Samsung’s new security chip is a standalone turnkey security solution

May 26, 2020

Samsung Electronics introduced a standalone turnkey security solution comprised of a Secure Element (SE) chip (S3FV9RR) and enhanced security software that offers protection for tasks such as booting, isolated storage, mobile payment and other applications. The latest security chip is […]

Centralized Contact Tracing Raises Concerns Among Privacy-Conscious Citizens

May 21, 2020

Nations whose governments pursue a centralized model of contact tracing are more likely to see a massive surge in citizens adopting privacy-enhancing technologies — in some cases by a factor of 10x or more, according to messaging security firm Wickr. […]

Data Breach at U.S. Marshals Service Exposes Personal Data of 387,000 Prisoners

May 13, 2020

The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) has started notifying 387,000 former and current inmates of a security breach that may have compromised their personal identifiable information. According to USMS officials, the incident occurred in December 2019, when a bad actor infiltrated […]

Hacker, Threats & Malware

Large-scale campaign targets configuration files from WordPress sites

June 4, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Security researchers from WordFence have observed a large-scale campaign over the weekend aimed at stealing configuration files from WordPress sites. Threat actors attempted to exploit well- known vulnerabilities in unpatched plugins to download configuration files from WordPress sites and steal […]

Cyber-crime, Mobile, Mobile security, Phishing

Enterprise Mobile Phishing Attacks Skyrocket Amidst Pandemic

June 3, 2020

Via: Threat Post

The rate of mobile phishing rose sharply between the last quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020, a boost most likely due to the increased number of people working from home due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, new research […]

Network security, Security

Healthcare Is 20 Years Behind Banks on Cybersecurity in Canada, Experts Say

June 3, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

Hospitals and clinics in Canada can’t cope with growing cyber threats amid the COVID-19 pandemic, say healthcare and cybersecurity professionals. The reason? Healthcare institutions spend a bare minimum on IT, putting every dollar to front-line care services. Criminals know this […]

Application security, Security

Skipped patch from 2012 makes old Microsoft Office systems a favored target

June 3, 2020

Via: CSO Online

In addition to protecting the desktop, you should also pay close attention to the Office suite–in particular, Microsoft’s Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) platform. OLE allows you to make linked connections between applications and other documents, but it also provides […]