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Cyber-crime, Malware

Ransomware attack hits Pitney Bowes, impacting company mail rooms around the world

October 16, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Global shipping and mailing service Pitney Bowes has fallen foul of a ransomware attack that has encrypted data on its computer systems and disrupted customer access to its online services. In a statement published on its website, Pitney Bowes advised […]


Vulnerabilities

10 Reasons Your Organization Is Potentially at Risk of a Ransomware Attack

October 16, 2019

Via: Security Intelligence

Does ransomware respect the holiday season? With ransomware attacks attempted every 14 seconds, it’s not likely attackers take any days off. The threat of ransomware keeps growing, and in Q1 2019, researchers noted a 118 percent rise in malware strains […]


Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Software, Supply-Chain Dangers Top List of 5G Cyber Risks

October 15, 2019

Via: Threat Post

The proliferation of software within 5G networks is one of the top security challenges facing the next generation of mobile networks, according to a report out this week from the European Union. 5G networks are fundamentally different than prior wireless […]


Mobile, Mobile security, Privacy protection

Samsung Galaxy S10 Fingerprint Sensor Allegedly Bypassed with a Cheap Gel Screen Protector

October 15, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

A woman in Castleford, UK, discovered that a £2.70 ($3.40) full screen protector for her Samsung Galaxy S10 allowed everyone access via the thumbprint authentication. Thumbprint authentication is now a widely used form of security, also used in essential services […]


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 […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

70% of presidential campaigns fail to provide adequate online privacy and security protections

October 14, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

An alarming 70% of the campaign websites reviewed in the OTA 2020 U.S. Presidential Campaign Audit failed to meet OTA’s privacy and security standards – potentially exposing visitors to unnecessary risks. Only seven (30%) of the analyzed campaigns made the […]


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 […]


Network security

US Homeland Security Wants Subpoena Power to Get Data from ISPs about Vulnerable Systems

October 11, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), in charge of leading national cybersecurity and infrastructure resilience programs, wants a change to federal law that would allow it to inspect systems behind ISPs and notify them to fix problems. The […]