How iOS App Permissions Open Holes for Hackers

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The permissions iOS apps request from users can turn the devices into spy tools and provide a toehold into the enterprise network, according to new research. In many ways, the era of the smartphone is defined by apps, which do everything from sending messages to tracking our exercise. New research shows how Apple iOS apps¬†come […]

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Threat Group Employs Amazon-Style Fulfillment Model to Distribute Malware

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The operators of the Necurs botnet are using a collection of US-based servers to send out banking Trojans, ransomware, and other malware on behalf of other cybercriminals. A threat group with possible connections to the operators of the notorious Necurs botnet has employed what security vendor Bromium this week described as an Amazon-style fulfillment model […]

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Best antivirus software: 9 top tools

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The AV-TEST Institute recently tested the most popular Windows 10 client antivirus products on three primary criteria: protection, performance, and usability. Only four of the 16 products tested earned a perfect rating of 6 for each of those criteria: PSB Computer Protection 18 and 19,¬†Kaspersky Lab Endpoint Security 11, Symantec Endpoint Protection 14.2 and Symantec […]

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Ongoing DNS Hijack Attack Hits Consumer Modems and Routers

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The attack campaigns have re-routed DNS requests through illicit servers in Canada and Russia. An ongoing DNS hijacking campaign has taken aim at consumer modems and routers. Multiple waves of the campaign have changed settings in the residential devices, sending traffic through any of a series of addresses hosted on services known to be welcoming […]

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The Matrix at 20: A Metaphor for Today’s Cybersecurity Challenges

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The Matrix ushered in a new generation of sci-fi movies and futuristic plotlines with a relentless, seemingly invulnerable set of villains. Twenty years later, that theme is all too familiar to security pros. It’s difficult to believe that The Matrix celebrated its 20th anniversary in March. It’s equally hard to ignore how well the film […]

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Georgia Tech Data Breach Exposes 1.3 Million Users’ Personal Data

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The Georgia Institute of Technology, well known as Georgia Tech, has confirmed a data breach that has exposed personal information of 1.3 million current and former faculty members, students, staff and student applicants.In a brief note published Tuesday, Georgia Tech says an unknown outside entity gained “unauthorized access” to its web application and accessed the […]

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These two books explain how to fix our broken security industry

Posted on April 4th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The first step in fixing a problem is admitting you have one. The computer security industry has long been broken and needs some serious fixes. The world spends many billions of dollars fighting cybersecurity threats, more and more each year, and threats, risks and exploits are just getting worse. We have even accepted that computer […]

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Effective IoT Security Requires Machine Learning

Posted on March 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The legacy security model is based on the concept of a well-defined perimeter and the use of tools such as signatures, rules, and statistical analysis. While that model has provided significant value for a very long time, the limitations are highlighted by that fact that large-scale security breaches which are designed to evade traditional defenses […]

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NDSU Offers Nation’s First Ph.D. in Cybersecurity Education

Posted on March 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The new program focuses on training university-level educators in cybersecurity. Solutions to the cybersecurity skills shortage tend to focus on those who need training, but a new program from North Dakota State University tackles the issue from a different direction: it offers a focus on cybersecurity education within its computer science Ph.D. program. The goal […]

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Toyota Customer Information Exposed in Data Breach

Posted on March 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The attackers hit dealer sales systems in Japan, according to the automaker. Toyota Motor Corp. dealerships in Japan were hit with a cyberattack earlier this month in which information on 3 million of the carmakers’ customers was stolen. The hack hit Toyota Sales Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of Toyota Motor in Japan, and its affiliates. […]

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