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Detecting register-hooking Linux rootkits with Forcepoint Second Look

Feb 21, 2017, 10:19 AM Ben Gane

Sometimes old threats continue to remain relevant for a long period of time. The longevity of the x86 CPU architecture means that rootkits leveraging its features to achieve stealth on compromised systems may have a long shelf life and enable attackers to...


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It’s too easy to steal a second-hand connected car

Feb 21, 2017, 10:05 AM Ben Gane

Not too long from now it will be pretty much impossible to buy a new car which isn’t connected to the internet in some fashion. Many modern purchasers are more swayed by the gadgety bells and whistles their car includes than its performance...


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Hacker defaces Donald Trump fundraising site via subdomain takeover attack

Feb 21, 2017, 09:59 AM Ben Gane

A hacker defaced a presidential campaign fundraising website for Donald Trump with a little help from a DNS misconfiguration issue. On 19 February, an actor known as "Pro_Mast3r" defaced the site secure2.donaldjtrump.com...


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‘Twas the Season to Attack: Large Online Retailers Pummeled Over Holidays

Feb 21, 2017, 09:47 AM Ben Gane

NuData Security, an award-winning behavioural biometrics company, announced today that they had observed a 400 percent surge in automated online attacks over the 2016 holiday period...


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Three in four US CISOs in companies that suffered a breach don’t know how they were hacked

Feb 20, 2017, 15:55 PM Ben Gane

Some 34 percent of companies were breached in the past 12 months, while 74 percent of IT decision makers don’t know how their company was breached, according to a Bitdefender survey of 250 IT decision makers in the United States in companies with more than 1,000 PCs.


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Trustwave Web Application Firewall Signature Update 4.46 Now Available

Feb 20, 2017, 09:03 AM Ben Gane

We (Trustwave) have just released Corsigs version 4.46 for users of Trustwave Web Application Firewall (WAF) versions 7.0 and 8.0. These new rules help protect users' Web applications against malicious traffic...


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RAMNIT: The Comeback Story of 2016

Feb 20, 2017, 08:58 AM Ben Gane

Earlier this year, Action Fraud, the UK’s fraud and cybercrime reporting center, issued a warning that cyber criminals were taking advantage of generous individuals by sending phishing emails purportedly from Migrant Helpline, a charity organization dedicated to assisting migrants...


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Building Trust with Customers

Feb 20, 2017, 08:54 AM Ben Gane

Trust may seem like an unusual word to use when discussing the relationship with your communications service provider. But trust is a vital part of a business relationship. If I am going to spend my money with a business, I trust that their products and services...


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Google goes public about unpatched Windows vulnerability

Feb 20, 2017, 08:48 AM Ben Gane

Google security engineers have once again made details of a vulnerability in Microsoft's software public, before Microsoft has been able to roll out a patch. Windows users and system administrators around the world...


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German parents urged to destroy data-collecting toy doll

Feb 20, 2017, 08:41 AM Ben Gane

A German privacy watchdog is urging parents to destroy My Friend Cayla, a doll which has a knack for collecting private information about its owner. Germany's Federal Network Agency, which is known as "Bundesnetzagentur,"...


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