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Vulnerabilities

Defend encrypted data from quantum computer threat

April 29, 2016

Via: Help Net Security

If an exotic quantum computer is invented that could break the codes we depend on to protect confidential electronic information, what will we do to maintain our security and privacy? That’s the overarching question posed by a new report from […]


Cyber warfare

U.S. cyberwar against ISIS could use methods and tactics criminals use against enterprises

April 28, 2016

Via: CSO Online

Cyberwar against ISIS could bring into play tools and tactics that corporate security pros face every day, only this time they will be used as part of a larger objective than criminal profit. The goals of the offensive are to […]


Application security

Fake LastPass extension exposes users to ads and installs

April 27, 2016

Via: Malwarebytes

When it comes to passwords, one piece of advice we give our readers is to use password managers / vaults to help them maintain, keep track of, and store away account logins that are impossible to recall by memory on […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Bangladesh Bank hackers compromised SWIFT software with bespoke malware

April 26, 2016

Via: Help Net Security

Bit by bit, indications about how the attackers who targeted Bangladesh’s central bank managed to take off with some $80 milllion (of the nearly $1 billion they aimed for) via fraudulent transfers are coming to light. First it was established […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Exploit kit targets Android devices, delivers ransomware

April 26, 2016

Via: Help Net Security

Ransomware hitting mobile devices is not nearly as widespread as that which targets computers, but Blue Coat researchers have discovered something even less common: mobile ransomware delivered via exploit kit. The ransomware in question calls itself Cyber.Police (the researchers have […]


Access control

Worldwide IoT security spending on the rise

April 26, 2016

Via: Help Net Security

Worldwide spending on Internet of Things security will reach $348 million in 2016, a 23.7 percent increase from 2015 spending of $281.5 million, according to Gartner. Furthermore, spending on IoT security is expected to reach $547 million in 2018. “It’s […]


Vulnerabilities

Cisco Patches Severe Flaws

April 25, 2016

Via: InfoSecurity Live

Cisco has released software updates to patch several critical and high severity denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerabilities in the company’s Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) products. The most serious of the flaws, rated critical, is an issue related to the HTTP URL redirect […]


Threats & Malware

Google will block extensions that try to deceptively install themselves on your browser

August 27, 2015

Via: threats-and-malware

Surely this has happened to you before: you’re browsing online and you come across a blog or website that has a plugin for Chrome that you think looks interesting or useful. You check out the developer’s website, have a look […]


Threats & Malware

MITRE Matrix: Going on the ATT&CK

August 19, 2015

Via: threats-and-malware

Most cybersecurity work is geared towards finding ways to prevent intrusions – passwords, two-factor authentication, firewalls, to name a few – and to identify the “chinks in the armor” that need to be sealed. The characteristics of malware are shared […]


Threats & Malware

Design flaw in Intel processors opens door to rootkits, researcher says

August 7, 2015

Via: threats-and-malware

A design #flaw in the x86-#processor #architecture dating back almost two decades could allow attackers to install a #rootkit in the low-level firmware of computers, a security researcher said Thursday. Such malware could be undetectable by security products. The vulnerability […]