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Content posted in October 2019
Chinese-Linked APT41 Can Read Your Texts
Larry Loeb  
10/31/2019   1 comment
New malware family is designed to have the ability to monitor as well as save SMS traffic from specific phone numbers, IMSI numbers and keywords for subsequent theft.
Xhelper Will Be Back Whether You Want It or Not
Larry Loeb  
10/30/2019   Post a comment
Researcher says that this Trojan dropper variant of the original Android malware has infected more than 45,000 Android devices over the last six months.
Endpoints Fail Predictably: Absolute
Larry Loeb  
10/29/2019   Post a comment
A security firm based in Vancouver, Canada, has issued a disturbing 2019 Endpoint Security Trends Report that finds security spending not worth the bucks.
MSFT Floats an ARC
Larry Loeb  
10/29/2019   Post a comment
As far back as 2015, the group responsible for Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance specification realized that one implementation was not going to solve the problem of email spoofing.
Beware the 'Raccoon Stealer' – It Ain't No Furry Friend
Larry Loeb  
10/24/2019   Post a comment
'Raccoon stealer' is one of the 2019's top ten most-mentioned pieces of malware in the underground economy.
Operational Technology Players Come Out of the Shadows
Larry Loeb  
10/23/2019   Post a comment
Operational technology (OT) has long been hiding in the factories and sites of industrial installations, but things are changing.
Two Threat Actors, One Targeted Threat
Larry Loeb  
10/22/2019   Post a comment
By combining, two threat actors leveraged their own specific areas of expertise into one highly efficient – and private &ndash tool.
Cylance Discovers WAV Files Can Hide Malware
Larry Loeb  
10/21/2019   Post a comment
BlackBerry Cylance threat researchers Anuj Soni, Jordan Barth and Brian Marks recently discovered obfuscated malware code that was embedded within WAV audio files.
What's New in the EU Security Market
Oliver Schonschek  
10/18/2019   8 comments
This October we visited the trade fair it-sa, which counts as one of the more important IT security exhibitions in the world. They hosted more than 750 security vendors from 25 countries who presented their solutions for the international market.
Unit 42 Finds the First Cryptojacking Docker Container
Larry Loeb  
10/17/2019   Post a comment
Palo Alto Network's Unit 42 has found the first cryptocurrency miner malware that spreads like a worm through the use of Docker containers.
Artificial Intelligence & Cybersecurity: Making It Work for Your Organization
Steve Durbin  
10/16/2019   1 comment
Artificial intelligence (AI) is creating a new frontier in information security. Systems that independently learn, reason and act will increasingly replicate human behavior. Just like humans, they will be imperfect, but also capable of achieving great things.
Even RATs Need Marketing
Larry Loeb  
10/16/2019   Post a comment
Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42 researchers have discovered a new and previously undocumented Remote Access Tool (RAT).
Don't Get Burned by Your Sophos Firewall
Larry Loeb  
10/15/2019   Post a comment
Researcher finds Sophos firewalls can allow net-based RCE without authentication.
CISO No Longer the Last Word on Security – Radware
Larry Loeb  
10/14/2019   4 comments
The rise of DevSecOps may be the reason that 70% of respondents to Radware's survey stated that the CISO was not the top influencer in deciding on security software policy.
New 'Reductor' Malware Intercepts Browser Traffic
Larry Loeb  
10/11/2019   Post a comment
Encrypted traffic from both Chrome and Firefox shown to be vulnerable.
Encoding the Analyst: Why AI Security Tools Are Thinking Like an Expert – Only Faster
Justin Fier  
10/10/2019   Post a comment
Despite our best efforts, human defenders simply cannot process information at machine-speeds — and cyber-criminals are taking advantage. When human knowledge meets AI's precision, Cyber AI can augment the human at every stage of safeguarding the digital business.
UK Businesses Feel the Heat as Cyber Attacks Rise 243% Over the Summer
Larry Loeb  
10/9/2019   Post a comment
UK-based business ISP analyzed data from its customers and found that the number of cyber attacks its customers experienced had increased over last year's summer period by 243%.
UK Spy Agency Warns About VPN Hacking
Larry Loeb  
10/8/2019   Post a comment
Advanced persistent threat actors linked to the Chinese government are attacking enterprise VPN servers from Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks and Pulse Secure.
Cequence Finds Web Conferencing Vulnerability
Larry Loeb  
10/7/2019   Post a comment
Vulnerability could allow an attacker to list and view active meetings that are not protected.
FakeUpdates Is Back With New Capabilities
Larry Loeb  
10/4/2019   Post a comment
FireEye has written a blog about what they observed financially motivated threat actors were doing that focused on disrupting business processes by the mass deployment of ransomware throughout a victim's environment.
Threat Intelligence Within a Layered Defense
Dan Reis  
10/2/2019   Post a comment
A layered approach to security will provide the information practitioners need for a proactive threat protection posture.
Masad Stealer Uses Telegram to Send Its Control Messages to Waiting Bots
Larry Loeb  
10/2/2019   Post a comment
Juniper Threat Labs has discovered a new Trojan-delivered spyware that uses Telegram to exfiltrate stolen information.
Torvalds Gives In, Linux Kernel Gets Locked Down Early
Larry Loeb  
10/1/2019   Post a comment
After years of efforts and rewrites, Linus Torvalds has signed off on a new optional feature for Linux that locks down the kernel much earlier in the boot process than was previously the case.




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