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Security books – 21 people name their favourites

Security books – 21 people name their favourites Posted by David Harley on June 12, 2017.Heimdal Security asked me and 20 other people to recommend their favourite security books.I’m always happy to give Heimdal the benefit of my prejudices: I like the way they draw on a ra
Publish At:2017-06-12 23:15 | Read:2973 | Comments:0 | Tags:David Harley AVIEN Heimdal

All Hands to the Pump (and Dump)

All Hands to the Pump (and Dump) Posted by David Harley on April 19, 2017.A few years ago, even before I started working directly with vendors in the security industry, ‘Pump and Dump’ scams were a major nuisance. Here’s a description from a paper Andrew Lee and I wro
Publish At:2017-06-06 19:57 | Read:2210 | Comments:0 | Tags:David Harley phishing QSMG scams securities stocks

Still Pumping and Dumping

Still Pumping and Dumping Posted by David Harley on April 25, 2017.Not long ago I talked about a second wave of ‘pump and dump’ spam apparently spread by Necurs and encouraging victims to buy stock in a small company because it is about to become very valuable. Today I̵
Publish At:2017-06-06 19:56 | Read:2460 | Comments:0 | Tags:David Harley Hype and Dump scams MyOnlineSecurity Necurs Pfi

WannaCryptor: XP, Win8, WinServer 2003 patches [updated]

WannaCryptor: XP, Win8, WinServer 2003 patches [updated] Posted by David Harley on May 13, 2017.[I don’t usually do this, but in view of the potential seriousness of the issue, this article is digested from two articles already published on the AVIEN blog, where I maintain a numb
Publish At:2017-06-06 19:55 | Read:2326 | Comments:0 | Tags:David Harley Microsoft patches WannaCrypt WannaCryptor XP

WannaCryptor ‘Afterthoughts’…

WannaCryptor ‘Afterthoughts’… Posted by David Harley on May 17, 2017.…Not that we’re exactly in the post-WannaCryptor era yet. But forgive me if you’ve heard enough of the saga of the ransomware ESET calls Win32/Filecoder.WannaCryptor.D (after just a few days, I
Publish At:2017-06-06 19:55 | Read:2281 | Comments:0 | Tags:David Harley kill switch marketing SMB St Helena WannaCry Wa

Ransomware at the University of Hard Knocks

Ransomware at the University of Hard Knocks Posted by David Harley on September 3, 2016.I recently happened across an article by ‘next-gen’ provider SentinelOne about ransomware attacks experienced by universities in the UK: Freedom of Information requests reveal 6 out of 1
Publish At:2016-09-03 12:20 | Read:3047 | Comments:0 | Tags:David Harley Kevin Townsend ransomware Sentinel One Stephen

Robocalls: Automating Nuisance Calls

Robocalls: Automating Nuisance Calls Posted by David Harley on August 8, 2016.Recently I received an email from Nikki Courtney of Radio KTRH, in Houston, requesting a radio interview on robocalls. Why me, I’m not sure, unless it was because of an article I wrote earlier this year
Publish At:2016-08-08 14:30 | Read:4838 | Comments:0 | Tags:David Harley FTC scams spam telephone TPS

What makes a good CISO?

What makes a good CISO? Posted by David Harley on July 9, 2016.The role of the CISO is a little different to the stuff I usually post here, but my ESET colleague Stephen Cobb is currently running a research project, ‘a study of what it takes to be an effective manager of informat
Publish At:2016-07-09 21:10 | Read:2860 | Comments:0 | Tags:David Harley CISO ESET Stephen Cobb system security

Facebook’s not-so-smart algorithms

Facebook’s not-so-smart algorithms Posted by David Harley on June 26, 2016.Facebook’s suggestions for pages I might like are a constant source of amusement and bewilderment.Music stuff, OK. I’m not quite at the stage yet where my life is more focused on music than on
Publish At:2016-06-26 22:20 | Read:3012 | Comments:0 | Tags:David Harley Facebook page suggestions Trump

Healthcare, IoT, and security marketing

Healthcare, IoT, and security marketing Posted by David Harley on June 24, 2016.I’ve grown blasé about the way that some sectors of the security industry badmouth mainstream antimalware in a bid to capture some of that market. And, believe it or not, I don’t have a problem
Publish At:2016-06-24 15:35 | Read:2775 | Comments:0 | Tags:David Harley anti-malware endpoint security FDA healthcare i

Stuxnet: more historical than hysterical, I hope

Stuxnet: more historical than hysterical, I hope Posted by David Harley on June 7, 2016.I don’t make a habit of using this blog to advertise another, but the article I’m going to talk about is just too long to rewrite for this blog. And in fact, I’m not generally a fa
Publish At:2016-06-07 22:05 | Read:2976 | Comments:0 | Tags:David Harley 0-day certifications ESET ICS Iraqi printer vir

Bank Fraud: Whose Fault?

Bank Fraud: Whose Fault? Posted by David Harley on May 31, 2016.Owing to a houseful of grandchildren, I’ve not been giving quite the same attention to security news just lately as I do normally, so I nearly missed an article by John Leyden for The Register: Bank in the UK? Plans
Publish At:2016-05-31 06:40 | Read:2400 | Comments:0 | Tags:David Harley accountability liability passwords phishing PIN

TeslaCrypt: We’re Sorry, Here’s the Decryption Key

TeslaCrypt: We’re Sorry, Here’s the Decryption Key Posted by David Harley on May 19, 2016.Are the TeslaCrypt operators genuinely apologizing? Probably not, since it seems that they’ve moved on to CryptXXX rather than retiring to a monastery to flagellate themselves wi
Publish At:2016-05-19 20:55 | Read:2881 | Comments:0 | Tags:David Harley BloodDolly CryptXXX ESET ransomware TeslaCrypt

Ransomwhere? – detecting new ransomware

Ransomwhere? – detecting new ransomware Posted by David Harley on April 21, 2016.Patrick Wardle’s Ransomwhere? takes a generic approach to detecting ransomware at work on a Mac, ‘by detecting untrusted processes that are encrypting your personal files.’ If users
Publish At:2016-04-21 17:40 | Read:2657 | Comments:0 | Tags:David Harley generic detection heuristics John Leyden Patric

Patches (and Vulnerabilities, and Exploits)

Patches (and Vulnerabilities, and Exploits) Posted by David Harley on April 7, 2016.As Clarence Carter once sang, ‘Patches, I’m depending on you…’I don’t generally use this blog as a means for promoting articles on other sites. However, I recently found m
Publish At:2016-04-07 14:55 | Read:3027 | Comments:0 | Tags:David Harley ESET exploits Heimdal Kevin Townsend patching v

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