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Category: Network security


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 […]


Network security

The Disconnect Between Cybersecurity & the C-Suite

December 29, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

Most corporate boards are not taking tangible actions to shape their companies’ security strategies or investment plans, a PwC study shows. Despite all the attention that massive hacks and other breaches have attracted in recent years, organizations everywhere still struggle […]


Network security, Privacy protection

ADS-B and Aviation Cybersecurity: Should Passengers Be Concerned?

December 28, 2017

Via: Security Intelligence

Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) is a technology mandated in all commercial and general aviation aircraft by 2020. It gives the pilot a kind of weather radar and assists with situational awareness, bringing excellent value to the cockpit for professional […]


Malware, Network security

Huawei Router Vulnerability Used to Spread Mirai Variant

December 27, 2017

Via: Threat Post

Researchers have identified a vulnerability in a Huawei home router model that is being exploited by an adversary to spread a variant of the Mirai malware called Okiku, also known as Satori. Researchers at Check Point published a report Thursday, […]


Network security

Exposed File From Ancestry’s RootsWeb.com Contains Data on 300,000 Users

December 27, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

A file containing hundreds of thousands of RootsWeb users’ email, login information, and passwords was found externally exposed, genealogy site says. Ancestry’s RootsWeb.com server, which hosts a free genealogical community site, exposed a file containing emails, login information, and passwords […]


Data loss, Network security, Security

Alteryx: a new massive data leak

December 22, 2017

Via: Panda Security

Researchers based in California reported that the information of 123 million US households had been found exposed on the internet. Every single person with an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account and the correct URL has been able to access the […]


Malware, Network security

Closing ATM Network Security Gaps to Stop Fraudsters in Their Tracks

December 22, 2017

Via: Security Intelligence

Cybercriminals began targeting automated teller machine (ATM) software back in 2009. Since then, new ATM malware families have been springing up every year. By 2016, fraudsters realized that the ATMs could be accessed through the network. Cybercrooks have two options to […]


Network security, Security

Overnight Cybersecurity: Senators unveil election security bills | North Korea denies WannaCry role

December 22, 2017

Via: The Hill

SENATORS UNVEIL ELECTION SECURITY BILL: A bipartisan coalition of Senate lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday meant to strengthen U.S. election cybersecurity following Russian election interference. The bill would authorize block grants for states to upgrade outdated voting technology. It would […]


Hacker, Network security, Privacy protection

‘Starwars’ is a ‘dangerous’ password to use, says SplashData

December 21, 2017

Via: Hot for Security

‘Starwars’ is one of the newest additions to 2017’s Worst Passwords of the Year list, as determined by SplashData in its annual report. According to the company’s CEO, this password is “dangerous.” Millions continue to use easily guessable passwords despite […]