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Category: Network security


Network security, Security

Chrome is getting a big privacy and security boost from Google to help safeguard your home network

February 19, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Google Chrome is getting an upgrade that will help safeguard devices connected to a private or home network. Google outlined its plans in a post on its Chrome Platform Status page, explaining that the new feature will behave as a […]


Network security, Security

OpenAI shuts down China, Russia, Iran, N Korea accounts caught doing naughty things

February 14, 2024

Via: The Register

OpenAI has shut down five accounts it asserts were used by government agents to generate phishing emails and malicious software scripts as well as research ways to evade malware detection. Specifically, China, Iran, Russia, and North Korea were apparently “querying […]


Data loss, Network security, Threats & Malware

Jet engine dealer to major airlines discloses ‘unauthorized activity’

February 12, 2024

Via: The Register

Willis Lease Finance Corporation has admitted to US regulators that it fell prey to a “cybersecurity incident” after data purportedly stolen from the biz was posted to the Black Basta ransomware group’s leak blog. The form 8-K filed with the […]


Network security, Security

Wait, security courses aren’t a requirement to graduate with a computer science degree?

January 26, 2024

Via: The Register

There’s a line in the latest plea from CISA – the US government’s cybersecurity agency – to software developers to do a better job of writing secure code that may make you spit out your coffee. Jack Cable, a CISA […]


Network security, Security

GCHQ’s NCSC warns of ‘realistic possibility’ AI will help state-backed malware evade detection

January 24, 2024

Via: The Register

The idea that AI could generate super-potent and undetectable malware has been bandied about for years – and also already debunked. However, an article published today by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) suggests there is a “realistic possibility” […]


Network security, Security

Nokia walks the walk about its RAN to play on Uncle Sam’s China fears

January 17, 2024

Via: The Register

A vendor establishing a business unit dedicated to government sales is not new or unusual. But Finnish telecommunications giant Nokia’s decision to do so in the USA this week tells a bigger story about Washington’s paranoia regarding the security of […]


Network security, Security

While we fire the boss, can you lock him out of the network?

January 12, 2024

Via: The Register

Welcome once more, dear reader, to On Call, The Register’s weekly reader-contributed column detailing the delights and dangers of working in tech support. This week, meet a reader we’ll Regomize as “Alvin” who regaled us with the tale of the […]


Access control, Network security, Security

Mandiant’s brute-forced X account exposes perils of skimping on 2FA

January 11, 2024

Via: The Register

Google-owned security house Mandiant’s investigation into how its X account was taken over to push cryptocurrency scams concludes the “likely” cause was a successful brute-force password attack. The natural reaction to this would be to ask why two/multi-factor authentication didn’t […]


Network security, Security

Inside the Complex Universe of Cybersecurity

January 11, 2024

Via: SecureWorld

Arun DeSouza is an award-winning thought leader with more than two decades of experience in global security leadership and organizational transformation. Working as CISO, DeSouza’s areas of expertise include strategic planning, risk management, identity management, cloud computing, and privacy. DeSouza […]


Network security, Security

Atos confirms talks with Airbus over cybersecurity wing sale

January 3, 2024

Via: The Register

French IT services provider Atos has entered talks with Airbus to sell its tech security division in an effort to ease its financial burdens. In a market update this morning, Atos Group said it received two letters indicating non-binding interest […]


Network security, Security

G2 Names Sophos a Leader for Endpoint Protection, EDR, XDR, Firewall, and MDR

December 18, 2023

Via: Naked Security

G2 just released their Winter 2024 Reports, and Sophos is the only cybersecurity provider named a Leader across the G2 Grid® Reports for Endpoint Protection Suites, Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Extended Detection and Response (XDR), Firewall Software ,and Managed […]


Network security, Security

The SANS Holiday Hack Challenge is back!

December 14, 2023

Via: The Register

Whether you are considering a career in cyber security or you already work in the industry, the 2023 SANS Holiday Hack Challenge is a great way of combining festive fun and learning. Who knows, the skills you acquire this holiday […]


Network security, Security

Cyber security isn’t simple, but it could be

December 13, 2023

Via: The Register

Most experts agree cybersecurity is now so complex that managing it has become a security problem in itself. This has happened gradually over the last 25 years, often for perfectly good reasons. Hackers targeted weaknesses in isolated systems such as […]


Network security, Security

GAO Report: Cyber Incident Response at U.S. Federal Agencies Lacking

December 12, 2023

Via: SecureWorld

More than a few federal agencies have some work to do when it comes to incident response, according to a December 4, 2023, report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), titled “Cybersecurity: Federal Agencies Made Progress, but Need to […]


Network security, Security

Attacks abuse Microsoft DHCP to spoof DNS records and steal secrets

December 8, 2023

Via: The Register

A series of attacks against Microsoft Active Directory domains could allow miscreants to spoof DNS records, compromise Active Directory and steal all the secrets it stores, according to Akamai security researchers. We’re told the attacks – which are usable against […]


Network security, Security

Polish train maker denies claims its software bricked rolling stock maintained by competitor

December 8, 2023

Via: The Register

A trio of Polish security researchers claim to have found that trains built by Newag SA contain software that sabotages them if the hardware is serviced by competitors. Newag, a Polish train maker, emphatically denied that it installed such software […]


Network security, Security

A CISO’s View: Top 4 Cybersecurity Issues for 2024

December 7, 2023

Via: SecureWorld

As the year comes to an end, it’s time to look into the crystal ball. Here is my list of the top four cyber security issues for 2024. Generative AI For cyber defenders, AI will increasingly be used to identify […]


Network security, Security

Cisco intros AI to find firewall flaws, warns this sort of thing can’t be free

December 6, 2023

Via: The Register

Cisco’s executive veep for security Jeetu Patel has predicted that AI will change the infosec landscape, but that end users will eventually pay for the privilege of having a binary brainbox by their side when they go into battle. Speaking […]


Network security, Security

UK government denies China/Russia nuke plant hack claim

December 5, 2023

Via: The Register

The government of the United Kingdom has issued a strongly worded denial of a report that the Sellafield nuclear complex has been compromised by malware for years. The report, appearing in The Guardian, claimed that the controversial complex was hacked […]


Network security, Security

Sophos DNS Protection – Join the EAP

December 4, 2023

Via: Naked Security

Sophos DNS Protection is an exciting new web protection service now available for early access that will be provided at no extra charge to all Xstream Protection Sophos Firewall customers when it launches early next year. We need your help […]