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Cyber-crime, Email security, Phishing, Security

How effective are login challenges at preventing Google account takeovers?

May 21, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Despite implementation bugs that might affect the security of physical security keys, they are the strongest protection against phishing currently available, Google maintains. On-device prompts and SMS codes are also extremely successful at blocking account hijacking attacks effected via automated […]


Network security

Google, Facebook and Twitter to testify at election security hearing

May 21, 2019

Via: The Hill

Google, Facebook and Twitter will send representatives to testify at an upcoming hearing on election security, the House Oversight and Reform Committee announced Monday. The officials will likely field questions about their companies’ efforts to stave off disinformation and manipulation […]


Network security

US Warns Chinese Drones May Steal Data: Report

May 21, 2019

Via: Security Week

The Department of Homeland Security sent out an alert on Monday flagging drones built in China as a “potential risk to an organization’s information”, CNN reported. The US government has “strong concerns about any technology product that takes American data […]


Vulnerabilities

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 […]


Application security, Security

A flaw in Slack could allow hackers to steal, manipulate downloaded files

May 17, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Slack is a cloud-based set of proprietary team collaboration tools and services, Security researcher David Wells from Tenable discovered a critical flaw in version 3.3.7 of the Slack desktop app that could be exploited to steal and manipulate a targeted […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

US Charges Members of GozNym Cybercrime Gang

May 17, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

US law enforcement authorities and their counterparts from five other countries have announced charges against 10 members of an international cybercrime operation that attempted to steal an estimated $100 million from organizations in the US and elsewhere in 2016. An […]


Network security

Attackers Are Messing with Encryption Traffic to Evade Detection

May 16, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Online attackers are trying to obscure their encrypted traffic in an attempt to evade detection, using a technique known as “cipher stunting,” according to Internet infrastructure and security firm Akamai. Cipher stuffing modifies the fingerprint of communications encrypted with secure […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

GDPR Drives Changes, but Privacy by Design Proves Elusive

May 16, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

One year later, the EU mandate’s biggest impact has been to focus more attention on data protection and privacy, security analysts say. In the year since it went into effect, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has heightened […]


Network security

Organizations dissatisfied with WAFs ineffective protection, time-consuming management, high cost

May 15, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Only 40% of organizations are satisfied with their web application firewall (WAF), according to the Ponemon Institute report released by Cequence Security. The State of Web Application Firewalls report is based on data gathered from 595 organizations across the U.S. […]


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. […]