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Network security

Trump Campaign Website Left Open to Email Server Hijack

October 18, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A mistake made by website developers left an official re-election website for President Donald Trump open to attack. The error, impacting hundreds of other websites as well, is tied to a website development tool called Laravel, used to test sites […]


Network security

Senate panel finds consumer agency accidentally disclosed personal data of thousands

October 18, 2019

Via: The Hill

The Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday issued a report that found the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) failed to properly handle the data of thousands of consumers, leading to an accidental data breach earlier this year. The report recommended that […]


Access control, Network security, Security

California adds biometric specs to data breach law

October 17, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

California is changing its Information Practices Act of 1977 to expand the definition of personal information with additional identifiers, including biometric data of those affected. The amendment comes with new instructions on how to notify affected parties by a breach. […]


Application security

Windows 7 Users to Receive End-of-Life Notification

October 17, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Microsoft is beginning to notify users that the Windows 7 operating system is approaching its Jan. 12 end-of-life date. An update for Windows 7 brings a notification that tells users that support for the operating system is coming to an […]


Network security

How seriously are businesses taking their PKI security?

October 16, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

While most enterprises demonstrate a committed effort towards maintaining a well-rounded PKI setup, they still fall short in several key categories. The post-Black Hat survey report generated by AppViewX indicated that the primary reason for these shortfalls resided in the […]


Application security, Security

Fake mobile app fraud tripled in first half of 2019

October 16, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

In Q2 2019, RSA Security identified 57,406 total fraud attacks worldwide. Of these, phishing attacks were the most prevalent (37%), followed by fake mobile apps (usually apps posing as those of popular brands). But while phishing went up by just […]


Network security

“Smart city” governments should also be smart about security

October 15, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

While the definition of “smart city” is still under debate, one thing is indisputable: the technologies used to make smart cities a reality are currently acquired and deployed after very little (or even no) security testing. Cesar Cerrudo, CTO at […]


Access control, Network security, Security

Amazon Calls for Government Regulation of Facial Recognition Tech

October 14, 2019

Via: Security Week

The US tech giant, which has come under scrutiny by antitrust enforcers and has been criticized over its use of facial recognition software, set out its positions in a statement posted late Thursday on its corporate website. Some of those […]


Network security

7 SMB Security Tips That Will Keep Your Company Safe

October 14, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Here we are, nearly midway through the 16th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), and while the good news is many large enterprises are more locked down than they were five or six years ago, it’s clear SMBs need some […]


Network security

5 things security executives need to know about insider threat

October 14, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Insider threat is, unfortunately, an issue that has not yet received sufficient priority. According to the 2018 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study, CISOs’ top challenges remain “budget, talent and increasing cyber threats,” and to some, insider threat doesn’t even make the list […]