LastPass scrambles to fix another major flaw – once again spotted by Google’s bugfinders

For most of us, Saturday morning is a time for a lie in, a leisurely brunch, or maybe taking the kids to the park. But for some it’s bug-hunting time. Tags:  Security more…

www.work.psu.edu update

During the maintenance window on Tue, Mar 28, www.work.psu.edu will be modified. The “mail to course group” feature will be removed. This is being tracked in Service Now as: CHG0041347. more…

Botnet Pummels Retail Websites in Hunt for Gift Card Balances

Malicious Bot Checked More Than 4 Million Gift Card Numbers Per Hour in Search of Active Cards With Balances A recently discovered Internet bot is conducting sustained attacks against retailers and checking millions of gift card numbers to determine if any have balances, Distil Networks researchers warn. read more more…

Let’s Encrypt Issues 15,000 Fraudulent "PayPal" Certificates Used for Cybercrime

Free and open Certificate Authority (CA) Let’s Encrypt has issued nearly 15,000 certificates containing the term “PayPal” for phishing sites to date, a security researcher has discovered. read more more…

EI&O Applications – Wildfly 10 Upgrade

On Tuesday, March 28th, the EI&O Software Engineering Production application servers will be upgraded during the maintenance window. Affected applications are listed here: cpr, account-activation, accounting-and-billing, aleks-interface-service, api, cactus, ccmh, college-cost, common-service, deployment-status, service, dimc, directory-service, ecommerce-management-ui, ecommerce-service, email-service, ferpa-flag, fortress-service, fortress-ui, gi-lb, legacy-college-cost, oauth, provisioned-services, security-service, swagger-ui, tax-calculator, tier, tuition-calculator-admin-ui, tuition-calculator-ui, ucs-service, userid-generator, workflow-bi. […] more…

News in brief: Facebook rolls out location-sharing; Uber pulls tests after crash; NASA thanks schoolboy

Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news more…

7 best practices for securing your cloud service

As enterprises move their applications and data to the cloud, executives increasingly face the task of balancing the benefits of productivity gains against significant concerns about compliance and security. Security in the cloud is not the same as security in the corporate data center. Different rules and thinking apply when securing an infrastructure over which […] more…

Politicians call – again – for backdoors into encrypted messages

The internet depends on encryption – and Amber Rudd is unwittingly calling for a hole to be kicked in security itself more…

FBI Warns Healthcare Industry of FTP Attacks

The Cyber Division of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued an alert to warn the healthcare industry that malicious actors are actively targeting File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers that allow anonymous access. read more more…

US to make social media checks compulsory for some visas

Officials warn of a ‘labor-intensive’ extension will create logistical and administrative hurdles more…

How Deep and Dark Web Intelligence Supports Executive Protection

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As Malware Gets Smarter, Bare Metal Analysis Can Keep You Secure

They say a rising tide lifts all boats; unfortunately, the proverb applies to cybercriminals, too. read more more…

Are Printers Becoming Yet Another IoT-Based Threat?

Over the past couple of months, a lot has been written about the Mirai botnet that was targeting vulnerable devices connected to the Internet. And based on the embedded password list, we can determine that the targets were diverse– from IP-camera’s, DVR’s, TV receivers, routers to printers. Printers? Yes, printers. Over the years, these devices […] more…

LastPass steps up quickly to fix vulnerabilities spotted by researchers

LastPass’s response to being alerted to security flaws in its products is an example of the right attitude to fixing problems more…

APT29 Cyberspies Use Domain Fronting to Evade Detection

The Russia-linked cyber espionage group known as APT29 has been using a technique called “domain fronting” in an effort to make it more difficult for targeted organizations to identify malicious traffic, FireEye reported on Monday. read more more…

Resolved: ENCS service migration.

ENCS has completed preparatory work for upcoming network support applications migration. more…

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