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Category: Network security


Network security, Vulnerabilities

Lenovo Patches Networking OS Vulnerability Dating Back to 2004

January 17, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Lenovo patched a flaw in its networking operating system dating back to 2004 that allowed attackers to perform an authentication bypass attack via a mechanism called “HP Backdoor.” If exploited, an attacker could gain admin-level access on affected switches, Lenovo […]


Network security

Mirai Okiru: New DDoS botnet targets ARC-based IoT devices

January 15, 2018

Via: CSO Online

Well, this is bad…very bad. Mirai malware and its many variants which have targeted CPU architectures in the past, is now targeting the second most popular type of CPU core – ARC processors. Meet Mirai Okiru, the Mirai variant targeting […]


Network security

Advantages of Adding Security-as-a-Service to Reduce Alert Fatigue and Expand Protection

January 15, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

Enterprises today are tasked with developing, implementing, managing and updating their security systems in an increasingly hostile environment. As a result, they are constantly devoting scarce resources to an ever-expanding array of threats. Security-as-a-service (SECaaS) can deliver extended protection to […]


Network security

Proposed Legislation Would Create Office of Cybersecurity at FTC

January 12, 2018

Via: Security Week

Two Democratic senators, Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Mark Warner, D-Va, introduced a bill Wednesday that would provide the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) with punitive powers over the credit reporting industry — primarily Equifax, Credit Union and Experian — for poor […]


Network security

Don’t Get Scared — Get Back in Operation With the Right Incident Response Strategy

January 10, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

Incident response (IR) is a significant challenge because organizations are often shellshocked when faced with a cyberattack. IR teams may have the right skills to react to and resolve security events, but a lack of preparation can exacerbate the problem […]


Network security

Oracle WebLogic Exploit Used in Cryptocurrency Mining Campaign

January 10, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

PeopleSoft and WebLogic app servers, as well as cloud systems using WebLogic, hacked and used to net some $226K in digital currency. Enterprises that failed to install Oracle’s critical WebLogic patch last October could find their PeopleSoft and cloud-based servers […]


Network security

Hardcoded backdoor in 12 Western Digital My Cloud NAS devices

January 8, 2018

Via: CSO Online

Oh good, there’s a plethora of vulnerabilities, including a hardcoded backdoor, in 12 Western Digital My Cloud network storage devices. If you have one, then you need to update the firmware ASAP, unless you actually want anyone at all across […]


Network security, Security

Enterprise endpoint protection failures will continue until accountability increases

January 5, 2018

Via: CSO Online

There is a great need for sweeping changes, more so than most know. The Cyber War continues to heat up and no enterprise is left on the sideline. Smaller business are being left for dead, successful ransomware attacks are driving […]


Network security, Security

Opera browser updated to stop crypto-currency mining

January 3, 2018

Via: Hot for Security

The last year has seen a rise in the number of websites hogging visitor’s CPU and browser resources by surreptitiously mining for cryptocurrencies while you surf. Sites like Pirate Bay have found themselves in hot water after visitors discovered it […]


Cloud security, Network security

3 Things That Will Keep CIOs Up At Night in 2018

December 29, 2017

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

As IT leaders around the world pursue year-end activities, finalize growth targets, align completed tasks with strategic goals and close new tech purchases, they may be forgiven for developing sleep disorders. Disruption in the way modern organizations consume technology is […]