Cybersecurity and the Human Element: We’re All Fallible

Posted on February 13th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

We examine the issue of fallibility from six sides: end users, security leaders, security analysts, IT security administrators, programmers, and attackers. First of a six-part series. We are only human; we all make mistakes sometimes. Until the day when both the offensive and defensive sides of cyberattacks are conducted entirely by machines, we need to […]

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Security firm beats Adobe by patching reader flaw first

Posted on February 13th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by Danny Bradbury Adobe has patched a flaw that enabled attackers to slurp a user’s network authentication details – but not before someone else patched it first. Security researcher Alex Inführ discovered a flaw in Adobe Reader which enabled a malicious PDF file to trigger a callback from the program. A compromised program would communicate […]

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Firefox 66 will silence autoplaying web audio

Posted on February 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by John E Dunn Quieter web browsing is finally within reach for users of Mozilla’s Firefox. It’s been on the to-do list for a while, but a new blog by the company has confirmed that from Firefox 66 for desktop and Firefox for Android, due on 19 March, media autoplay of video or audio will […]

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New Mac Malware Targets Cookies to Steal From Cryptocurrency Wallets

Posted on February 2nd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Mac users need to beware of a newly discovered piece of malware that steals their web browser cookies and credentials in an attempt to withdraw funds from their cryptocurrency exchange accounts.Dubbed CookieMiner due to its capability of stealing cookies-related to cryptocurrency exchanges, the malware has specifically been designed to target Mac users and is believed […]

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Firefox makes it easier for users to dodge ad-trackers

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by Danny Bradbury Firefox has introduced a new set of controls to make it easier for users to protect themselves from online ad trackers. The browser’s redesigned Content Blocking section makes it easier for users to switch off cross-site trackers. These are mechanisms that advertisers and data brokers use to track your activity across different […]

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Even Microsoft can’t escape ‘reply all’ email storms

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by John E Dunn Of all the calamities that befall email users, few are more dreaded than the ‘reply all’ storm. Ask the 11,543 Microsoft employees who reportedly found themselves experiencing the full force of a phenomenon known to science as the ‘cascade effect’. It seems to have started innocently enough when someone made an unspecified […]

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