Fake Plugins with Popuplink.js Redirect to Scam Sites

Since July, we’ve been observing a massive WordPress infection that is responsible for unwanted redirects to scam and ad sites. This infection involves the tiny.cc URL shortener, a fake plugin that has been called either “index” or “wp_update”, and a malicious popuplink.js file. Infected pages typically have these two scripts in the <head> section of […] more…

More efficient security for cloud-based machine learning

A novel encryption method secures data used in online neural networks, without dramatically slowing their runtimes. This approach holds promise for using cloud-based neural networks for medical-image analysis and other applications that use sensitive data. more…

Industry Reactions to Foreshadow Flaws: Feedback Friday

Researchers and several major tech companies this week disclosed the details of three new speculative execution side-channel vulnerabilities affecting Intel processors. read more more…

IBM, Maersk launch blockchain-based shipping platform with 94 early adopters

After launching a proof of concept earlier this year, IBM and Maersk have unveiled TradeLens, the production version of an electronic ledger for tracking global shipments; the companies say they have 94 participants piloting the system, including more than 20 port and terminal operators. The jointly developed electronic shipping ledger records details of cargo shipments […] more…

Resolved: Canvas will be unavailable

Canvas Service Pack 2018-8, originally scheduled to take place from 5 to 7 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15, has been delayed until 5 to 7 a.m. on Wednesday, August 29. Details on this update can be found at https://tinyurl.com/CanvasPacks. more…

All Work and No Play? Not at McAfee!

By Srinidhi, Software Quality Engineer There’s more to life than work.   It’s a commonly held and often stated view, but companies that take it to heart are few and far between. McAfee is one of those few.  Well known as an industry leader, the creator of powerful security technologies and solutions, McAfee also believes it is […] more…

U.S. and Chile Agree to Cooperate on Cyber Security

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his Chilean counterpart have signed an agreement pledging closer cooperation in combating cyber threats. read more more…

How to Go From No Incident Response Program to SOAR

Getting Off the Ground With Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response   read more more…

Facebook Announces 2018 Internet Defense Prize Winners

Facebook this week announced the winners of its 2018 Internet Defense Prize. Three teams earned a total of $200,000 this year for innovative defensive security and privacy research. read more more…

Apple gets cored: 90GB of ‘secure files’ stolen by high schooler

An Aussie high schooler pleaded guilty on Thursday to hacking Apple servers multiple times. more…

‘Foreshadow’ flaw found in Intel CPUs – what to do

For Intel and more than a billion computers with Intel CPUs, the microprocessor flaws just keep coming. more…

US rolls back cyberwarfare rules

The Trump administration has rolled back Obama-era rules that outlined how to launch cyberattacks on other nations. more…

China’s ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ Drives Cyber Spying

Cybersecurity firms have observed increasing cyber espionage activity related to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, and researchers expect to see more of these operations in the upcoming period. read more more…

What is Nmap? Why you need this network mapper

Network administrators, IT managers and security professionals face a never-ending battle, constantly checking on what exactly is running on their networks and the vulnerabilities that lurk within. While there is a wealth of monitoring utilities available for network mapping and security auditing, nothing beats Nmap’s combination of versatility and usability, making it the widely acknowledged […] more…

Romance scam victim allegedly plotted to kill her mother for cash

An identity theft online dating scam led police to uncover texts that detailed the murder-for-hire plot. more…

‘Hacky Hack Hack’: Australia Teen Breaches Apple’s Secure Network

A schoolboy who “dreamed” of working for Apple hacked the firm’s computer systems, Australian media has reported, although the tech giant said Friday no customer data was compromised. read more more…

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