Category: CyberSecurity

CyberSecurity

UK Spy Chiefs Peel Back Secrecy — to Fight Cybercrime

Britain’s cyber-spooks are reaching out from behind their veil of secrecy with the aim of cultivating the nation’s next generation of high-tech sentries — a move not without security risks. With recruiting initiatives levelled at tech-savvy hipsters, start-ups pitching ideas...

/ December 14, 2017

2018 Predictions: Customers Demand Outcomes to End Balkanization of Security Practices

“It’s much more pleasant to be obsessed over how the hero gets out his predicament than it is over how I get out of mine” – Woody Allen Today, security is kind of an artisanal industry. With a total addressable...

/ December 14, 2017

New “Triton” ICS Malware Used in Critical Infrastructure Attack

A new piece of malware designed to target industrial control systems (ICS) has been used in an attack aimed at a critical infrastructure organization, FireEye reported on Thursday. Experts believe the attack was launched by a state-sponsored actor whose goal...

/ December 14, 2017

Critical 0-Day Allows Remote Hacking of DirecTV Video Bridge

An unpatched critical vulnerability impacting a wireless video bridge used by DirecTV allows for an attacker to remotely execute code on the vulnerable devices, Zero-Day Initiative researchers reveal. The security vulnerability was discovered in the Linksys WVBR0-25 wireless video bridge,...

/ December 14, 2017

Open Source Vulnerabilities: Are You Prepared to Run the Race?

After going through 24 seasons of cross-country, winter track, and spring track with my boys, I fully understand that if you put your toe on the line, you had better be prepared to race, or bad things happen.  As the...

/ December 14, 2017

Avast Open Sources Machine-Code Decompiler in Battle Against Malware

In an effort to boost the fight against malicious software, anti-malware company Avast this week announced the release of its retargetable machine-code decompiler as open source.  Dubbed RetDec, short for Retargetable Decompiler, the software utility is the result of seven years of...

/ December 14, 2017

New Cisco App Helps Organizations Secure iOS Devices

Cisco on Thursday announced the availability of Security Connector, an iOS application designed to provide organizations visibility and control for mobile devices running Apple’s operating system. Security Connector for iOS, the result of a partnership between Apple and Cisco, is...

/ December 14, 2017

Fortinet’s FortiClient Product Exposed VPN Credentials

Updates released by Fortinet for its FortiClient product patch a serious information disclosure vulnerability that can be exploited to obtain VPN authentication credentials. FortiClient is a next-generation endpoint protection product that includes web filtering, application firewall, vulnerability assessment, anti-malware, and...

/ December 14, 2017

Traffic to Major Tech Firms Rerouted to Russia

Internet traffic for some of the world’s largest tech firms was briefly rerouted to Russia earlier this week in what appeared to be a Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) attack. OpenDNS-owned Internet monitoring service BGPmon reported the incident on Tuesday. BGPmon...

/ December 14, 2017

U.S. Prosecutors Confirm Uber Target of Criminal Probe

A letter made public Wednesday in Waymo’s civil suit against Uber over swiped self-driving car secrets confirmed the ride-share service is the target of a US criminal investigation. The US Attorney’s Office in Northern California sent the letter to US...

/ December 14, 2017