If you have kids with mobile devices, create a central home charging station in your bedroom. Before the kids go to bed at night, have them put their mobile devices there so they are not tempted to play with them when they should be sleeping.Read More Kids and Mobile Devices
Cybersecurity researchers on Wednesday disclosed three severe security vulnerabilities impacting SolarWinds products, the most severe of which could have been exploited to achieve remote code execution with elevated privileges.
Two of the flaws (CVE-20…
This blog provides vides and resources as well as Q&A from speakers at the SolarWinds SANS Lightning Summit, which occurred on February 4, 2021.Read More SolarWinds – A SANS Lightning Summit Recap
Since December, the United States, its government, and other critical institutions including security firms have been addressing the world’s latest serious nation-state cyberattack, sometimes referred to as ‘Solorigate’ or ‘SUNBURST.’ As we shared earlier this is a moment of reckoning for our industry and needs a unified response of defenders across public and private sectors.
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Affected by a Data Breach? Here Are Security Steps You Should Take We share personal information with companies for multiple reasons: to pay for takeout at our favorite restaurant, to check into a hotel, or to collect rewards at the local coffee shop. While using a credit card is convenient, it actually gives away more […]
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Vendors should fix the root cause of a vulnerability, rather than block just one path to triggering it, says Google
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Beta testing for the latest update to Apple’s mobile operating system is underway, and users can expect to see some heavily anticipated features once it rolls out. The newest iteration of iOS, iOS 14.5, will include updated privacy measures, the abi…Read More Podcast: iOS 14.5: New features and release date
In technical literature, the terms data discovery, classification, and tagging are sometimes used interchangeably, but there are real differences in what they actually mean—and each plays a critical role in an enterprise data protection strategy.Read More Automating and operationalizing data protection with Dataguise and Microsoft Information Protection
As a risk professional, when I look across the various organisations that I have worked with, one thing is clear: Risk is either embraced and used to drive smart decision making, or it is seen as a huge blocker for progress that must be avoided at a…Read More Risk, the misunderstood discipline
Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter this week all took steps to crack down on users involved in trafficking hijacked user accounts across their platforms. The coordinated action seized hundreds of accounts the companies say have played a major role in facilitating the trade and often lucrative resale of compromised, highly sought-after usernames.Read More Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter Target Resellers of Hacked Accounts
Posted by Anna Hupa, Senior Strategist, Vulnerability Rewards TeamDespite the challenges of this unprecedented year, our vulnerability researchers have achieved more than ever before, partnering with our Vulnerability Reward Programs (VRPs) to protect …Read More Vulnerability Reward Program: 2020 Year in Review
This blog is part of our SOCwise series where we’ll be digging into all things related to SecOps from a practitioner’s point of view, helping us enable defenders to both build context and confidence in what they do. Although there’s been a lot of chatter about supply chain attacks, we’re going to bring you a slightly different […]
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New episode – listen now!Read More S3 Ep18: Apple emergency, crypto blunder and botnet takedown [Podcast]
From the global pandemic to recent cyberattacks, our world has faced many challenges during the past 12 months. Some of these challenges we can’t change. However, I’m pleased about the ones we can, and are changing across the cybersecurity landscape.Read More Modernizing your network security strategy
What happens when your co-passengers are engrossed in their mobiles/ PDAs and the driver feels drowsy at the wheel? Well, he can’t monitor the road for safe driving, that’s for sure. Unfortunately, the threats that cybersecurity experts have to deal with on a daily basis are a bit less obvious than hulking frames of glass […]Read More 6 Tips to Avoid Cybersecurity Burnout
2020 has been a year of learning for businesses on many levels. From enabling global remote practically overnight to switching to cloud-based applications and infrastructure – the list of learnings has been long. But none have managed to make quite a dent as much as the dramatic rise in malicious attacks on cloud and on-site […]
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Repeat after me: you should be very careful when running tests not to accidentally “go live.”Read More Test Amber Alert accidentally sent out warning of Chucky from the Child’s Play horror movies
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I’ve been thinking an awful lot about Android keyboards this week. I’d even go as far as to say they’ve been dominating my brainwaves for the past several days. (Yes, I really am that cool. Try to contain your adm…Read More Android’s underappreciated keyboard advantage
Yet more reports concerning Apple’s biggest top secret projects (that everyone knows about) — Apple Car and Apple’s AR mixed-reality headset — appeared this week. Apple watchers are looking at interesting times ahead.…Your life on television
Security researchers at Google have claimed that a quarter of all zero-day software exploits could have been avoided if more effort had been made by vendors when creating patches for vulnerabilities in their software.
