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Content posted in December 2018
Healthcare Industry Still in Ransomware Crosshairs
Jeffrey Burt  
12/27/2018   16 comments
A report by Kaspersky researchers has found that healthcare organizations in the US and Canada are still at heightened risk of ransomware attacks.
SOP Story: Why Protecting Web Browsers Remains a Security Cornerstone
Larry Loeb  
12/24/2018   22 comments
One of the oldest ways to protect content on the web is SOP. However, it's not always implemented in the same way on all browsers. This can complicate one of the main cornerstones of Internet security.
Huawei Routers Vulnerable to Simplified Credential Stuffing Attack
Larry Loeb  
12/21/2018   14 comments
Security researchers at NewSky have found a vulnerability in Huawei's HG routers that leave these devices open to a brute force attack. The company has been notified, but it's not clear what, if any fix, has been applied.
Cloud Backup: How It Can Protect Against Ransomware
Jeffrey Burt  
12/20/2018   1 comment
For enterprises anxious to avoid being extorted by attackers using ransomware, backing up data to the cloud is an option to consider, though it's not the answer for everyone.
Email Spam: Don't Be a Chump or a Jerk
Alan Zeichick  
12/20/2018   3 comments
For decades, spam emails have clogged up corporate email inboxes. However, there are some simple rules and guidelines IT pros, as well as marketers, can use to cut down on this, and make everyone more secure.
Jenkins Flaw Can Allow Attackers to Log In as Admins
Larry Loeb  
12/19/2018   4 comments
New research from CyberArk finds a critical flaw in Jenkins servers that can allow an attacker to log in as an administrator, which can lead to any number of compromises and malicious activity.
Many Enterprises Still Blind to Security Risk, Study Finds
Jeffrey Burt  
12/19/2018   1 comment
Even as organizations continue to get hit with cyber attacks, they're struggling to accurately measure the costs of such events to their operations, a report by Tenable and the Ponemon Institute found.
Russian-Backed Sofacy Group Used New Cannon Trojan in Recent Attacks
Larry Loeb  
12/17/2018   Post a comment
Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42 has documented two months of attacks from the Sofacy group, which also goes by Fancy Bear and APT28. Researchers found the attackers deployed a new Trojan called Cannon.
SQLite Vulnerability Could Put Thousands of Apps at Risk
Larry Loeb  
12/17/2018   6 comments
A significant bug in SQLite could allow for remote code execution, leaks of memory and program crashes within thousands of apps, according to new research.
Phishing Emails, Trojans Continued to Proliferate in Q3 – Report
Larry Loeb  
12/14/2018   6 comments
Researchers at Comodo Cybersecurity found that phishing emails continued to proliferate in the third quarter of this year, with PayPal as a major target. Malware, such as Trojans, also remain a top security issue.
IoT Botnets Shifting to Exploit Vulnerabilities
Jeffrey Burt  
12/13/2018   1 comment
A report from NetScout's ASERT Team finds that IoT devices are vulnerable to exploits for long periods of time and can be attacked within minutes after coming online.
'Novidade' Exploit Changes DNS Settings in Home & Small Business Routers
Larry Loeb  
12/12/2018   Post a comment
Trend Micro has picked up on a new exploit dubbed 'Novidade,' which targets small business and home routers and changes their DNS settings to redirect the traffic as part of an attack.
ESET Researchers Find 12 New Linux Malware Families
Larry Loeb  
12/11/2018   Post a comment
A report from ESET finds 12 new Linux backdoor malware families in the wild that had previously been undocumented.
M2M Protocols Expose IoT Data, Trend Micro Finds
Jeffrey Burt  
12/11/2018   Post a comment
The MQTT and CoAP protocols that are crucial to IoT and IIoT operations have significant vulnerabilities that puts devices at risk, according to analysis from Trend Micro.
SD-WAN Security: Why Zero-Trust Authentication Is Key
Alan Zeichick  
12/10/2018   Post a comment
SD-WAN provides big benefits compared to traditional WAN connections between data centers and remote locations. However, authentication remains a concern. Here's why zero trust is a must.
APTs in 2018: A Mix of Old & New
Jeffrey Burt  
12/10/2018   Post a comment
Established threat groups and new players alike made for an active APTs scene this year, according to researchers with Kaspersky Lab.
Google Chrome 71: Bugs Squashed & New Ways to Block 'Abusive Experiences'
Larry Loeb  
12/7/2018   7 comments
The latest version of the Google Chrome browser squashes numerous bugs and adds in a feature to help block what the company calls 'abusive experiences.'
IT & OT Convergence: a Potential Security Nightmare
Alan Zeichick  
12/5/2018   1 comment
Industrial systems are rapidly connecting to the wider, public Internet. There are a host of security problems that comes with this convergence, however, and combing IT and OT is not the cure. Here's why.
Kubernetes Vulnerability Can Turn Containers Into Zombies
Larry Loeb  
12/4/2018   4 comments
For years, Kubernetes was considered secure. However, a newly published vulnerability can turn enterprise containers into zombies without proper patching.
Marriott's Due Diligence Failure Led to Massive Data Breach
Larry Loeb  
12/4/2018   5 comments
After acquiring Starwood, Marriott failed to conduct a proper review of the company's security issues. This lack of due diligence led directly to 500 million records being compromised in a data breach.
GDPR Fines: Some Bark, Little Bite
Joe Stanganelli  
12/3/2018   6 comments
As Security Now says 'Happy Halfiversary' to GDPR, we take a look at what few GDPR fines and other DPA orders and guidance have been made public over the past six months.
Cybercriminal Underground Will Continue to Consolidate in 2019
Jeffrey Burt  
12/3/2018   Post a comment
There will be fewer malware-as-a-service families, but they will be bigger, stronger and more sophisticated, according to a report from McAfee.




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