Larry Loeb
Content posted in February 2018
OMG: Mirai Botnet Finds New Life, Again
Larry Loeb  
2/28/2018   14 comments
The Mirai botnet refuses to die. This time, it has spawned a new bot called OMG, which Fortinet researchers have seen in the wild, and it's turning IoT devices into proxy servers.
US Government Leads World in Data Breaches
Larry Loeb  
2/26/2018   9 comments
US government agencies are leading the world when it comes to data breaches, and the issue seems to be getting worse, according to a new report. However, a shift to cloud may help alleviate some problems.
Equifax, Intel Help Spur SEC to Update Cybersecurity Regulations
Larry Loeb  
2/23/2018   18 comments
The Equifax data breach, along with problems at Intel, has spurred the Securities and Exchange Commission to update its rules about the disclosing of cybersecurity incidents that now puts greater responsibility on CEOs and other company officers.
Coldroot RAT Sends Mac Antivirus Down a Maze
Larry Loeb  
2/21/2018   5 comments
A new blog by a Digita Security researchers finds that Coldroot RAT, which specifically targets Mac and macOS users, is still eluding detection from different antivirus engines, even though it's available on GitHub.
Microsoft Vulnerabilities More Than Doubled in 2017 – Report
Larry Loeb  
2/19/2018   17 comments
A comprehensive exam by security vendor Avecto found that the number of vulnerabilities in Microsoft's products increased from 234 to 685 between 2016 and 2017.
DoubleDoor IoT Botnet Is a Harbinger of Exploits to Come
Larry Loeb  
2/16/2018   3 comments
NewSky researchers are looking into DoubleDoor, a new type of IoT botnet that combines two exploits together. It also shows what kind of security challenges lie ahead for the enterprise.
Mozilla Leads the Way to Safer Browser Development
Larry Loeb  
2/14/2018   Post a comment
Mozilla is looking to make web browsers safer by adding new developer features into Firefox that should make the HTTPS protocol a must-have way to transmit for websites.
Windows 10 Bypassing Passwords With Fujitu's PalmSecure Biometrics
Larry Loeb  
2/12/2018   5 comments
Microsoft is looking to overcome the password dilemma by incorporating Fujitsu's PalmSecure biometric technology into Windows 10.
Forcepoint Finds New Malware Hiding in PoS Machines
Larry Loeb  
2/9/2018   Post a comment
The malware, which resembles a LogMeIn service pack, can capture data from credit cards and then reproduce the card or other information. However, Forcepoint believes this strain of malware is still under development.
Fidelis Researchers Demo Dangerous Covert Channel in Digital Certificates
Larry Loeb  
2/7/2018   2 comments
Researchers at Fidelis have found a way to exploit a flaw in the X.509 certificate protocol to create a covert data exchange channel.
Trend Micro Finds 89 Malicious Chrome Extensions Dispensing 'Malvertising'
Larry Loeb  
2/5/2018   6 comments
All 89 of these malicious Google Chrome Extensions come from one group calling itself Droidclub.
Strava Data Leaks Show Limit of What We Can Protect
Larry Loeb  
2/2/2018   15 comments
When news spread this week that data leaking from Strava's fitness app could pinpoint where soldiers were training, it showed that sometimes even the best security practices have their limits.




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