Read more in my article on the …Read More Sloppy vendor patches are a breeding ground for zero-day exploits, says Google
Only try this at home, folks! As easy as it might look, it’s illegal in the wild, with good reason.Read More Free coffee! Belgian researcher hacks prepaid vending machines
Security researchers at Google have claimed that a quarter of all zero-day software exploits could have been avoided if more effort had been made by vendors when creating patches for vulnerabilities in their software. In a blog post, Maddie Stone of Go…Read More Sloppy patches are a breeding ground for zero-day exploits, says Google
French cybersecurity firm Stormshield has revealed that it has suffered a security breach, and hackers have accessed sensitive information.Read More Cybersecurity firm Stormshield hacked. Data (including source code) stolen
Graham Cluley Security News is sponsored this week by the folks at Orca Security. Thanks to the great team there for their support! Public cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform keep their platform…Read More Orca’s “State of Public Cloud Security” report reveals how most cloud security breaches happen
Microsoft today unveiled its employee-experience platform, Viva, which the company calls a digital “gateway” for employees to access relevant news, learning, analytics, and knowledge within their organization.Four Viva “modules” — Connections, Insig…Read More Microsoft unveils Viva, its employee-experience platform for Teams
Atlassian has launched its most advanced cloud offering to date: Atlassian Cloud Enterprise for Jira Software, Confluence, and Jira Service Management.Specifically designed to “meet the needs of [Atlassian’s] enterprise customers,” it’s designed to …Read More Atlassian launches Cloud Enterprise to meet core customer needs
Microsoft this week offered corporate customers a new set of configuration settings that it said would create easier-to-manage PCs suitable for wide swaths of users, ranging from remote workers to students who needed little more than a browser and …Read More Microsoft pushes ‘in cloud’ settings collection to simplify PC management
At the same time the Russians were using a backdoored SolarWinds update to attack networks worldwide, another threat actor — believed to be Chinese in origin — was using an already existing vulnerability in Orion to penetrate networks:
Read More Another SolarWinds Orion Hack
Two people briefed on the case said FBI investigators recently found that the National Finance Center, a federal payroll agency inside the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was among the affected organizations, raising fears that data on thousands of government employees may have been compromised.
Reuters was not able to establish how many organizations were compromised by the suspected Chinese operation. The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss ongoing investigations, said the attackers used computer infrastructure and hacking tools previously deployed by state-backed Chinese cyberspies…
Today’s admins certainly have plenty on their plates, and boosting ecosystem security remains a top priority. On-premises, and especially remote, accounts are gateways for accessing critical information.
Password management makes this possible. After a…
A nascent malware campaign has been spotted co-opting Android devices into a botnet with the primary purpose of carrying out distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
Called “Matryosh” by Qihoo 360’s Netlab researchers, the latest threat has been f…
Sharing your thoughts or photos for the world to see is now as easy as pushing a button, but even a seemingly harmless post may come back to haunt you
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Phishing and Malware
Among the major cyber threats, the malware remains a significant danger. The 2017 WannaCry outbreak that cost businesses worldwide up to $4 billion is still in recent memory, and other new strains of malware are discovered on a dai…
Major vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Realtek RTL8195A Wi-Fi module that could have been exploited to gain root access and take complete control of a device’s wireless communications.
The six flaws were reported by researchers from Israeli …