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Mobile security, Network security

How Cyber-Secure Are Business Travelers? New Report Says Not Very

May 21, 2019

Via: Security Intelligence

I travel frequently for business — to industry conferences such as RSA Conference and Black Hat and meeting with clients. Whenever I travel, I bring my work laptop, my personal cellphone enabled with work email and calendar, and, of course, […]

Hacker, Network security, Threats & Malware

Florida lawmakers push FBI, DHS to declassify names of the two counties hacked by Russia in 2016

May 20, 2019

Via: The Hill

A bipartisan House delegation from Florida said Thursday they are pushing the FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to declassify the names of the two Sunshine State counties that Russia hacked during the 2016 presidential election. The delegation, led […]


Slack Flaw Allows Hackers to Steal, Manipulate Downloads

May 20, 2019

Via: Security Week

A recently patched vulnerability in the Slack desktop application for Windows can be exploited by malicious actors to steal and manipulate a targeted user’s downloaded files. David Wells, a researcher at Tenable, discovered that version 3.3.7 of the Slack desktop […]

Network security

US Bans Foreign Equipment that Threatens National Security, Implicating Huawei

May 16, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Have Huawei and affiliates been ostracized from the US for fear of cyberespionage? Casting foreign technology as a serious risk to national security, US President Donald Trump has banned telecom companies in the US from deploying equipment made in foreign […]

Network security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Security spring cleaning: 5 tips for tidying up network safeguards

May 15, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Networks need regular cleaning just like your home, car or garage. Why? The answer is simple – poor security hygiene can lead to major data breaches. If you don’t regularly review your network, potential weaknesses and vulnerabilities will stack up. […]

Application security, Security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Microsoft worm warning: Windows users urged to patch now

May 15, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Microsoft is urging computer users to patch their systems now against a critical vulnerability that could be exploited by a fast-moving worm. The vulnerability (CVE-2019-0708) is in Remote Desktop Services (formerly known as Terminal Services), and although Microsoft says it […]

Email security, Malware, Phishing

The lurking danger of hacked email reply chains

May 14, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Although phishing has been around in various forms since the 1990s, recent news has shown that it continues to evolve – and remains a major threat. These days, phishing tactics are so sophisticated it can be difficult to spot a […]

Malware, Vulnerabilities

The WannaCry Security Legacy and What’s to Come

May 13, 2019

Via: Threat Post

May 12 will mark the second anniversary of the WannaCry ransomware cryptoworm attack. It was a troubling time: During the four-day long ordeal, the cryptoworm infected more than 300,000 endpoints among 200,000 separate victims throughout 150 countries. It propagated rapidly […]

Cloud security, Malware

Verizon Data Breach Report: Espionage, C-Suite and Cloud Attacks on the Rise

May 9, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Corporate espionage is on the rise as a motivation for cyberattacks, with a full quarter of all network compromises associated with reconnaissance and data exfiltration in the last 12 months. However, financially motivated attacks aren’t going anywhere; social-engineering attacks aimed […]

Hacker, Malware, Vulnerabilities

Top 5 Configuration Mistakes That Create Field Days for Hackers

May 8, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Sometimes it’s the little things that lead to big consequences. When it comes to cybersecurity, hacks more often than not stem from minor missteps – or even completely preventable, obvious mistakes. Common security mistakes and overlooked misconfigurations can open the […]