Drones can steal data from infected PCs by spying on blinking LEDs

Is that a drone hovering outside your office window snooping on your disk’s flashing lights? Time to move it away from the window more…

News in brief: San Diego plans data-gathering smart city upgrade; Amazon says no; judge says no

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

Breaking and protecting devops tool chains

Ken Johnson, CTO of nVisium, and Chris Gates, Senior Security Engineer at Uber talk to CSO Online’s Steve Ragan about working with devops tool chains. more…

Bruce Schneier and the call for "public service technologists"

Bruce Schneier, CTO of IBM Resilient on the increasing importance of technologist’s presence in education and policy-making. more…

This What Hackers Think of Your Defenses

Billions of dollars are spent every year on cyber security products; and yet those products continually fail to protect businesses. Thousands of reports analyze breaches and provide reams of data on what happened; but still the picture worsens. A new study takes a different approach; instead of trying to prevent hacking based on what hacking […] more…

Healthcare data breaches ‘mostly caused by insiders’

With an average of one data breach a day and patchy security practises, healthcare organizations are sitting targets for hackers more…

First SHA-1 Collision Attack Conducted by Google, CWI

Researchers at Google and Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in the Netherlands have managed to conduct the first real world collision attack against SHA-1, creating two documents with different content but identical hashes. read more more…

These Were the Top Threats Targeting Healthcare Firms in Q4 2016

Healthcare is a consistent target for cybercriminals, with IBM’s 2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index claiming it had become the single most attacked industry. Today FortiGuard Labs has released details on the top 5 methods used to attack healthcare in Q4, 2016. read more more…

Noise-Canceling Headphones for Your Threat Intel Team

With Transparency and Customized Scoring, You Cancel Out The Noise That’s Distracting Your Threat Intelligence Team read more more…

Eleven-year-old root flaw found and patched in the Linux kernel

Linux system administrators should be on the watch for kernel updates because they fix a local privilege escalation flaw that could lead to a full system compromise. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2017-6074, is over 11 years old and was likely introduced in 2005 when the Linux kernel gained support for the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol […] more…

How much does Facebook really know about you – and is it right?

Third-party tools that show you what Facebook can piece together about you are a useful reminder of just how much data you’re sharing – but they aren’t always accurate more…

Understanding and Combating the Evolving Attack Chain

Adversaries continue to find new ways to operate, using varied techniques to accomplish their mission. And, unless you remain informed about these changes, it’s hard to defend against these evolving threats. read more more…

Lawmakers set to overturn broadband privacy rules, as ISPs requested

Congress is preparing to overturn rules that require ISPs to get customers to opt in before selling data more…

Police arrest man suspected of building million-router German botnet

Last year, someone turned a German internet service provider into a million-router botnet. German police think they will soon have the culprit. The U.K.’s National Crime Agency (NCA) made an arrest on Wednesday in connection with the November 2016 hack on Deutsche Telekom. The agency said it arrested a 29-year-old man at Luton airport, acting […] more…

Code Execution Flaw Affected Linux Kernel Since 2005

A researcher has discovered a serious locally exploitable vulnerability that appears to have been around in the Linux kernel for more than 11 years. The flaw has been addressed in the kernel and Linux distributions are working on releasing patches. read more more…

Amid cyberattacks, ISPs try to clean up the internet

If your computer’s been hacked, Dale Drew might actually know something about that. He’s CSO (chief security officer) at Level 3 Communications, a major internet backbone provider that’s routinely on the lookout for cyberattacks on the network level. The company has linked more than 150 million IP addresses to malicious activity worldwide. That means all […] more…

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