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Backdoors inevitably create vulnerabilities that can be exploited by malicious actors

April 4, 2019

Category: Vulnerabilities

73 percent of IT security professionals believe countries with government-mandated encryption backdoors are more susceptible to nation-state attacks. The Venafi survey on government-mandated encryption backdoors evaluated the opinions of 517 IT security professionals attending the RSA Conference 2019. “This is […]


Less than 20% of IT pros have complete access to critical data in public clouds

March 26, 2019

Companies have low visibility into their public cloud environments, and the tools and data supplied by cloud providers are insufficient. Lack of visibility can result in a variety of problems including the inability to track or diagnose application performance issues, […]


Data breach reports delayed as organizations struggle to achieve GDPR compliance

March 15, 2019

Businesses routinely delayed data breach disclosure and failed to provide important details to the ICO in the year prior to the GDPR’s enactment. On average, businesses waited three weeks after discovery to report a breach to the ICO, while the […]


Vulnerabilities

Network DoS Attack on PLCs Can Disrupt Physical Processes

April 18, 2019

Via: Security Week

A team of researchers has demonstrated an interesting type of denial-of-service (DoS) attack on programmable logic controllers (PLCs), where network flooding can lead to the disruption of the physical process controlled by the device. A paper titled “You Snooze, You […]


Featured, Network security, Security

Top 5G Security Challenges

April 18, 2019

Via: Sofia Allende

In the past decades, the telecommunications industry has seen massive changes. We’ve gone from first mobile phone to 4G LTE, and we’re now getting ready to enter a new era of intelligent connectivity, the era of 5G networks. What is […]


Vulnerabilities

Windows Zero-Day Emerges in Active Exploits

April 17, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A just-patched vulnerability in the Windows operating system that was previously unknown up until last week is being actively exploited in the wild; it opens the door for full system takeover. Discovered by Vasily Berdnikov and Boris Larin of Kaspersky […]


Vulnerabilities

Oracle Squashes 53 Critical Bugs in April Security Update

April 17, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Oracle is urging customers to patch critical vulnerabilities in its products as part of its massive April update, which fixes a whopping 297 flaws. Of those flaws, 53 vulnerabilities in Oracle products had a CVSS score of 9.0 or higher, […]