Future iPhones might grab a thief’s photo and fingerprint when stolen

A device would snap a photo of (what the device assumes may be) a thief, capture their fingerprint, shoot some video and/or record audio. more…

Mozilla launches free website security scanning service

In order to help webmasters better protect their websites and users, Mozilla has built an online scanner that can check if web servers have the best security settings in place. Dubbed Observatory, the tool was initially built for in-house use by Mozilla security engineer April King, who was then encouraged to expand it and make […] more…

Locky Ransomware Switches to DLLs for Distribution

Locky, one of the most popular ransomware families at the moment, has changed its distribution method once again and is now using DLLs for infection, Cyren researchers warn. read more more…

Mozilla Launches Website Security Testing Tool

Mozilla has released a free tool that allows website developers and administrators to determine if they are using all available security technologies at their full potential. read more more…

Answering the "So What" Question on Cyber Threat Intelligence

Cyber threat intelligence comes in many different flavors that address different problems and different roles within the organization. At the end of the day, however, as with any cyber security-related capability, you need to answer the “so what” question. What does any of this intelligence mean? And does it help us achieve the desired outcome(s)? […] more…

Update: Code Upgrade on PSU Border Routers

REF: CHG0038108, PRB0040271 The Penn State border routers were upgraded to a newer version of operating systems code this morning. Subsequent testing shown that the issue with Internet connectivity could still be replicated. That testing revealed the network element that is triggering the outage events. Configuration changes have been put in place to mitigate that […] more…

Machine Learning CrowdStrike Joins VirusTotal

On May 4, VirusTotal (VT) made two specific changes to its policies that were at the time seen as particularly aimed at the nex read more more…

How to opt out of WhatsApp sharing your phone number with Facebook

It says it’s not reading or sharing your messages, but it will share your phone number. Here’s how to opt out (at least partially). more…

Apple Issues Emergency Fix for iOS Zero-Days: What You Need to Know

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VirusTotal += Invincea

We welcome Invincea scanner to VirusTotal. This is a machine learning engine from USA. In the words of the company: “Invincea is a machine learning endpoint security software company dedicated to killing threats without impacting business performance. X by Invincea combines machine learning and behavioral monitoring to eliminate endpoint security blind spots without sacrificing usability. […] more…

Security Firm Discloses Medical Device Flaws as Part of Investment Strategy

The stock of medical device manufacturer St. Jude Medical plunged on Thursday after the release of a report describing serious cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the company’s products. read more more…

Hackers insert malware onto Thai ATMs, steal 12 million baht

Sources said that unlike the Taiwan heist, there were rigged chip cards involved in this robbery. Still, police suspect the same gang. more…

Hackers insert malware into Thai ATMs, steal 12 million baht

Sources said that unlike the Taiwan heist, there were rigged chip cards involved in this robbery. Still, police suspect the same gang. more…

NASA CIO allows HPE contract to expire, refuses to sign-off on authority to operate

In the wake of continued security problems, NASA’s CIO is sending a no-confidence signal to Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which received a $2.5 billion contract in 2011 to address problems with the agency’s outdated and insecure information technology infrastructure. more…

NASA CIO allow HPE contract’s authority to operate to expire

In the wake of continued security problems, NASA’s CIO is sending a no-confidence signal to Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which received a $2.5 billion contract in 2011 to address problems with the agency’s outdated and insecure information technology infrastructure. In late July, CIO Renee Wynn, who took over the job last fall, took the unprecedented step […] more…

Dropbox prompts certain users to change their passwords

Dropbox is asking users who signed up before mid-2012 to change their passwords if they haven’t done so since then. The cloud storage service said it was asking users to change their passwords as a preventive measure, and not because there is any indication that their accounts were improperly accessed. Dropbox said it was taking […] more…

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