What is a botnet? When armies of infected IoT devices attack

Botnet definition A botnet is a collection of internet-connected devices that an attacker has compromised. Botnets act as a force multiplier for individual attackers, cyber-criminal groups and nation-states looking to disrupt or break into their targets’ systems. Commonly used in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, botnets can also take advantage of their collective computing […] more…

Critical Flaws Found in Cisco Data Center Network Manager

Cisco on Wednesday informed customers that its Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) product is affected by several vulnerabilities, including ones described as “critical” and “high severity.” read more more…

French Consumer Group Launches Class Action Against Google

A French consumer rights group said Wednesday that it has launched a class action lawsuit against US tech giant Google for violating the EU’s strict data privacy laws. read more more…

US Cyber Attack on Iran Shrouded in Digital ‘Fog of War’

read more more…

Microsoft beefs up OneDrive security

Microsoft today announced changes to its OneDrive storage service that will let consumers protect some or even all of their cloud-stored documents with an additional layer of security. The new feature – dubbed OneDrive Personal Vault – was trumpeted as a special protected partition of OneDrive where users could lock their “most sensitive and important […] more…

Fake Instagram Verification

Across various social media platforms there are verification checkmark symbols that appear near the name of the account’s page we view. For example, this verified account indicator seen from our our Twitter page: These verification checkmarks exist as a credibility indicator to help show authenticity and integrity to social media page visitors. In order to […] more…

Email Security Firm GreatHorn Raises $13 Million

Waltham, MA-based email security firm GreatHorn has raised an additional $13 million in a new funding round technically filed as a Series A-1. The round was co-led by new investor RRE Ventures and existing investor .406 Ventures, with participation from other existing investors including Techstars Ventures, V1.VC and Uncork Capital. read more more…

Oracle does-in Dyn, resets DNS services to cloud

Some may call it a normal, even boring course of vendor business operations but others find it a pain the rump or worse. That about sums up the reaction to news this week that Oracle will end its Dyn Domain Name System enterprise services by 2020 and try to get customers to move to DNS […] more…

Vulnerability Remediation Firm Vulcan Cyber Raises $10 Million

Vulcan Cyber, an Israel-based startup that specializes in vulnerability remediation solutions, on Wednesday announced that it raised $10 million in a Series A funding round. read more more…

Presidential Phone Alerts Can Be Spoofed, Researchers Say

Presidential Alerts that all modern cell phones in the United States are required to receive and display as part of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) program can be spoofed, researchers have discovered.  read more more…

Six Arrested in $27 Million Cryptocurrency Theft

European authorities this week announced the arrest of 6 individuals in connection with a €24 million ($27.2 million) cryptocurrency theft. read more more…

Swimming Upstream: What the Salmon Run Teaches Us About Security

A Successful Security Organization Knows to be on the Lookout for Predators and to Navigate the Troubled Waters Around Them read more more…

Google Allows G Suite Users to Log In With Security Codes

Google on Tuesday announced that G Suite users can now log in on platforms that don’t directly support security keys using security codes generated by their security keys. read more more…

7 Top Tools for Single Sign-on

Single sign-on products have been around for a while, but the latest generation of SSO products have moved to the cloud. Vendors include Okta, OneLogin, McAfee, Numina, RadiantLogic, SecureAuth, Symplified and SmartSignin. See the story version. McAfee Cloud Identity Manager McAfee has probably one of the largest collection of identity providers of any product we’ve […] more…

How McAfee’s Paternity Leave Helped My New Family

By: Guillaume, EMEA Retail Marketing Manager, Slough, U.K. Becoming a parent is a daunting experience for anyone. The sheer amount of responsibilities can feel overwhelming and all consuming. For my husband and I, we spent an emotional and tiring 18 months working through the adoption process before becoming parents to two fully formed little humans […] more…

EA Games Login Flaw Exposed Accounts of 300 Million Gamers

Researchers have discovered a chain of flaws in EA Games’ login process that could allow an attacker to take over the accounts of any or multiple EA gamers — and there are 300 million of these around the globe. Stolen gaming credentials are valuable and frequently sold on the internet. read more more…

2017 Antivirus News | Powered by WordPress | Fluxipress Theme | Show My IP Address, check blacklists | Free Favicon, Android and Apple Icon Generator | Bitcoin and Crypto Currency News