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Developers with Canonical pushed out a handful of patches for the Linux-based operating system Ubuntu this week, including one that resolves a bug that could have let an attacker cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with a TCP payload. Chris Coulson, a software and electronics engineer with the company, discovered the vulnerability, an out-of-bounds write (CVE-2017-9445) in ... Read More »

Report: 70% of brits unable to tell fact from fiction, share fake news

Raj Samani, chief scientist and fellow at McAfee, said that 18 percent of UK respondents were warned by their employer about the dangers of fake news or manipulated data. Given the heightened awareness of fake news in recent months, you’d think more Brits would be able to tell the difference between fake and real news, but that isn’t the case ... Read More »

Deep Root Analytics Is in Deep Trouble With Voter Data Breach

Cybersecurity experts speculate that in our current state, up to 70% of cyber attacks, including breaches, go undetected in a given year. Part of identifying and stopping breaches is knowing what kind of information cybercriminals are after, and election season creates hotbeds of public information that are prime targets for a breach. The companies that house this information are, of ... Read More »

Community Led Threat Prevention

Paul German, CEO,

Community based threat detection and prevention has been a fundamental principle in Anti-Virus and Intrusion Detection Systems for years.  Pooling the information and experience of multiple organisations to rapidly identify emerging threats, this collaborative approach enables security companies to quickly create a patch and disseminate it globally to minimise a hacker’s opportunity with that specific attack vector. This model is ... Read More »

New report from CREST highlights the need to improve cyber security in Industrial Control Systems

There is a pressing need to improve cyber security in Industrial Control System (ICS) environments to avoid future breaches that could impact critical national infrastructure concludes CREST, the not-for-profit accreditation body representing the technical information security industry, in its latest position paper, ‘Industrial Control Systems: Technical Security Assurance’.  The report highlights a number of challenges and suggests that more technical ... Read More »

Neuroscience and security: your thoughts are safe (for now)

A Canadian researcher called Melanie Segado explained to us the extent to which your brain activity could be used for malicious purposes, to find out, for example, what you’re thinking or to guess your PIN. Melanie, who is finishing her doctorate in neuroscience in Montreal and is co-founder of the NeurotechX community, differentiated the techniques that are used for measuring ... Read More »

Nothing is safe from a hacker, even a toy, smart TV or fitness tracker

New research from SWNS Digital has revealed the full extent to which dishonest individuals can invade people’s privacy by way of a few clicks of the mouse. The survey, conducted by consumer security specialist, BullGuard, included responses from 2,000 UK smart device owners. Aside from smartphones, tablets and PCs, respondents own three internet-connected devices on average, including locks, pet trackers ... Read More »

NATO decides cyber attacks could trigger collective defence clause

North Atlantic alliance is moving cyber into the domain of the military, alongside land, sea, and air capabilities. Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty which states an attack on one NATO member is considered an attack on all, is being extended into the realm of cyber warfare. Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the ... Read More »

Top cloud challenges: Security, compliance, and cost control

A new Fugue survey, fielded to over 300 IT operations professionals, executives, and developers, found that most respondents believe that the cloud is not living up to expectations because of compliance and security concerns, unexpected downstream costs, and the glut of cloud management tools available in the market. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Help Net Security Read More »

Surprise! NotPetya Is a Cyber-Weapon. It’s Not Ransomware

The NotPetya ransomware that encrypted and locked thousands of computers across the globe yesterday and today is, in reality, a disk wiper meant to sabotage and destroy computers, and not ransomware. This is the conclusion of two separate reports coming from Comae Technologies and Kaspersky Lab experts. Experts say that NotPetya — also known as Petya, Petna, ExPetr — operates ... Read More »