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  • WhatsApp discovers ‘targeted’ surveillance attack

    Posted on May 17, 2019 by in News, Security

    Hackers were able to remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices using a major vulnerability in messaging app WhatsApp, it has been confirmed. WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, said the attack targeted a “select number” of users and was orchestrated by “an advanced cyber-actor”. A fix was rolled out on Friday. On […]

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  • Baltimore Severs Down After Ransomware Attack

    Posted on May 10, 2019 by in News

    When a city is attacked by Ransomware: Another city has become the victim of a ransomware attack, as government officials in Baltimore have revealed that the city hall computer networks have been infected, according to CBS Baltimore. Experts have identified the ransomware used in this case as the RobbinHood variant, about which there is little information […]

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  • Cisco Issues Critical Security Warning for Nexus Data-Center Switches

    Posted on May 3, 2019 by in News

    Thinkstock Cisco released 40 security advisories around Nexus switches, Firepower firewalls and more. Cisco issued some 40 security advisories today but only one of them was deemed “critical” – a vulnerability in the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Mode data-center switch that could let an attacker secretly access system resources. The exposure, which […]

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  • Chrome 74 Patches 39 Vulnerabilities

    Posted on April 26, 2019 by in News, Security

    Google this week released Chrome 74 to the stable channel with patches for 39 vulnerabilities, as well as with several other tweaks inside. Of the 39 security fixes included in the new browser iteration, 19 were for vulnerabilities reported by external researchers. These include 5 High severity flaws, 12 Medium risk bugs, and 2 Low […]

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  • Hiding in Plain Sight

    Posted on April 12, 2019 by in News, Security

    This blog was written by Jon Munshaw and Jaeson Schultz. Cisco Talos is continually working to ensure that our threat intelligence not only accounts for the latest threats but also new versions of old threats, such as spam. This often means pursuing cybercriminals wherever they congregate. However, instead of wheeling-and-dealing using hidden servers on some mysterious dark web […]

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  • The U.S. Military Is Creating the Future of Employee Monitoring

    Posted on March 29, 2019 by in News

    Gives a new meaning to “Big Brother.” The U.S. military has the hardest job in human resources: evaluating hundreds of thousands of people for their ability to protect the nation’s secrets. Central to that task is a question at the heart of all labor relations: how do you know when to extend trust or take it […]

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  • Spotlight on Troldesh Ransomware, aka ‘Shade’

    Posted on March 22, 2019 by in News, Security

    Despite the decline in the number of ransomware infections over the last year, there are several ransomware families that are still active. Ransom.Troldesh, aka Shade, is one of them. According to our product telemetry, Shade has experienced a sharp increase in detections from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019. When we see a swift spike in detections of […]

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  • Major Security Flaws Found in Popular Password Managers

    Posted on March 15, 2019 by in News, Security

    Independent Security Evaluators found some worrying flaws in popular password managers, but still suggest that you use one. Password managers, which have been suggested to internet users from all cybersecurity experts, are convenient and ensure the security of your account, but what if they are the source of vulnerability? A new report suggests that these […]

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  • Setting up a Wi-Fi Network for your Small Business

    Posted on February 22, 2019 by in News, Security

    For any modern small business, whether a café, shop, restaurant or office, there comes a time when you need to start taking your Wi-Fi setup seriously. As I explained in my previous blog about how to make the most of your Wi-Fi network, it can bring in new customers, increase productivity, and provide overall cost-savings. etting […]

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  • Why User Names and Passwords Are Not Enough

    Posted on February 8, 2019 by in News, Security

    Over the past few years, it’s become evident that attackers are no longer “hacking” to carry out data breaches ― they are simply logging in by exploiting weak, stolen, or otherwise compromised credentials. That’s why this month’s discovery of a massive repository of 773 million email addresses and more than 21 million passwords floating on the Dark […]

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