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Tripwire Survey: 72 Percent of Security Professionals Say Soft Skills Need Has Increased

Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of security and compliance solutions for enterprises and industrial organizations, today announced the results of a survey conducted by Dimensional Research that looked at the need for soft skills in cybersecurity. The survey was conducted in July, and its respondents included 315 IT security professionals at companies with over 100 employees. According to Tripwire’s survey, 100 ... Read More »

McDonald’s website insecurity leaves users passwords vulnerable

  McDonald’s has been caught by Dutch security expert Tijme Gommers running an insecure website that could lead to users passwords being stolen.  According to Gommers, by abusing an insecure cryptographic storage vulnerability (link) and a reflected server cross-site-scripting vulnerability (link) it is possible to steal and decrypt the password from a McDonald’s user. Besides that, other personal details like the user’s ... Read More »

50 million iMesh records up for sale on dark web

iMesh, a now defunct service that was once one of the biggest P2P sites in the US, reportedly suffered a data breach in 2013 which has now led to a huge database of 51 million users’ credentials going for sale on the dark web. This is the latest in a string of huge databases coming up online, after the recent ... Read More »

Hello from the outside, I hacked your email and stole your photos…

… But it don’t matter. It clearly doesn’t tear you apart… This week has not been easy for our beloved stars, with Harry Styles and Kendall Jenner’s holiday snaps being leaked after a hacker invaded the iCloud account of Harry’s mum and posted the photos on Twitter. (We’ll pause for a while so you can go search for them if you ... Read More »

Half of IT professionals Struggle to Keep Up with Enterprise Patching

Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of endpoint protection and response, security and compliance and IT operations solutions, today announced the results of an extensive study conducted by Dimensional Research and Tripwire’s Vulnerability and Exposure Research Team (VERT) on the state of enterprise patch management. The study evaluated the attitudes of over 480 IT professionals involved in patch management and ... Read More »

Leaf it out mate! Nissan car hijacked by security researcher

Troy Hunt has uncovered a flaw within the Nissan Leaf’s companion app that allows hackers to see data about recent journeys and meddle with other aspects of the vehicle such as climate control and battery life. All they need is he vehicle identity number (VIN). Mr. Hunt gave Nissan one month to fix the flaw prior to his unmasking of them ... Read More »

Talking To The Board: How To Improve Your Board’s Cyber Security Literacy

Boards of Directors have an inescapable legal responsibility to protect their organisation’s assets and shareholder value against risks. Where does cybersecurity fit in the agenda? Many boards lack the knowledge, awareness and confidence to connect security to the business. In this webcast, moderator Paul Edon, Director of Customer Services at Tripwire, will provide a variety of perspectives from experienced professionals ... Read More »

The Hacker Tales – stories of hacking, privacy and deception

Eskenzi PR is a PR agency that specialises in IT security. The staff there have heard so many amazing stories over these years from their hacker friends & clients it would make your hair stand on end! We all love scaring our friends and family over dinner with these stories, but Eskenzi PR thought it was worth sharing these further ... Read More »

New research finds zero-day vulnerabilities in top-selling Amazon smart home systems

Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of advanced threat, security and compliance management solutions, today announced results of an extensive security assessment of three top-selling smart home automation hub products available on Amazon. The research uncovered zero-day flaws in each hub that could allow hackers to take control of smart home functionalities. Smart home hubs are used to control lighting, heating, ... Read More »

UK Executives Give Boards ‘A’ in Cyber Literacy

Tripwire, Inc., the global provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, today announced the results of a study on cyber literacy challenges faced by organisations. The study, which was carried out in May 2015, evaluated the attitudes of executives as they relate to cybersecurity risk decision-making and communication between IT security professionals, executive teams and boards. Study respondents included ... Read More »