Patch Tuesday Lowdown, April 2019 Edition — Krebs on Security

Posted on April 13th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Microsoft today released fifteen software updates to fix more than 70 unique security vulnerabilities in various flavors of its Windows operating systems and supported software, including at least two zero-day bugs. These patches apply to Windows, Internet Explorer (IE) and Edge browsers, Office, Sharepoint and Exchange. Separately, Adobe has issued security updates for Acrobat/Reader and Flash Player. […]

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Romanians Convicted in Cybertheft Scheme

Posted on April 13th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Working out of Bucharest since 2007, a pair of criminals infected and controlled more than 400,000 individual computers, mostly in the US. Two Romanian men have been convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit service marks, aggravated identity theft, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and 12 counts each of wire […]

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Patched Apache Vulnerability Could Still Cause Problems

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

More than 2 million Apache HTTP servers remain at risk for a critical privilege escalation vulnerability. A vulnerability in Apache HTTP Server has been found and patched, but the sheer number of servers still running older, unpatched versions of the software means hundreds of thousands of sites and servers could still be in danger. CVE-2019-0211 […]

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Hackers Could Turn Pre-Installed Antivirus App on Xiaomi Phones Into Malware

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

What could be worse than this, if the software that’s meant to protect your devices leave backdoors open for hackers or turn into malware?Researchers today revealed that a security app that comes pre-installed on more than 150 million devices manufactured by Xiaomi, China’s biggest and world’s 4th largest smartphone company, was suffering from multiple issues […]

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Businesses Increase Investments in AI and Machine Learning

Posted on March 15th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

More than three-quarters of IT pros say they feel safer for having done so, according to a new report. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are buzzwords in the cybersecurity industry as companies try to keep up with an expanding threat environment. That is reflected in a new study from Webroot, which found 73% […]

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Will the next version of Android get location privacy right?

Posted on March 15th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by John E Dunn Better late than never, Google has confirmed that improved control over location tracking is one of several new privacy features in the next version of its mobile OS, Android Q, due to appear later this year. It’s an issue that’s been giving Google some grief in the last year as a […]

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Patch Tuesday, March 2019 Edition — Krebs on Security

Posted on March 14th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Microsoft on Tuesday pushed out software updates to fix more than five dozen security vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems, Internet Explorer, Edge, Office and Sharepoint. If you (ab)use Microsoft products, it’s time once again to start thinking about getting your patches on. Malware or bad guys can remotely exploit roughly one-quarter of the flaws […]

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Three in Five Politicians’ Websites Don’t Use HTTPS

Posted on March 14th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Comparitech assessed the websites of more than 7,500 politicians in 37 countries and found 60.8% did not use valid SSL certificates. Security and politics have become so intertwined since the 2016 presidential election that research group Comparitech decided it was time to look into the security of politicians’ websites. What they found is alarming: Three […]

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How to protect intellectual property? 10 tips to keep IP safe

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Intellectual property (IP) is the lifeblood of every organization. It didn’t used to be. As a result, now more than ever, it’s a target, placed squarely in the cross-hairs by various forms of cyber attack. Witness the long list of hacks on Hollywood and the entertainment industry’s IP including “Pirates of the Caribbean” and more recently HBO’s “Game […]

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As Businesses Move Critical Data to Cloud, Security Risks Abound

Posted on February 21st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Companies think their data is safer in the public cloud than in on-prem data centers, but the transition is driving security issues. More business-critical data is finding a new home in the public cloud, which 72% of organizations believe is more secure than their on-prem data centers. But the cloud is fraught with security challenges: […]

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