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The advent of GDPR could fuel extortion attempts by criminals

Net Security - 2 hours 6 min ago
The number of exploit kit attacks is, slowly but surely, going down, and malware peddlers are turning towards more reliable tactics such as spam, phishing, and targeting specific, individual vulnerabilities. That’s the good news. The bad news is that everything else is on the rise: BEC scams, ransomware, stealthy crypto-mining, the number of enterprise records compromised in data breaches. 2017 threat landscape Trend Micro has released its annual security roundup the past year, and it … More →
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Hack In The Box announces keynote speakers for 2018 Amsterdam event

Net Security - 2 hours 58 min ago
Hack In The Box Security Conference (HITBSecConf) is returning to Amsterdam in April this year with more than 70 speakers who will take to stage. This year’s marks the 9th annual HITBSecConf in Europe, and will run from April 9th to 13th at the NH Grand Krasnapolsky. Keynotes Michel van Eeten, Professor of Cybersecurity at Delft University of Technology will deliver the welcome address on 12 April Following this, the first keynote address will be … More →
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Expected changes in IT/OT convergence and industrial security

Net Security - 4 hours 35 min ago
Ten years ago, I was brought into the industrial security arena by a top company executive in who was convinced that we needed traditional endpoint protection on smart meters. I had spent fifteen years before that in enterprise security, so it took a while to shape my focus around the nature of the problem of IT/OT convergence and industrial security. I have had the pleasure of being on both sides of the fence – from … More →
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The four myths hampering cybersecurity maturity

Net Security - 8 hours 3 min ago
We’ve seen tremendous advances in technology over the last 15 years or so, but security continues to struggle as much today as it did a decade ago. A large part of the problem is that security professionals and their leaders have bought into myths that hamper their ability to move their organizations forward and achieve maturity – the kind of maturity that’s necessary to be able to survive and recover from a cyber attack. In … More →
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What types of hospitals experience data breaches?

Net Security - Tue, 20/02/2018 - 23:59
An estimated 16 million patient records were stolen in the United States in 2016, and last summer the British health system was crippled by a ransomware attack. While we know these events are on the rise, what do we know about the hospitals that are vulnerable to these attacks? A study in The American Journal of Managed Care took on this question, and found that while the network attacks in the headlines do affect millions … More →
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Human-sheep hybrid: Scientists just engineered a human-sheep hybrid for growing organs

PCA - Breaking - Tue, 20/02/2018 - 10:19
Scientists have just developed sheep embryos which have a 1 in 10,000 human cell count, making them 0.01% human
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Facebook is using postcards to verify political ad money

PCA - Breaking - Tue, 20/02/2018 - 10:19
Wish you weren't here
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US sets up dedicated office for energy infrastructure cybersecurity

Net Security - Tue, 20/02/2018 - 06:44
The US government is setting up a new Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) at the US Department of Energy. The CESER office will focus on energy infrastructure security and enable more coordinated preparedness and response to natural and man-made threats. “$96 million in funding for the office was included in President Trump’s FY19 budget request to bolster DOE’s efforts in cybersecurity and energy security,” the Department of Energy announced. According to … More →
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Russian, Indian banks lose millions to hackers

Net Security - Tue, 20/02/2018 - 04:11
The Russian central bank’s Financial Sector Computer Emergency Response Team (FinCERT) disclosed on Friday that hackers compromised a computer at a Russian bank and used the SWIFT system to transfer 339.5 million roubles (around $6 million) to accounts they controlled. No details about the heist have been shared, so we don’t know which bank has been hit, or when. Going just on the stolen amount disclosed, it is not the Russian state bank Globex, which … More →
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Discover hidden cybersecurity talent to solve your hiring crisis

Net Security - Tue, 20/02/2018 - 00:00
Not having access to technical talent is a common complaint in the cybersecurity world. Folks with security experience on their resumes are in such high demand, CISOs need to hunt beyond the fields we know. To borrow a phrase from the ever-logical Mr. Spock, CISOs need to embrace Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations. By this I mean embracing diversity not only of bodies but of talents and experiences. First, focus on acquiring the key cybersecurity … More →
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Global cyber risk perception: Highest management priorities

Net Security - Mon, 19/02/2018 - 23:30
Few organizations are highly confident in their ability to manage the risk of a cyber-attack, despite viewing cybersecurity as a top risk management priority, according to a survey conducted by Marsh and Microsoft. Cybersecurity confidence In the global survey of more than 1,300 senior executives, two-thirds ranked cybersecurity among their organizations’ top five risk management priorities – approximately double the response to a similar question Marsh asked in 2016. The survey also found that a … More →
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Week in review: Vulnerability tracking, GDPR quick guide, tackling the insider threat

Net Security - Mon, 19/02/2018 - 13:56
Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news and articles: Intel offers to pay for Spectre-like side channel vulnerabilities Intel is expanding the bug bounty program it started last March, and is raising considerably the awards it plans to give out for helpful vulnerability information. The company is, simultaneously, starting a new bug bounty program focused specifically on side channel vulnerabilities, i.e., vulnerabilities that are rooted in Intel hardware but can be … More →
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Researchers find fresh Meltdown, Spectre exploits in modern CPUs

PCA - Breaking - Mon, 19/02/2018 - 11:07
Hardware design changes are needed to squash the new bugs
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Chrome now blocks 'annoying' adverts

PCA - Breaking - Mon, 19/02/2018 - 10:39
Sites that don't pass Google's Better Ads Standards must improve their user experience
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Is a nasty surprise in Store for Microsoft?

PCA - Breaking - Mon, 19/02/2018 - 10:33
A wounded Microsoft might just make developers pay for its Windows Phone failure
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Qualcomm unveils 'world's first' 2Gps LTE modem, the Snapdragon X24

PCA - Breaking - Mon, 19/02/2018 - 10:33
The category 20 LTE modem supports up to 2 gigabits per second download speeds
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No, the crypto bubble hasn't popped, and it's unlikely it ever will

PCA - Breaking - Mon, 19/02/2018 - 10:33
The cryptocurrency market is far more than a giant get-rich-quick scheme
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Dell EMC plugs critical bugs in VMAX enterprise storage offerings

Net Security - Sat, 17/02/2018 - 05:32
Dell EMC has patched two critical flaws in vApp Manager, the management interface for its VMAX enterprise storage systems, and is urging all customers to implement fixes as soon as possible. About the VMAX enterprise storage vulnerabilities The flaws were discovered and reported by Tenable’s director of reverse engineering Carlos Perez. The graver of the two is CVE-2018-1216, which marks the existence of a hard-coded password vulnerability. “The vApp Manager contains an undocumented default account … More →
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