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It sounds great to be able to assess information from threats targeting organizations all around the globe and not just the ones coming directly at you. But threat intelligence tools, and the loads of data they deliver, can turn out to be about as useful as junk mail. Expensive junk mail. This handbook on global
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Protecting the information and information assets at Fannie Mae, a primary source of financing for American mortgage lenders, is a daunting proposition. Christopher Porter, who has served as the Fannie Mae CISO since 2016, is up to the challenge. Formerly known as the Federal National Mortgage Association, Fannie Mae was founded after the Great Depression
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Organizations have many concerns when it comes to employee travel, from reimbursements and company credit cards to hotel and flight arrangements. But IT should add mobile device security threats to the list. It’s easy for organizations with users that travel domestically or internationally to overlook mobile device security threats. These threat actors are not stereotypical
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Ransomware has become a multimillion-dollar black market business for cybercriminals, and SamSam being a great example. New research revealed that the SamSam ransomware had extorted nearly $6 million from its victims since December 2015, when the cyber gang behind the ransomware started distributing the malware in the wild. Researchers at Sophos have tracked Bitcoin addresses
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Symantec’s identity theft protection service, LifeLock, exposed millions of customers’ email addresses. According to security journalist Brian Krebs, the LifeLock vulnerability was in the company’s website, and it enabled unauthorized third parties to collect email addresses associated with LifeLock user accounts or unsubscribe users from communications from the company. Account numbers, called subscriber keys, appear
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Researchers from Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev showed how a power cable could enable hackers to steal… data from air-gapped computers. What is this vulnerability, and how can it be exploited? PowerHammer is a proof-of-concept malware program the researchers created to take advantage of a vulnerability in power lines that enables attackers to exfiltrate
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Yet another bluetooth hacking technique has been uncovered. A highly critical cryptographic vulnerability has been found affecting some Bluetooth implementations that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker in physical proximity of targeted devices to intercept, monitor or manipulate the traffic they exchange. The Bluetooth hacking vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2018-5383, affects firmware or operating system software
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The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has released security updates to address several vulnerabilities in its Tomcat application server, one of which could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information. Apache Tomcat is an open source web server and servlet system, which uses several Java EE specifications like Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages (JSP), Expression Language,
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At Google Cloud Next ’18 convention in San Francisco, the company has introducedTitan Security Keys—a tiny USB device, similar to Yubico’s YubiKey, that offers hardware-based two-factor authentication for your online accounts with the highest level of protection against phishing attacks. These hardware-based security keys are thought to be more efficient at preventing phishing, man-in-the-middle (MITM)
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Following Apple’s lead in banning cryptocurrency mining apps, Google has also updated its Play Store policy this week to ban apps that mine cryptocurrencies on users’ devices in the background. However, there are countless cryptocurrency mining apps, including MinerGate, AA Miner, NeoNeonMiner, and Crypto Miner, still available on the Play Store. Cryptocurrency mining is not