To catch a hacker: The subtle mistakes of an attackMar 10, 2017, 09:36 AM Ben Gane
For all the benefits that it brings, new technology tends to open up a wealth of opportunities for malicious parties to compromise sensitive data. Even as businesses strive to protect themselves by employing advanced...
Three security lessons after Wikileaks' latest revelationMar 10, 2017, 08:57 AM Ben Gane
This week, WikiLeaks once again dominated headlines after releasing what they claim are thousands of documents describing tools and strategies used by the CIA to conduct cyber intelligence gathering...
Shadow IT Is a Bigger Problem Than Most of Us RealizeMar 10, 2017, 08:54 AM Ben Gane
Maybe you’ve only heard about shadow IT in passing or think it’s not very likely to impact your workplace, so it’s not important. It’ll soon be clear shadow IT is wreaking havoc in ways most people aren’t aware of, making it a worthwhile subject to discuss...
Another Challenge For IoT: Open BackdoorsMar 9, 2017, 08:50 AM Ben Gane
Problems with hardcoded credentials are hitting consumer IoT devices, industrial SCADA devices, and even critical infrastructure. Despite the appeal on source code and firmware audition, this type of vulnerability recurs...
How to Secure Your EnterpriseMar 9, 2017, 08:47 AM Ben Gane
Over the past decade, the threat landscape has evolved extensively from the beginnings of worms in 2001 to botnets and spyware in 2005. Now, targeted attacks, mobile threats and destructive crypto-ransomware are a daily reality...
Wi-Fi For London’s Underground – Can It Keep Up With a City on The Go?Mar 9, 2017, 08:39 AM Ben Gane
Nowadays, a Wi-Fi connection is a necessity, not a luxury. Whether we’re sitting having coffee, checking into a hotel, or boarding a flight, it seems we’re continually searching for any open network...
Only 17 Percent of Security Professionals Confident in US Government’s Cybersecurity PostureMar 9, 2017, 08:37 AM Ben Gane
A new survey of more than 200 security professionals attending RSA Conference 2017 has been released by Tripwire. Conducted at Tripwire’s booth, the survey gauged respondents’ concerns for their own organizations and found there are rising concerns for cybersecurity in general...
Buggy backups! Unplug your WD My Cloud until these flaws are fixedMar 9, 2017, 08:35 AM Ben Gane
Consumers who use a Western Digital My Cloud for data backups should unplug their units for the time being due to a series of unpatched vulnerabilities. On 7 March, the SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab disclosed vulnerabilities affecting the WD My Cloud private personal data storage unit...
Hacking the hackers: Draft US bill would allow hacking victims to hack backMar 8, 2017, 09:06 AM Ben Gane
A United States representative has proposed a bill that would allow hacking victims to hack back their attackers. On 3 March, Representative Tom Graves (R-Georgia) proposed a discussion draft of what he's calling "ACDC"...
Firefox 52 warns when you try to enter passwords on non-encrypted websitesMar 8, 2017, 08:59 AM Ben Gane
Mozilla has released Firefox 52, the latest incarnation of its web browser, for those of you who relish using an alternative web browser, this is an important Firefox update.