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Data loss, Threats & Malware

Slack in the security spotlight – lessons for collaboration servers

April 8, 2020

Via: Naked Security

Researchers at German pentesting company Enable Security just published an intriguing blog post about a security problem they found in the popular online collaboration tool Slack. The short version is that they uncovered a way to poke around inside the […]

Network security, Security, Spam, Threats & Malware

WhatsApp new policy limits forwarding of viral messages

April 8, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

WhatsApp implements a new policy on message forwarding to curb the spread of misinformation about the Coronavirus pandemic. With COVID19 outbreak the number of fake news that is spreading through social networks and instant messaging apps is growing exponentially. The […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Phishing

Phishing and Malware Attacks Against NASA Employees Have Doubled

April 7, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

NASA’s Security Operations Center (SOC) experts have issued a warning regarding a growing trend toward phishing attempts, malware attacks, or just people accessing malicious sites. Many NASA employees have started to work from home, just like numerous other employees throughout […]

Mobile, Mobile security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Official Government COVID-19 Mobile Apps Hide a Raft of Threats

April 7, 2020

Via: Threat Post

A rash of COVID-19 Android mobile apps have emerged that are aimed at helping citizens in Iran, Italy and Colombia track symptoms and virus infections. However, they’re also putting people’s privacy and the security of their data at risk, researchers […]

Mobile, Privacy protection

Rights groups appeal to governments over COVID-19 surveillance

April 6, 2020

Via: Naked Security

Digital and human rights groups have joined in a rare worldwide appeal to governments to respect privacy when handling the COVID-19 crisis. As the number of known COVID-19 cases around the world exceeds 1.2m and the number of deaths reaches […]

Spam, Threats & Malware

Phone carriers must authenticate calls to fight robocalls, says FCC

April 2, 2020

Via: Naked Security

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday unanimously passed new rules that require wireless carriers to implement a technology framework – by June 2021 – to filter out robocalls. This one’s been kicking around for years: it’s called STIR/SHAKEN. […]

Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Identity fraud: Protecting your customers from the new kids in town

April 1, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

It’s one thing to have your credit card stolen, but your identity is a whole other ball game. The worst thing is, it’s a lot more common than you’d think. Identity fraud affects around one in 15 people in the […]

Cyber-crime, Email security, Phishing, Security

Cyber threats spike during coronavirus pandemic

March 31, 2020

Via: The Hill

Cyber threats to both the health care sector and average Americans have surged as hackers look to take advantage of the panic and chaos caused by the coronavirus crisis. Major agencies including the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) […]

Cloud security, Mobile, Privacy protection, Security

Effective Data Security Begins With a Strong Tech Foundation

March 31, 2020

Via: Security Intelligence

Data is the engine of the modern economy. Whether it consists of customer data, intellectual property, market insights or financial information, these types of sensitive data enable the most successful businesses to thrive. It’s no surprise, then, that securing that […]

Network security, Security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Will 5G Networks Inherit Vulnerabilities in 4G Networks?

March 30, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

If vulnerabilities in 4G cellular networks that can expose them to denial-of-service and other attacks are not addressed, emerging 5G networks could inherit these same issues, the security firm Positive Technologies reports. The firm’s new research report, which looked at […]