22 Oct 2019

How the under 30s expect new approaches to cybersecurity

A new report by NTT shows that employees under 30 pose a bigger risk security risk to companies than older workers because they are less inclined to follow cybersecurity best practices. When compared to employees aged 30-45 and 46-60, under-30s tend to be less concerned about the security implications of

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21 Oct 2019

NSA And NCSC Warning: Russian Hackers Disguised As Iranian Spies Attacked 35 Countries

The US National Security Agency (NSA) and the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) warned on Monday that the Russian state-backed hacking group Turla (aka Snake or Uroburos) has been impersonating Iranian state-sponsored hackers in a campaign targeting organizations in the US, the UK and 33 other countries, many of

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21 Oct 2019

US Military Will Stop Using Floppy Disks to Operate Its Nuclear Weapons System

The Pentagon is finally abandoning its archaic nuclear launch systems that still rely on 8-inch floppy disks. According to an official, the Strategic Automated Command and Control System (SACCS) will start using a “highly-secure solid state digital storage solution” instead. SACCS, the communication infrastructure that transmits emergency action messages for

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21 Oct 2019

Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords

Threat actors can use malicious applications in order to eavesdrop on Amazon Alexa and Google Home users, researchers with Security Research Labs have discovered. Rogue applications can also be used to carry out phishing attacks targeting owners of one of these voice assistants. The two attacks developed by the researchers

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21 Oct 2019

Equifax used ‘admin’ as username and password for sensitive data: lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed against Equifax over its failures to protect sensitive user data, which led to the massive 2017 data breach, shows that the login credentials for one of the company’s portals containing confidential data consisted of ‘admin’ for both the username and password. The lawsuit, which was

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21 Oct 2019

Avast says hackers breached internal network through compromised VPN profile

Anti-virus giant Avast suffered a security breach on September 23, the company admitted on Monday. A threat actor who had been targeting the company since May 14 of this year, got hold of the VPN credentials of a staff member and subsequently used these to compromise the account and escalate

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21 Oct 2019

Four-Year-Old Critical Linux Wi-Fi Bug Allows System Compromise

A security researcher with Github recently uncovered a critical security flaw in a Wi-Fi driver for Linux that could enable threat actors to remotely take control of vulnerable machines. The flaw, tracked as CVE-2019-17666, affects the “rtlwifi” driver, which is vulnerable to a buffer overflow attack. The researcher said that

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21 Oct 2019

STOP Ransomware Decryptor Released for 148 Variants

Emsisoft and security researcher Michael Gillespie have released a decryptor for 148 version of the STOP ransomware family. However, victims who were targeted after August of this year will not be able to regain access to their files with this decryptor. A recent report by Emsisoft listed STOP as the

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21 Oct 2019

Spending on security hardware, software, and services continues to increase

A new report by IDC projects that worldwide spending on security hardware, software and services will grow from $106.6 billion this year to $151.2 billion in 2023. During the period, the compound annual growth will be around 9.4%. Frank Dickson of IDC said that “the market for cybersecurity products continues to

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21 Oct 2019

Microsoft cautions against installing the latest Windows 10 update

Microsoft is urging enterprise customers not to install the most recent Windows 10 update because it may cause the Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service to stop working. Microsoft Defender ATP is a paid service for enterprise customers not related to Windows Defender for the Home and Pro operating

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