WebAccess Performance testing during maintenance window of 12/9

During the maintenance window on Friday, 12/9 between 0600 and 0700, performance testing will be running against WebAccess QA environment, which could impact new logins to production systems that require WebAccess. There is no change to the configuration (form, fit, or function) of WebAccess itself. Test accounts will be used for the testing and the […] more…

Russian cyberspies likely behind DNC breach move on to German election

A group of suspected Russian cyberspies blamed for interfering in the U.S. election is also attempting to influence the upcoming vote in Germany, according to the country’s domestic intelligence agency. The Russian hacking group known as Fancy Bear or APT 28 has been targeting political parties in the country, Germany’s Federal Office for the Protection […] more…

How to Secure Websites for Clients

In our last webinar, How To Account For Security With Customer Projects, I spoke about maintenance and sustainment contracts – specifically how to use them to better account for client website security. In this post I will touch on some of the key areas in a project’s lifecycle that can be leveraged to build stronger […] more…

News in brief: fake news move; ‘massive’ data breach; spook welcomes Snooper’s charter

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

Malwarebytes Replaces Antivirus with New Version 3.0

Antivirus is a misnomer. Antivirus companies are no longer just antivirus; but the name has stuck. Everybody accepts that antivirus alone is no longer enough to keep computers and networks safe — but because of the misnomer, new next-gen machine learning endpoint protection vendors have been able to take center stage as antivirus replacement products. […] more…

Cyberspies stole secrets from industrial giant ThyssenKrupp

Germany-based industrial conglomerate ThyssenKrupp was hit by a cyberespionage attack earlier this year that resulted in data being stolen from its industrial solutions and steel producing units. An investigation revealed that the attack was carried out by a professional group of hackers from Southeast Asia and targeted technological know-how and research, according to the group, […] more…

If you’ve got a Sony IP camera, update its firmware now

Sony closes backdoors in IPELA security cameras – but why were they open in the first place? more…

Making calls on the plane? Spies may have your number

Snowden papers reveal that NSA and GCHQ have been trying to intercept calls made on flights for more than a decade more…

OpenVPN will be audited for security flaws

The next major version of OpenVPN, one of the most widely used virtual private networking technologies, will be audited by a well-known cryptography expert. The audit will be fully funded by Private Internet Access (PIA), a popular VPN service provider that uses OpenVPN for its business. The company has contracted cryptography engineering expert Matthew Green, […] more…

Georgia Tech’s $17 Million Rhamnousia Project and the Difficulty of Attribution

The Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Tech, has been awarded a $17.3 million contract to develop a scientific method for cyber attack attribution. read more more…

ThyssenKrupp Hit by Hackers Eyeing Industrial Secrets

German heavy industry giant ThyssenKrupp said Thursday it fell victim to a hacking attack in which the perpetrators sought to steal company secrets. read more more…

Celebrity hacker gets double the recommended jail time

Victim Naturi Naughton tells court she felt ‘violated and out of control’ by the hacking more…

Man who hacked 130 celebrities jailed for five years

Victim Naturi Naughton tells court she felt ‘violated and out of control’ by the hacking more…

Spring 2017: New Login Procedure for Windows 7 Lab and Podium Computers at University Park, Campuses (TLT, CLM)

Starting December 22, 2016, Windows 7 lab and podium computers will require users to log in by appending “@dce.psu.edu” to the Access ID username (e.g., xyz5000@dce.psu.edu). Login attempts that do not include “@dce.psu.edu” will result in a “The user name or password is incorrect” message, even if the Access ID password is correct. This new […] more…

EMV migration delay doesn’t let gas stations completely off the hook

Last week, Visa, MasterCard and American Expressed delayed the EMV migration deadline for gas stations from October 2017 to October 2020 — but that doesn’t mean that gas stations can now relax their EMV upgrade plans. According to Gray Taylor, executive director at Alexandria, Vir.-based Conexxus, an industry association for the petroleum industry, gas stations […] more…

U.S. and U.K. spy agencies have been intercepting in-flight phone calls for years

U.S. and U.K. spy agencies have been monitoring in-flight mobile phone users for years, according to new revelations from the trove of documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. As early as 2012 the U.K. Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) was intercepting voice and data communications from commercial aircraft using the OnAir service to carry […] more…

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