds Way to Bypass SOP Within Microsoft Edge Browser
Larry Loeb  
8/3/2018   41 comments
For years, SOP has made sure that browsing stays safe by isolating different websites. Now, a researcher found a way around the protocol within Microsoft's Edge browser.
Sophisticated Malvertising Campaign Involves 10,000 WordPress Sites
Larry Loeb  
8/1/2018   25 comments
A CheckPoint study has uncovered a complex malvertising schemes that involves more than 10,000 WordPress-hosted sites, and an ecosystem of ad-networks and resellers.
Data Leaks Via Smart Light Bulbs? Believe It
Larry Loeb  
8/29/2018   24 comments
Researchers from the University of Texas at San Antonio have shown it's possible to exfiltrate data from a smart-bulb system. But there's no need to go back to candles just yet.
Spam at 40: Still a Robust Security Threat in Middle Age
Jeffrey Burt  
8/6/2018   15 comments
Four decades after the first such email was sent, attackers are still using spam to deliver their malware.
Check Point: Fax Machines, Networks Vulnerable to Attack
Jeffrey Burt  
8/17/2018   12 comments
Researchers for the cybersecurity company found a way to exploit vulnerabilities in the fax system of an HP OfficeJet inkjet all-in-one printer to gain access to all systems on a network.
IETF Makes Transport Layer Security Version 1.3 Official
Larry Loeb  
8/15/2018   11 comments
TLS 1.3 is now the industry standard for secure Internet connections via HTTPS.
Electrical Grid Attack via IoT Devices Successfully Simulated
Larry Loeb  
8/21/2018   9 comments
Researchers have successfully simulated an attack on an electrical power grid that employs IoT devices to trigger a blackout.
Five IoT Endpoint Security Recommendations for the Enterprise
Alan Zeichick  
8/27/2018   9 comments
It's 2:00 a.m. Do you know where your devices are? Find out five IoT security tips to help you sleep at night.
Microsoft Yanks Suspected Russian-Intelligence Domains
Larry Loeb  
8/22/2018   8 comments
Microsoft has pulled the plug on domains it suspected as fronts for Russian Intelligence. The company says the targets were US conservative groups.
Phishing Attacks Increase in Q1 as Cybercrooks Look for New Victims
Larry Loeb  
8/6/2018   8 comments
An analysis by APWG saw a significant increase in the number of phishing attacks in the first quarter of this year, as cybercriminals looked for new victims.
Apache Struts Critical Weakness Found, Patched
Larry Loeb  
8/24/2018   7 comments
The open source framework for Java-based web apps has a critical flaw the Apache Software Foundation is trying to counter.
Kaspersky: Spear-Phishing Attacks Target 400 Industrial Companies
Jeffrey Burt  
8/3/2018   6 comments
The emails in the spear-phishing campaign, which has been going on for months, are disguised as legitimate finance documents that include profiles of the organizations being attacked, according to Kaspersky Labs.
Kaspersky: Lazarus Takes Aim at macOS in Cryptocurrency Campaign
Jeffrey Burt  
8/28/2018   4 comments
Kaspersky researchers said users of Apple and Linux systems should see the AppleJesus campaign as a warning not to get lax in their cybersecurity efforts.
Microsoft Cortana Vulnerability Can Unlock a Locked Windows PC
Larry Loeb  
8/13/2018   3 comments
At Black Hat, researchers showed how a vulnerability in Cortana can unlock a locked Windows PC. Microsoft has patched the flaw, but questions remain.
Exploitable Flaws Found in Trusted Platform Module 2.0
Larry Loeb  
8/31/2018   2 comments
The US Department of Defense uses the TPM as a key element in dealing with security of device identification and authentication, encryption and similar tasks.
Vulnerable Web Apps Top Threat to Enterprises
Jeffrey Burt  
8/22/2018   2 comments
A report by Kaspersky researchers found that 73% of successful network perimeter breaches in 2017 were committed via web apps, while inside threats continue to put companies at risk.
Congressional Campaign Websites Vulnerable to Attack, Say Researchers
Jeffrey Burt  
8/17/2018   1 comment
Researchers presented a study at DEF CON that showed that a third of congressional candidates' websites are vulnerable to attack, adding to threats already seen by some politicians.
Don't Let Your Containers Stray Into Cryptocurrency Mining
Alan Zeichick  
8/7/2018   1 comment
Containers were supposed to be safe, until they weren't. With cybercrooks trying to attach cryptocurrency mining malware to containers, there are ways to protect your development environment.
Banking Trojans on the Rise in Q2, Kaspersky Report Finds
Jeffrey Burt  
8/8/2018   1 comment
Kaspersky Labs saw a record number of new installation packages in the second quarter of this year, with modification to help the malware avoid security solutions.
Employees Remain the Weak Link in Your Company's Cybersecurity Plans
Larry Loeb  
8/8/2018   1 comment
Another report, this time from Finn Partners Research, shows that employees remain the weakest link in the cybersecurity chain.
Smart Cities Need to Get Smarter About Cybersecurity
Larry Loeb  
8/10/2018   1 comment
At the 2018 Black Hat conference, IBM's X-Force Red and Threatcare found that smart cities are as vulnerable to attack as any enterprise network.




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