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Shape-Shifting Exploit Kits and Ballooning Malware Attacks Uncovered in Dell Security’s Annual Threat Report

Dell has today announced the results of their annual threat report and the results are pretty staggering for businesses worldwide. The company has now called for new decryption and inspection strategies in light of recent comments from Dell VP Patrick Sweeney, who warns that we can expect cybercriminals to continue finding ways to circumvent the latest security updates issued by ... Read More »

Hack-proof Internet of Things

A new guidance paper from the prpl Foundation, Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Embedded Computing, has been released that describes how to create secure embedded systems that power connected devices.  By forging what it calls a root of trust at the hardware layer and leveraging hardware virtualisation to create two distinct, secure domains- lateral movement attacks within the system ... Read More »

DayZ forums hacked, user info and encrypted passwords stolen

The DayZ development team tweeted on January 23 that its forums had suffered “an outside security breach,” and recommended that users change their passwords, “just in case.” Today it put out a more detailed and dire message, indicating that the situation is rather worse than it first appeared. “A security incident occurred on forums.dayzgame.com recently. According to our investigation all ... Read More »

Agriculture, Alternative Energy Could Be Chinese Hackers’ Next Targets

The official Five-Year Plans laid out by the government of the People’s Republic of China guide Chinese hackers’ attack campaigns and could be related to the recent burst of breaches at American health insurers, according to researchers at CrowdStrike. When the Community Health Systems breach of 4.5 million patients’ PII was attributed to Chinese attackers in August 2014, it raised ... Read More »

Malwarebytes Allows MITM Attacks Says Google

Experts at Google’s Project Zero have once again shamed a security software company. This time Malwarebytes has become a ‘victim’. Accroding to Project Zero, Malwarebytes security solution is not as much secure, because it is vulnerable to the Man-In-The-Middle attacks. But don’t worry, the company is already working on the fix. MITM attacks are easy to initiate on the security ... Read More »

MIT paints giant target on new “hack-proof” chip

MIT researchers and Texas Instruments have developed a new radio-frequency (RFID) chip that it calls “hack-proof.” The high-security chip, if it hits mainstream adoption, could well be a game-changer that could help prevent credit card fraud (through contactless payments), for instance. That’s because it sets itself apart from other RFID-chips. The chip is able to resist power-glitch attacks, which can ... Read More »

AlienVault Continues Strong Momentum with Record Sales Growth, Customer Wins and Partnerships in 2015

More than 3,000 Organizations Rely on AlienVault to Detect Threats and Mitigate the Impact of a Breach  AlienVault™, the leading provider of Unified Security Management™ solutions and crowd-sourced threat intelligence, today announced that it ended 2015 with unprecedented momentum. The company closed out the year with more than 55 percent year-over-year sales growth and increased its install base to over ... Read More »

WatchGuard partners with ‘Friendly WiFi’ to foster online safety for children and parents

Company accredited as a Friendly WiFi Approved Provider WatchGuard Technologies is helping children to stay safe online through a new partnership with the ‘Friendly WiFi’ scheme, designed to identify public places such as shops, restaurants, cafes and cinemas, providing secure filtered WiFi. Initiated by the UK Government with support from the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS)  and manged by the ... Read More »

TalkTalk counts costs of cyber-attack

TalkTalk lost 101,000 customers and suffered costs of £60m as a result of a cyber-attack on the company in October, but said business was returning to normal. The telecoms company said the net loss of customers in the three months to the end of December reflected fewer connections and greater “churn” as customers chose to leave. But revenue increased 1.8% in the ... Read More »

Default Apache Confirguration Can Unmark Tor Hidden Services

A year old loophole in Apache Web Server, uncovered by an unknown Computer Science Student, could potentially unmask the real identity of .onion-domains and servers hidden behind the Tor-network. Although the loophole was reported on Reddit and to the Tor Project months back, it recently came to the limelight soon after a tweet by Alec Muffet, a well-known security enthusiast ... Read More »