G7 to Put Squeeze on Internet Giants at Terror Talks

Tech giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter will come under pressure in Italy this week to go further and faster in helping G7 powers tackle the ever-greater threat of extremists online. read more more…

Ursnif Trojan Uses New Malicious Macro Tactics

Recently observed distribution campaigns featuring the Ursnif banking Trojan were using new malicious macro tactics for payload delivery, Trend Micro has discovered. read more more…

BoundHook Hooking Is Invisible to Windows 10’s PatchGuard

A newly discovered hooking technique can go completely undetected by the current implementation of PatchGuard, CyberArk security researchers warn. read more more…

IRS chief: assume your identity has been stolen

American’s should “assume their data is already in the hands of criminals and ‘act accordingly.’” more…

Sockbot Ensnares Android Devices into Botnet

A newly discovered Android malware has the ability to add the compromised devices to a botnet that could potentially launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, Symantec warns. read more more…

New Magniber Ransomware Emerges

A brand new ransomware family currently being distributed through the Magnitude exploit kit appears to be targeting South Korean users exclusively, security researchers have discovered. read more more…

Kids’ smartwatches harbouring major security flaws

Norwegian Consumer Council says “these watches should be in no stores, even less so on a child’s arm” more…

Ransomware Decryption Framework – Now Available

This blog details the availability of the McAfee Ransomware Recover (Mr 2).  We would like to credit Kunal Mehta and Charles McFarland in the work required to develop this framework. How do I get my files back?  This is probably the first question asked when ransomware strikes. Of course, the answer will depend on whether there […] more…

Mr. Robot eps3.1undo.gz – the security review

We’re looking at how Mr Robot’s treatment of security stacked up in episode 2 of season 3 more…

DMARC Not Implemented by Most Federal Agencies: Report

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently ordered all federal agencies to start using DMARC, but currently only a small percentage have fully implemented the system, according to a report from security firm Agari. read more more…

The Keys to Unlocking Security in a Virtual World

Did you lock your front door this morning? Chances are, the answer is yes (and if not, you’re scrambling to text your spouse to make sure that he or she did after you left). The idea of leaving your place of residence open and available to whoever may choose to test the doorknob is virtually […] more…

How individuals can use online ad buying to spy on you

It’s not just the advertisers who can track you more…

A Look at Locky Ransomware’s Recent Spam Activities

Ransomware has been one of the most prevalent, prolific, and pervasive threats in the 2017 threat landscape, with financial losses among enterprises and end users now likely to have reached billions of dollars. Locky ransomware, in particular, has come a long way since first emerging in early 2016. Despite the number of times it apparently […] more…

How AI can help you stay ahead of cybersecurity threats

Since the 2013 Target breach, it’s been clear that companies need to respond better to security alerts even as volumes have gone up. With this year’s fast-spreading ransomware attacks and ever-tightening compliance requirements, response must be much faster. Adding staff is tough with the cybersecurity hiring crunch, so companies are turning to machine learning and […] more…

No Patches for Vulnerabilities in Linksys Wireless Routers

IT security services and consulting company SEC Consult has disclosed the details of several apparently unpatched vulnerabilities affecting Linksys E-Series wireless home routers. read more more…

Cisco Patches Critical Flaw in Cloud Services Platform

Cisco informed customers on Wednesday that it has patched critical and high severity vulnerabilities in several of its products, including the Cloud Services Platform (CSP), the Firepower Extensible Operating System (FXOS) and NX-OS software, and some Small Business IP phones. read more more…

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