14 Oct 2019

Microsoft and NIST Team Up on Patching Guide

Microsoft and the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have joined forces in order to create a new guide to help enterprises streamline to challenging patch management process. The initiative follows close cooperation from Microsoft with other US partners, including the Center for Internet Security, the Department of

Read More
14 Oct 2019

Syrian army moves to confront Turkish forces as US withdraws

Syrian President Bashar Assad has begun deploying troops to the northeastern part of the country, opening up the possibility of a direct conflict with the Turkish forces that have moved into the region after US President Donald Trump ordered the withdrawal of US troops from the area last week. While

Read More
14 Oct 2019

Consumers concerned about connected home privacy, still few implement safety practices

35% of US citizens are worried that threat actors may be able to obtain authorized access to their home network by hacking into smart devices, a new ESET survey found. Despite these concerns, just 20% of respondents try to find out how data is collected, stored and shared by smart

Read More
14 Oct 2019

Planes, gates, and bags: How hackers can hijack your local airport

New research by Pen Test Partners sheds light on the many ways airport security systems can be compromised by hackers. Potential avenues for attack include: Crew passes: threat actors can use various techniques to steal or copy RF cards that provide airport personnel with access to restricted areas. Building management

Read More
14 Oct 2019

Mississippi Shows Flagrant Disregard for Cybersecurity

The cybersecurity posture of Mississippi state entities, including agencies, boards, commissions and universities, tends to be incredibly poor, the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) discovered during a recent audit. Out of the 125 entities included in the audit, a mere 53 had implemented a cybersecurity policy, while 11 entities

Read More
14 Oct 2019

China’s Huawei claims it faces 1 million cyberattacks per day

Chinese tech giant Huawei is the target of about 1 million cyberattacks per day, Senior Vice President John Suffolk recently stated. The attacks allegedly aim to steal Huawei’s 5G technology, but so far they have only impacted several old systems. The source of the attacks is unknown. Last month, the

Read More
14 Oct 2019

These are the 29 countries vulnerable to Simjacker attacks

Last month, AdaptiveMobile Security warned that threat actors are actively exploiting a security weakness in SIM cards in order to covertly collect the location information of thousands of users. The attacked, dubbed Simjacker,involves sending malicious SMS messages to vulnerable devices and it was estimated that it could put over 1

Read More
14 Oct 2019

New Samsung Warning: Galaxy S10 Fingerprint Reader Hit By ‘Security Breach’

The in-display fingerprint reader in Samsung Galaxy S10 devices can easily be bypassed via a cheap gel protector manufactured by a third-party, a user recently discovered. In response, Samsung is warning customers to use only “Samsung authorized accessories, specifically designed for Samsung products.” The third-party gel protector was designed to

Read More
14 Oct 2019

FIN7 Hackers Load New RAT Malware Into ATM Maker’s Software

New research by FireEye’s Mandiant group shows that the infamous FIN7 cybercrime group is using new hacking tools in order to target ATMs produced by NCR Corporation. The new tools include a malware dropper called BOOSTWRITE that is designed to deliver multiple payloads. The malware delivered by BOOSTWRITE consists of

Read More
14 Oct 2019

Iran-Linked ‘Charming Kitten’ Touts New Spearphishing Tactics

Iranian state-backed hacking group APT 25 (also known as Charming Kitten, Phosphorus, Ajax Security Team, NewsBeef and Newscaster) has updated its attack techniques to carry out a spearphishing campaign targeting US President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, according to recent research[pdf] by ClearSky Cyber Security. The report states that the new attack

Read More