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Samsung and Zscaler Announce Enterprise-Ready Mobile Security Solution

Zscaler, the global security cloud for the mobile enterprise, today announced a strategic partnership with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., to provide the industry’s first enterprise-ready mobile security solution. The deep integration of the Zscaler security cloud with Samsung KNOX, a secure Android platform for enterprise mobility, provides a streamlined, enterprise-ready solution for both Samsung and Zscaler customers. This enterprise-grade mobile ... Read More »

Remote workers could leave enterprise networks at risk due to wireless router vulnerabilities

An analysis of security vulnerabilities in Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) wireless routers carried out by Tripwire shows that critical security vulnerabilities are endemic across the entire SOHO wireless router market.  The research, that surveyed 653 IT and security professionals and 1,009 employees who work remotely in the U.S. and U.K showed that a surprising number of IT professionals  and employees ... Read More »

iBanking Mobile Bot Source code Leaked

RSA, the security division of EMC, researchers have recently traced a forum post leaking the iBanking mobile bot control panel source-code. Apart from the server-side source-code, the leaked files also include a builder (a bash script) that can un-pack the existing iBanking APK file and re-pack it with different configurations, essentially providing fraudsters with the means to create their own unique ... Read More »

AlienVault researcher identifies Yara rules for detecting Careto malware components

AlienVault researcher identifies Yara rules for detecting Careto malware components Last week, Kaspersky Lab released their research (Unveiling “Careto” – The Masked APT) on a fresh APT campaign, which is supposed to have been running for several years. The campaign has different pieces of malware designed for Windows and OSX systems, and also clues of components for Android and iOS devices. The main targets of ... Read More »

Apple apps are more risky than Android, says Appthority

Apple apps are more risky than Android when it comes to location tracking, sharing data with third parties and weak authentication. According to analysis by Appthority of 400 paid and free apps offered for both iOS and Android, 95 per cent of the top 200 free apps on iOS and Android exhibit at least one risky behaviour. While 80 per ... Read More »

New tool to identify exposed password hashes

Cyber Ark is offering a free trial of a new tool that can identify and map exposed password hashes and vulnerable machines on a network. According to the company, CyberArk DNS (discovery and audit) is a patent-pending, lightweight, stand-alone tool that exposes the magnitude of privileged account security risks by enabling organisations to easily identify and analyse all privileged accounts ... Read More »

Plastic card accounts are identity fraudsters’ favourites

Identity fraud figures demonstrate continued danger says CIFAS Analysis of the fraud figures recorded during 2013 by organisations that share confirmed fraud data through CIFAS – the UK’s Fraud Prevention Service demonstrates that identity fraud remains the biggest fraud challenge facing the UK. While overall fraud levels decreased in 2013 by 11%, there were still over 108,500 confirmed identity frauds: ... Read More »

Barca drop the ball as SEA took control of Twitter account

FC Barcelona’s Twitter account was hijacked by the Syrian Electronic Army last night, who sent messages to more than 11 million followers.   While the team won 2-0 away at Manchester City, the army took control of the team’s official account, urging the management of the team not to accept Qatari money, and later said “special hi” to rivals Real ... Read More »

NHS pushes Care.data plans back by 6 months

The NHS has announced plans to delay its Care.data scheme by six months after concerns were raised about patient privacy.   The decision was made by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RGCP), the British Medical Association (BMA) and Healthwatch who were concerned about sharing patient records through a central database and called for improved public awareness of the implications of ... Read More »

AlienVault expands OTX partners

AlienVault has announced new partners to its open threat exchange (OTX) program.   Added are Cegeka, GoGrid, Netflow Logic, Onsight, Risk I/O and ThreatStop, while Spiceworks has already integrated the OTX into its service for the benefit of 100,000 users with over 1.4 million threat alerts in January alone. The OTX partner member program provides access to the world’s largest ... Read More »