Category Archives: News

  • 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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  • Multiple Vulnerabilities in Mozilla Firefox Could Allow for Arbitrary Code Execution

    Posted on February 1, 2019 by in News, Security

    Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Mozilla Firefox and Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR), the most severe of which could allow for arbitrary code execution. Mozilla Firefox is a web browser used to access the Internet. Mozilla Firefox ESR is a version of the web browser intended to be deployed in large organizations. Successful exploitation […]

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  • Not Every Phishing Attack Starts with Spam Email

    Posted on January 25, 2019 by in News, Security

    When we think of phishing, most of us imagine a conventional phishing attack that begins with a legitimate-looking email. It might appear to come from an e-commerce site with which you happen to do business. “We’ve lost your credit card number. Please follow the link to re-enter it,” the email says. But the link leads […]

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  • Privacy, Please: Latest Gadgets Want Greater Peek into Lives

    Posted on January 18, 2019 by in News, Security

    This week’s CES tech show in Las Vegas was a showcase for cameras that can livestream the living room, a bathroom mirror that captures your face to offer beauty tips and a gizmo that tracks the heartbeat of an unborn child. These features can be useful — or at least fun — but they all […]

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  • A New Year’s Resolution: Security is Broken…Let’s Fix It

    Posted on December 27, 2018 by in News, Security

    As we near the end of 2018, another wave of massive cyber-attacks has exposed personally identifiable information belonging to hundreds of millions of people and will cost the impacted businesses untold amounts of dollars in lost revenue, settlements, and fines. The data breaches at Marriott International, Dell, Dunkin Donuts, Atrium Health combined with research by IntSight, showing that online […]

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