Cryptocurrency Hacks Still Growing — What Does That Mean for the Industry?

Posted on May 31st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Though once synonymous with underground networks and black hat hackers, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have gone mainstream over the past two years.In 2017, we saw the skyrocket of bitcoin to an all-time high of close to $20,000 followed by a significant decline the following year.But beyond the ups and downs in the market for the […]

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Three tech-support scammers charged with ripping off the elderly

Posted on May 31st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by Lisa Vaas Three alleged tech-support scammers have been charged with bilking the elderly out of at least $1.3 million for tech support services they didn’t need and never got. The US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced on Friday that the three had been arrested the day before. According to […]

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Best new Windows 10 security features: Windows Sandbox, more update options

Posted on May 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

With the new era of Windows as a service, Microsoft is rolling out changes to the operating system twice a year. Many of those changes will allow you to improve your security posture and offer more security choices. You no longer have to wait for a new operating system to deploy new security features. Below […]

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49 Million Instagram Influencer Records Exposed in Open Database

Posted on May 23rd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

An AWS-hosted database was configured with no username or password required for access to personal data. How many Instagram influencers does it take to create a massive unplanned data release? At least 49 million, if the contents of a publicly exposed database are any indication. In the latest data incident involving an AWS-hosted database misconfiguration, […]

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Nine Charged in Alleged SIM Swapping Ring — Krebs on Security

Posted on May 23rd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Eight Americans and an Irishman have been charged with wire fraud this week for allegedly hijacking mobile phones through SIM-swapping, a form of fraud in which scammers bribe or trick employees at mobile phone stores into seizing control of the target’s phone number and diverting all texts and phone calls to the attacker’s mobile device. […]

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The most stressful aspects of being a cybersecurity professional

Posted on May 23rd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Talk with any cybersecurity professional, and you’re sure to hear them talk about the challenges they’re up against. What stresses them out the most? Keeping up with the security needs of new IT initiatives. That’s according to a third annual research report, The Life and Times of Cybersecurity Professionals, recently published by ESG and the Information Systems […]

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Haas F1 team leans on service providers as security force multipliers

Posted on May 23rd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

If today’s cars are smartphones on wheels, then race cars are supercomputers with engines attached. As the fastest racing sport in the world, Formula One cars come laden with over 100 sensors measuring every aspect of a car’s internal status and track performance that together generate hundreds of gigabytes of data over the course of […]

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Four Critical Reasons for Investing in Your WAN Edge

Posted on May 23rd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The traditional network model of a central, physical data center hub with spokes running out to fixed locations has gone the way of the mainframe and electric typewriter – once mainstays of business. Today’s workforce is increasingly mobile, while business-critical productivity and collaboration applications run in the cloud. The rise of these cloud-based applications enable […]

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US Tech Giants Google, Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom Break Up With Huawei

Posted on May 23rd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Google has reportedly suspended all businesses with the world’s second-biggest smartphone maker, Huawei, and revoked its Android license effective immediately—a move that will have a drastic impact on Huawei devices across the globe.Revoking Android license means Huawei future smartphones will no longer have access to Android updates and apps like Gmail or the Play Store, […]

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Alphabet’s Chronicle Explores Code-Signing Abuse in the Wild

Posted on May 23rd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

A new analysis highlights the prevalence of malware signed by certificate authorities and the problems with trust-based security. Researchers with Chronicle, the cybersecurity company and Alphabet subsidiary, today published an analysis of its investigation into the trend of signed malware being exploited in the wild. The process of cryptographically signing code was created to give […]

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