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December 8, 2016 by Udi Yavo

Predictions 2017: Goodbye Flash. Hello Jscript.

In 2017, we predict that as Flash phases out, JScript will take its place as the leading browser-exploitation vector.

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Topics: Industry

December 7, 2016 by Udi Yavo

Predictions 2017: Security Moves Down the Stack

In 2017, we predict that security – the good and the bad – will be moving down the stack.

Both sides — defense vs offense — are moving down the stack. On one side: the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data, operations and processes. On the other: threat actors that are looking to steal, tamper or disrupt these.

And on both sides we see movement down the stack. New defenses are...

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Topics: Industry

December 6, 2016 by Udi Yavo

Predictions 2017: Targeted Ransomware

In 2017, we predict that ransomware authors will target mission-critical servers and PCs - within targeted departments. By holding these sensitive devices hostage, ransomware authors will be applying the right pressure at the right time to quickly receive the ransom.

 

 

 

 

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Topics: Industry

November 29, 2016 by Colleen Weller

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Ransomware Sends SF'ers on a Free Ride

This week, San Francisco's Transport System suffered from a ransomware attack that allowed riders to ride free on Saturday; Madison Square Garden Company began an investigation on a PoS malware that first infiltrated their merchandise/food and beverage payment card systems last year; and new targeted attacks have been increasing the Google banner alerts of potential nation-sponsored attacks on...

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Topics: Weekly Security News

November 21, 2016 by Colleen Weller

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Cyber Monday Brings Security Concerns

As we near the holidays with Black Friday and Cyber Monday approaching, retailers should be prepared for an increase of malicious infiltrations; also with an increase of cyber attacks with IoT's devices, cybersecurity guru, Bruce Schneier stated in front of Congress that “there's real risk to life and property, real catastrophic risk,"; the Adult FriendFinder site was compromised and could...

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Topics: Weekly Security News

November 15, 2016 by Colleen Weller

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Cozy Bear & Fancy Bear Draw on Elections

This week, hacking groups were using post-U.S. presidential themes in their spear-phishing attacks; the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there have been 858 data breaches recorded this year; another ransomware attack on a county in Indiana forcing officials back to pen/paper.

Highlighting the cyber-security news from the past week in a 120 sec. read. Starting now.

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Topics: Weekly Security News

November 14, 2016 by Jeffrey Duran

After the (Atom)Bombing

In late October enSilo researchers discovered a new code injection technique that leveraged atom tables – an underlying component of the Windows Operating System.

While code injection isn’t new, utilizing the atom tables in Windows is. The atom tables are a Windows OS feature that allow software programs to store and share data with each other.

Dubbed “AtomBombing”, attackers using this...

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Topics: Research

November 7, 2016 by Colleen Weller

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Election Day Brings in Cyber Fears

This week all is being focused on the U.S. presidential elections with "unprecedented efforts" being made to protect any potential attacks on the voting system; Google disclosed a Windows exploit that highlighted the importance of responsible disclosure; U.K hospitals were thrown off this week by a cyber attack and ransomware hits are still rising.

Highlighting the cyber-security news from the...

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Topics: Weekly Security News

November 2, 2016 by Udi Yavo

A Quick Debrief on Cyber Security for the Elected President

 

The United States is less than a week away from electing a new president. Cybersecurity has played a large part in the news leading up to the election — hacked and leaked political emails and probing of election databases — and yet there hasn’t been a lot of discussion on how to resolve the problems. As someone who has been closely following all the events and the activities in the cyber...

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November 1, 2016 by Colleen Weller

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: ICO Reprimands the BBC

This week we've heard that the BBC has been involved in 169(!) reported data breaches; Habitat for Humanity has their appplicants' background checks exposed and researchers discovered an exploitable functionality dubbed "AtomBombing" that affects all versions of Windows.

Highlighting the cyber-security news from the past week in a 120 sec. read. Starting now.

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Topics: Weekly Security News

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