IoT botnets target enterprise video conferencing systems

Posted on February 20th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Companies have been adding internet of things (IoT) devices to their networks over the past few years, often increasing their exposure on the internet. This has led to a rise in botnets that specialize in exploiting insecure configurations and vulnerabilities to take control of network-attached storage boxes, surveillance cameras, digital video records and more recently, […]

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Mozilla, Internet Society and Others Pressure Retailers to Demand Secure IoT Products

Posted on February 15th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

New initiative offers five principles for greater IoT security . Mozilla Foundation, the Internet Society, and eight other organizations have teamed up to push retailers to demand that Internet of Things manufacturers improve security in their devices. The initiative seeks to enlist retailers to use their greatest power — that of dropping products from distribution […]

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Get a Lifetime Subscription to Unlimited VPN for just $59.99 (5 Devices)

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

For all of the undeniable conveniences the Internet has brought us, it’s becoming an increasingly dangerous place to be.Both individual hackers and entire government agencies are now able to hack into your computer or smartphone from across the globe and steal everything from your browsing history to your credit card numbers, and they’re often able […]

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What’s behind this 1,000-character phishing URL?

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by Danny Bradbury Phishing sites are common, but this week the internet found a strange strain that’s a little rarer: a phishing site with a URL almost a thousand characters long. Experts have a good theory about why a scammer would go to all that trouble. Bleeping Computer learned of a strange phishing campaign which […]

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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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Get a Lifetime Subscription to Unlimited VPN for just $59.99 (5 Devices)

Posted on February 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

For all of the undeniable conveniences the Internet has brought us, it’s becoming an increasingly dangerous place to be.Both individual hackers and entire government agencies are now able to hack into your computer or smartphone from across the globe and steal everything from your browsing history to your credit card numbers, and they’re often able […]

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Shellbot Crimeware Re-Emerges in Monero Mining Campaign

Posted on February 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

New attack uses a repurposed version of the Trojan that spreads using Internet Relay Chat. Shellbot crimeware has been spotted in the wild as part of a growing campaign that appears to target infrastructure resources for cryptomining. Tactics, techniques, and procedures observed in this campaign are similar to TTPs seen previousl with the Outlaw Group, […]

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BGP secure routing experiment ends in online row

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by Danny Bradbury An experiment to make the internet safer ended up breaking parts of it last week. Researchers were testing a way to make the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) more secure. BGP is the language that routes traffic between autonomous system networks (ASNs), which are the large networks that make up the internet. However, […]

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