FaceApp: The App That Ages Your Employees and Your CIO

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is one of the defining characteristics of the modern mobile workforce but it’s also a weakness many businesses aren’t paying enough attention to. It’s likely many corporate BYOD users  have downloaded a hot new app named FaceApp. An AI face editor, this app is rising in popularity all thanks to […] more…

Reset Email Account Passwords after Website Infection: Follow Up

In a previous analysis of a malicious file, we demonstrated why you should always update your email account passwords after a security compromise. The information security threat landscape is always changing. Likewise, the tools used by bad actors are also evolving to evade detection by IDS/IPS and other similar services. cPanel Hosting Environment File Analysis […] more…

Slack tweaks desktop app to be faster, more efficient

Slack has overhauled its desktop software, adding offline access and tweaking the software for faster load times. Recent efforts to improve the desktop app were highlighted at Slack Frontiers last year and the coming update – which the company says will launch 33% faster than before – will be available to users “over the next […] more…

AMCA Breach: Many More Impacted Healthcare Firms Come Forward

Many more healthcare companies in the United States published press releases last week to inform customers that they had been impacted by the data breach suffered by the American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA). read more more…

Huawei’s Czech Unit Secretly Collected Data: Report

The Czech unit of telecoms giant Huawei secretly collected personal data of customers, officials and business partners, Czech public radio reported Monday, fanning concerns about security risks linked to the Chinese group. read more more…

Browser Extensions Massively Collecting User Data

Security researchers have discovered eight Chrome and Firefox extensions that leak user data, including personally identifiable information (PII) and corporate information (CI).  read more more…

FSB Contractor Hacked, Secret Russian Projects Exposed

A group of hackers has leaked online information on secret projects allegedly stolen from the servers of Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) contractor Sytech. read more more…

Critical RCE Vulnerability Found in Palo Alto Networks VPN Product

A critical remote code execution vulnerability has been found and patched in Palo Alto Networks’ GlobalProtect product. read more more…

Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Threat Intelligence RFI Service

Much like deep & dark web (DDW) coverage and anti-fraud solutions, request for intelligence (RFI) services have quickly become both ubiquitous and prone to misleading claims in the threat intelligence market. read more more…

Why getting election security right for 2020 matters

How much election security is enough? The answer: Enough to convince a losing candidate that they lost. Will that happen for the 2020 elections? Probably not. “Is it enough? How much is enough?” Herb Lin, Senior Research Scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, and co-author of the Stanford Cyber […] more…

Chrome 76 blocks websites from detecting incognito mode

Ever bypassed a website paywall using a browser’s privacy mode? It was once a simple hack, however, it no longer works for most websites. more…

Equifax to Pay up to $700 Million to Consumers, Authorities Over 2017 Breach

Equifax and U.S. government agencies announced on Monday that the credit reporting agency is prepared to pay up to $700 million to settle charges related to the massive 2017 data breach that impacted roughly 147 million people. read more more…

Digital Transformation Makes the Case for Log Retention in Cloud SIEMs

As organizations pursue their digital transformation dreams, they’ll migrate from on-premises SIEM to cloud-based SIEM. In the process of doing so, CISOs are taking a closer look at their previous security incident and event log retention policies, and revisiting past assumptions and processes. read more more…

Hacked Bulgarian database reaches online forums

Data on millions of people stolen from the Bulgarian government has already popped up on hacker trading forums. more…

Report: Equifax to Pay $700 Million in Breach Settlement

The Wall Street Journal says Equifax will pay around $700 million to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people. read more more…

Stop facial recognition trials now, warns UK committee

The UK government should suspend trials of automatic facial recognition systems until it can meet regulators’ concerns about the technology, according to a report released Friday. more…

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