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Facebook Exposes Millions of Unencrypted User Passwords
Larry Loeb  
3/22/2019   3 comments
It's an internal matter – but it could affect millions of the social network's users.
FIN7 Resurfaces With New Malware Techniques
Larry Loeb  
3/22/2019   Post a comment
The FIN7 group of cyber criminals is still going strong.
Evidence Found of Malware Families Collaborating
Larry Loeb  
3/20/2019   3 comments
IBM's X-Force has found that intertwined relationships exist between the Trickbot, Gozi, Ramnit and IcedID malware families – and that spells trouble.
Cyber Attacks Grow by 55% in 2018 & Data Theft Dominates – Report
Larry Loeb  
3/19/2019   4 comments
The findings from Positive Technologies aren't that, erm, positive.
Study Shows Massive Attacks Bypassing MFA
Larry Loeb  
3/18/2019   5 comments
Multi-factor authentication is no silver bullet for security problems.
New IoT Device Regulation Establishes Base Line for Security
Larry Loeb  
3/15/2019   2 comments
Legislation seeks to use the spending power of the government, which, if the bill goes through, will only be able to acquire those IoT devices that meet the bill's requirements.
North Korea Circumvents Sanctions Through Cybercrime, Says Report
Larry Loeb  
3/14/2019   Post a comment
The UN report believes the DPRK has snaffled up half a billion dollars so far through nefarious means.
Enterprise Is the Target of 'Big Game Hunting'
Larry Loeb  
3/11/2019   Post a comment
GrandCrab has mutated, and enterprises should be worried.
Study Finds 77% of Mobile Users Compromised by Leak of PII Data
Larry Loeb  
3/8/2019   Post a comment
It doesn't help that 43% of companies have at least one mobile device with no lock screen active.
InfoSec Community Excited as NSA Releases Ghidra 9.0 to the Public
Larry Loeb  
3/7/2019   Post a comment
At the RSA Conference in San Francisco this week, the National Security Agency released to the public one of its internal tools, Ghidra 9.0, which is used for software reverse engineering. The NSA has been using it internally for a decade.
Qbot Mutation Poses Global Threat
Larry Loeb  
3/5/2019   Post a comment
Once again, we can see how malware change will defeat static signature analysis.
Boosted Rowhammer & Cache Attacks Spell Bad News for Intel
Larry Loeb  
3/5/2019   Post a comment
Researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts and the University of Lübeck in Germany have published a paper that is really bad news for Intel.
Akamai's Stats Reveal Retail's Vulnerability
Larry Loeb  
3/4/2019   1 comment
A single AIO bot can target more than 120 retailers at once.
Digital Signatures Can Be Forged in PDF Docs
Larry Loeb  
3/1/2019   18 comments
Researchers in Germany have figured out three different ways to forge digital signatures in PDF documents.
Attack Code 'MarioNet' Is Pulling Strings in Your Web Browser
Larry Loeb  
2/28/2019   21 comments
JavaScript APIs have stretched the boundaries of what is run in the browser to enable feature-rich web applications. But this comes at a price...
Weak Human Link Still Main Enterprise Security Concern
Larry Loeb  
2/27/2019   12 comments
KnowBe4 study confirms what we pretty much knew already.
ToRPEDO Attack Surfaces to Hit 5G
Larry Loeb  
2/26/2019   5 comments
GSMA had better start looking at ways around it, and fast.
Is There a Silver Bullet for Zero-Day Attacks?
Larry Loeb  
2/25/2019   13 comments
Silicon Valley startup K2 Cyber Security says it has a product that will stop any zero-day attack. So where's the proof?
Here it Comes – Internet Privacy Regulation
Larry Loeb  
2/22/2019   13 comments
A new report by the US Government Accountability Office could be the catalyst for meaningful change on the Internet privacy front.
Supply Chain Attacks Increase 78%
Larry Loeb  
2/21/2019   5 comments
The kinds of threats an organization encounters are changing as the defenses that are brought to bear upon them change.
Russia – Fastest State Threat in the World
Larry Loeb  
2/20/2019   3 comments
Russian threat actors were the most prolific last years – and were eight times faster at 'breaking out' than their nearest rival.
Container Vulnerability: Still a Reality
Larry Loeb  
2/18/2019   4 comments
A security problem with runC that could allow attackers to escape Linux containers and obtain unauthorized, root- level access to the host operating system is on the move.
Increased Cryptomining: a Toehold for Attackers
Larry Loeb  
2/15/2019   7 comments
New research reveals that in the last nine months of 2018 there has been a 19x increase in cryptomining activity on the Internet.
The Rise of 'Fileless' Malware
Larry Loeb  
2/14/2019   7 comments
The attack that fileless malware causes does not touch the disk of the target, loading the malware instructions only into memory. Sneaky.
