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Content posted in July 2019
Capital One Had to Be Told by Outsider That Data Breach Occurred
Larry Loeb  
7/30/2019   Post a comment
Capital One got hacked and didn't even know it.
Kubernetes Won't Get Secure Just Sitting There
Larry Loeb  
7/30/2019   Post a comment
Let's delve into containers.
Not Using DMARC Security Protocol Leaves Businesses Vulnerable to Spoofing
Larry Loeb  
7/29/2019   Post a comment
A global survey found that most business and government domains don't use DMARC, which opens them up to email spoofing.
IT Modernization: Needed & Not Easy
Larry Loeb  
7/26/2019   Post a comment
'Challenges with architecture modernization' ranks high on IT survey respondents' list of grievances.
Sanctioned Russian Spies Can Own Your Android Device
Larry Loeb  
7/25/2019   Post a comment
It's professional-grade naughtiness, people.
Comodo Leaves AV Vulnerabilities Unpatched
Larry Loeb  
7/25/2019   Post a comment
Even though Comodo was notified by Tenable in April of the problems, no patches by have been forthcoming from the antivirus firm.
Palo Alto Networks Does Not Fully Address Vulnerability in GlobalProtect SSL VPN Solution
Larry Loeb  
7/24/2019   1 comment
If Palo Alto Networks wants to keep the trust of its customers in the future, it will have to do much better in how it relates to them.
Skylight Says Cylance Can Be Bypassed; Cylance Says, 'Not So Fast, There!'
Larry Loeb  
7/23/2019   Post a comment
Skylight's findings certainly gained attention, but at what cost to the company's credibility?
Bluetooth Devices Leaking Tracking Data
Larry Loeb  
7/19/2019   Post a comment
Researchers from Boston University found that the current version of Bluetooth Low Energy, as implemented by Apple iOS and Windows 10, leaked identifiers that allowed tracking of the device that was using BLE.
Malvertising Adds Sophistication to Disruption
Larry Loeb  
7/17/2019   Post a comment
French security researcher Malekal delved into a murky world.
New BitPaymer Ransomware Discovered Hunting Big Game
Larry Loeb  
7/16/2019   Post a comment
New variant shares most of its code with the BitPaymer ransomware operated by INDRIK SPIDER.
Data Protection in the Cloud Is Still a Big Issue in the EU
Oliver Schonschek  
7/16/2019   Post a comment
Building trust is key to the success of the European cloud market.
DNS Hijacking on the Rise as Warning Is Issued
Larry Loeb  
7/15/2019   Post a comment
The National Cyber Security Centre, a part of the UK's GCHQ, has issued an advisory that deals with Domain Name System (DNS) hijacking by threat actors.
Older Versions of Windows at Risk From New Zero-Day Exploit
Larry Loeb  
7/12/2019   Post a comment
Cybersecurity firm ESET discovered a Windows zero-day exploit that affects older systems like Windows 7 and Server 2008.
Demand for Certain B2B Security Software Accelerates
Larry Loeb  
7/11/2019   Post a comment
B2B security software is growing faster than overall B2B software sales, according to new figures.
7 Steps to Attain a Zero Trust Security Posture
Chris Curcio  
7/10/2019   Post a comment
A Zero Trust security posture begins with strong identity and access management.
Manipulated Machine Learning Sows Confusion
Steve Durbin  
7/10/2019   Post a comment
Machine learning, and neural networks in particular, will become a prime target for those aiming to manipulate or disrupt dependent products and services.
Research Shows Top Banks Failing in Security, Privacy & Compliance
Larry Loeb  
7/10/2019   Post a comment
Apart from that, it's all going swimmingly.
An Attack Using Only System Tools Is Not Invisible – You Just Have to Look Harder
Larry Loeb  
7/9/2019   Post a comment
Microsoft's team behind Windows Defender ATP has identified a new 'fileless' malware campaign that can bypass standard antivirus tools.
Security in a Cloud-Hybrid World
Dan Reis  
7/9/2019   Post a comment
When an application and its data processing and storage can easily shift between geographic locations, organizations need to implement security systems to ensure they don't unknowingly violate a regulatory framework regardless of geography.
TA505 Invades the Middle East
Larry Loeb  
7/8/2019   Post a comment
The campaign, detected by Trend Micro, has been identified as coming from threat actor TA505.
Cryptominer Delivers New Kind of Malware
Larry Loeb  
7/5/2019   Post a comment
Malicious actors seem to be beginning to turn to Golang as a malware language since it is not typically picked up by antivirus software.
Survey Finds Enterprise Concerned About Mass Data Fragmentation
Larry Loeb  
7/5/2019   Post a comment
For many organizations, the public cloud has failed to live up to expectations.
Phishing Campaign Evades Analysis by Hiding URL in QR Code
Larry Loeb  
7/2/2019   Post a comment
Phishing attacks are never really dead.
Identity Can't Recognize Itself
Larry Loeb  
7/2/2019   Post a comment
Identity management needs to be 'frictionless' if it is going to gain users.




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