High Stress Levels Impacting CISOs Physically, Mentally

Posted on February 15th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Some have even turned to alcohol and medication as their demands outpace resources. A quarter of chief information security officers (CISOs) suffer from mental and health disorders as a result of tremendous and growing work pressures, a new survey shows. Contributing to the strain are concerns about job security, inadequate budget and resources, and a […]

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Android Phones Can Get Hacked Just by Looking at a PNG Image

Posted on February 15th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Using an Android device?Beware! You have to remain more caution while opening an image file on your smartphone—downloaded anywhere from the Internet or received through messaging or email apps.Yes, just viewing an innocuous-looking image could hack your Android smartphone—thanks to three newly-discovered critical vulnerabilities that affect millions of devices running recent versions of Google’s mobile […]

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Critical Zcash Bug Could Have Allowed ‘Infinite Counterfeit’ Cryptocurrency

Posted on February 15th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The developers behind the privacy-minded Zcash cryptocurrency have recently discovered and patched a highly dangerous vulnerability in the most secretive way that could have allowed an attacker to coin an infinite number of Zcash (ZEC).Yes, infinite… like a never-ending source of money.Launched in October 2016, Zcash is a privacy-oriented cryptocurrency that claims to be more […]

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620 million records from 16 websites listed for sale on the Dark Web

Posted on February 15th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by Lisa Vaas The pockets of credential stuffers and spammers have been potentially fattened by another 617 million pilfered accounts, hacked out of 16 websites and now allegedly up for sale on the Dark Web. The Register reports that a seller on the Dream Market – a Dark Web marketplace hidden by the encrypted layers […]

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Update now! Microsoft and Adobe’s February 2019 Patch Tuesday is here

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by John E Dunn Internet Explorer (IE) may have launched way back in 1995 but nearly a quarter of a century later it’s still creating work for Microsoft and Windows users. Take February’s Patch Tuesday, a highlight of which is a bona fide IE 10 and 11 zero-day said by Microsoft to be under active […]

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Beware of phony or misleading malware rescue web pages

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Scammers and adware purveyors have long used the helpful nature of the internet to get more victims. In a world where the top search engines try their best to filter out the chaff, scammers still do their best to encourage victims to install unneeded and sometimes malicious software. They often succeed by using scare tactics […]

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More Alleged SIM Swappers Face Justice — Krebs on Security

Posted on February 13th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Prosecutors in Northern California have charged two men with using unauthorized SIM swaps to steal and extort money from victims. One of the individuals charged allegedly used a hacker nickname belonging to a key figure in the underground who’s built a solid reputation hijacking mobile phone numbers for profit. According to indictments unsealed this week, Tucson, […]

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Researchers Implant “Protected” Malware On Intel SGX Enclaves

Posted on February 13th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a way to hide malicious code in Intel SGX enclaves, a hardware-based memory encryption feature in modern processors that isolates sensitive code and data to protect it from disclosure or modification.In other words, the technique allows attackers to implant malware code in a secure memory that uses protection features of SGX […]

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Australia and Huawei: Why the ban?

Posted on February 12th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

By now, you may have heard that Australia has excluded Huawei from the upcoming rollout of the nationwide 5G mobile infrastructure. The decision has made manufacturers, telecommunication experts, and politicians around the world stand up and take notice. Even some consumers, including those who use Huawei smartphones and tablets, wonder what this could mean for […]

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Android Phones Can Get Hacked Just by Looking at a PNG Image

Posted on February 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Using an Android device?Beware! You have to remain more caution while opening an image file on your smartphone—downloaded anywhere from the Internet or received through messaging or email apps.Yes, just viewing an innocuous-looking image could hack your Android smartphone—thanks to three newly-discovered critical vulnerabilities that affect millions of devices running recent versions of Google’s mobile […]

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