Google Moves to Control More of the Internet
Larry Loeb  
2/13/2019   5 comments
The company has said that its goal is only to create a faster Internet, which allows for more use and hence more searches and thus more revenue for them.
AI & 'Fuzzing' Combination Empowers APT
Larry Loeb  
2/11/2019   2 comments
When the bad guys add AI and 'fuzzing' to their armory, the advanced persistent threat gets, erm, even more threatening.
How Secure Is Manufacturing?
Larry Loeb  
2/8/2019   4 comments
Study finds that manufacturing industries struggle to find skilled cybersecurity staff and are underspending on training – but it's not all bad news...
Email Fraud – New Trends Exposed
Larry Loeb  
2/7/2019   3 comments
It's the security threat that just keeps on giving.
Modern Enterprise – Stewards of Personal Data
Larry Loeb  
2/6/2019   3 comments
Get on the nine-step program if you want to assure data privacy.
Beware of 'TheMoon' – Evolving Botnets
Larry Loeb  
2/4/2019   16 comments
CenturyLink's labs have been tracking a shape-shifting IoT botnet that is a security professional's worst nightmare.
Is Your Cisco Router Leaving Your Enterprise Vulnerable?
Larry Loeb  
1/31/2019   8 comments
If your network uses Cisco's RV320 or RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN routers, you are already under attack.
Japanese Government to Use 'Credential Stuffing' to Survey Consumer IoT Devices
Larry Loeb  
1/30/2019   18 comments
The Japanese government is concerned about the security of IoT devices – but is a mass attempt to log into consumers' devices the right approach to the issue?
'Steganography' Obsfucation Hides Old PDF Exploits From Antivirus Tools
Larry Loeb  
1/28/2019   20 comments
EdgeSpot has found two new obsfucation methods to hide old PDF exploits from various antivirus tools.
DNS Tampering Prompts Homeland Security Warning
Larry Loeb  
1/24/2019   10 comments
Despite the partial federal government shutdown, DHS has managed to issue a warning to the public about possible tampering with DNS addresses that appear to have originated in Iran.
Enterprises Are Getting Smarter When It Comes to Patching Vulnerabilities – Study
Larry Loeb  
1/22/2019   11 comments
A joint analysis from Kenna Security and the Cyentia Institute finds that enterprises are getting better at patching vulnerabilities, specifically by focusing on critical flaws as opposed to trying to fix very problem that is published.
Microsoft Looks to Squash Bugs in its Azure DevOps Product
Larry Loeb  
1/21/2019   18 comments
Microsoft's latest bug-hunting program is targeting the company's Azure DevOps platform, which looks to make software development more secure.
Intel Patching SGX Flaw That Can Lead to Escalation of Privileges
Larry Loeb  
1/18/2019   4 comments
A security researcher has found another flaw in Intel's SGX software than can allow an attacker to escalate administrative privileges within an infected machine.
Federal Judge: Police Can't Force Suspects to Unlock Devices Using Biometrics
Larry Loeb  
1/16/2019   1 comment
A federal judge in California finds that police can't force suspects to unlock their smartphones or other mobiles using biometrics. The court found biometrics are protected much the same way passwords are.
US Government Shutdown Preventing SSL Certificates From Being Renewed
Larry Loeb  
1/14/2019   Post a comment
The shutdown of the federal government is not only affecting federal workers, but the websites that various departments run. Specifically, SSL certificates are not being renewed.
Iran Suspected of 'Stealthy & Sophisticated' DNS Hijacking Campaign
Larry Loeb  
1/11/2019   Post a comment
New research from FireEye suggests that a group working within Iran is behind a large-scale DNS hijacking scheme that involves web traffic all across the globe.
Wi-Fi 6 Bakes in Additional IoT Security
Larry Loeb  
1/10/2019   8 comments
At CES this week, the Wi-Fi Alliance offered new details on the new Wi-Fi 6 protocol, which bakes in some additional safeguards for IoT security.
Windows, Linux Susceptible to New Side-Channel Vulnerability
Larry Loeb  
1/9/2019   Post a comment
In a new paper co-authored by a researcher who discovered Spectre, it appears that Windows and Linux are susceptible to a new type of side-channel vulnerability that can target the page cache of an operating system.
Academics Look to Bolster the Optimization of Neural Networks
Larry Loeb  
1/7/2019   2 comments
A trio of academic papers looks at the current methods used to train neural networks and where the techniques can be improved in order to benefit the businesses that use them.
New USB Type-C Standards Offer Cryptographic-Based Security
Larry Loeb  
1/4/2019   19 comments
The USB-IF has published new guidelines that looks to bring tougher security protocols, including cryptography, to USB Type-C devices to better protect against attacks.
EU's FOSSA Project Launches New Bug Bounty Program
Larry Loeb  
1/3/2019   4 comments
The European Union's FOSSA project is launching its first-ever bug bounty program that will focus on 15 different software platforms starting later in January.
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.
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.
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