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Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram blocked in Turkey as Idlib military crisis escalates

Network data collected by the NetBlocks internet observatory confirm that Turkey has blocked access to social media as Idlib military crisis escalates Network data collected by the NetBlocks internet observatory confirm that the Turkish authorities have blocked access to social media following allegations of an attack on Turkish troops in Idlib, Syria on
Publish At:2020-02-28 11:50 | Read:89 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Intelligence Security Social Networ

[SANS ISC] Show me Your Clipboard Data!

I published the following diary on isc.sans.edu: “Show me Your Clipboard Data!“: Yesterday I’ve read an article about the clipboard on iPhones and how it can disclose sensitive information about the device owner. At the end of the article, the author gave a reference to an iPhone app that discloses the metadata of pictures copied to the
Publish At:2020-02-28 10:22 | Read:113 | Comments:0 | Tags:SANS Internet Storm Center Security SANS ISC

Cisco addresses vulnerabilities in FXOS, UCS Manager and NX-OS Software

Cisco released security patches for 11 vulnerabilities in its products, including the Cisco UCS Manager, FXOS, and the NX-OS software. The most severe vulnerabilities, rated as high severity, affect FXOS and NX-OS that could be exploited by an unauthenticated, adjacent attacker to execute arbitrary code as root. The exploitation of the flaw could
Publish At:2020-02-28 08:40 | Read:131 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hacking Security CISCO information security news it security

Silence Hacking Crew threatens Australian banks of DDoS attacks

DDoS extortionists are blackmailing Australian banks asking for payments of large sums in Monero cryptocurrency threatening DDoS attacks. Cybercriminals are threatening Australian banks of DDoS attacks if they will not pay large sums in Monero cryptocurrency. The extortion campaign was observed over the past week, attackers are sending emails to the ba
Publish At:2020-02-26 07:45 | Read:96 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Security banking DDoS information

Blackmail attempts by ex-employees

For German companies, the damage caused by cybercrime now totals more than 40 billion euros per year. And while it is often assumed that cyberattacks are carried out by external hackers or by state sponsored agents, the reality is quite different. For example, the German Federal Bureau for Information Security (BSI) sees so-called insiders as a greater dange
Publish At:2020-02-25 10:38 | Read:199 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business Security b2b Germany insiders

European Commission has chosen the Signal app to secure its communications

The popular cross-platform encrypted messaging service Signal has been chosen by the European Commission for its communications. The European Commission has decided to adopt for its staff the popular cross-platform encrypted messaging service Signal for its communications. The news was first reported earlier this month by the Politico website, a messa
Publish At:2020-02-25 08:59 | Read:110 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security End-to-end Encryption information sec

Metamorfo: the banking Trojan with a long list of tricks

Banking Trojans are a constant danger for the financial sector. This kind of malware steals its victims’ online identity and use this information to trick financial institutions and steal money from their accounts. Over the last few years, we’ve seen many examples of this kind of cybercrime. Last year, one of the most noteworthy banking Trojans was BackSwap,
Publish At:2020-02-24 11:53 | Read:70 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business Security b2b banking Trojan

FBI recommends using passphrases instead of complex passwords

The FBI recommends using longer passwords composed of multiple words into a long string of at least 15 characters instead of short passwords including special characters. Recent guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) highlights that the password length is much more important than password complexity. The recommendatio
Publish At:2020-02-24 09:50 | Read:134 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Hacking passwords Security News

[SANS ISC] Simple but Efficient VBScript Obfuscation

I published the following diary on isc.sans.edu: “Simple but Efficient VBScript Obfuscation“: Today, it’s easy to guess if a piece of code is malicious or not. Many security solutions automatically detonate it into a sandbox by security solutions. This remains quick and (most of the time still) efficient to have a first idea about the code beh
Publish At:2020-02-22 10:05 | Read:116 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware SANS Internet Storm Center Security Obfuscation SANS

Google removed nearly 600 apps from the Play Store for ad policy violation

Google announced to have removed nearly 600 Android apps in the official Play Store that were violating two ad-related policies. Google removed from the official Play Store nearly 600 Android apps that were violating two ad-related policies, it also banned the same apps from Google AdMob and Google Ad Manager. “As part of our ongoing efforts —
Publish At:2020-02-22 08:56 | Read:216 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Android hacking news information security ne

Adobe released out-of-band updates for After Effects and Media Encoder apps

Adobe released out-of-band security updates for After Effects and Media Encoder applications that address two new critical vulnerabilities. Adobe released out-of-band security updates for After Effects and Media Encoder applications that fix two new critical vulnerabilities (CVE-2020-3765, CVE-2020-3764). Adobe After Effects is a digital visual effect
Publish At:2020-02-20 14:50 | Read:129 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Security Adobe After Effects it securi

Cisco fixes a static default credential issue in Smart Software Manager tool

Cisco has released security updates to address 17 vulnerabilities affecting its networking and unified communications product lines. Cisco has released security patches to fix 17 vulnerabilities affecting its networking and unified communications product lines. The types of fixed vulnerabilities include remote access and code execution, elev
Publish At:2020-02-20 11:02 | Read:257 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security CISCO Hacking information security ne

5 Ways artificial intelligence Is Being Used to Keep Sensitive Information Secure

Artificial intelligence is an immensely helpful tool for businesses and consumers alike, how to use artificial intelligence to secure sensitive Information Artificial intelligence (AI) is an immensely helpful tool for businesses and consumers alike. By processing data quickly and predicting analytics, AI can do everything from automating systems to prote
Publish At:2020-02-19 11:40 | Read:145 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security AI Artificial Intelligence hacking ne

Mac Malware Becomes More Common – Are You A Victim?

Behind the fancy interface and icons, the MacOS operating system which powers Apple computers is significantly different to alternatives like Microsoft Windows. The system has been built from the ground up to increase security and protect users. This design has been incredibly successful, allowing Apple to create the impression that iMacs and MacBooks are in
Publish At:2020-02-17 05:29 | Read:303 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security antivirus for mac Mac

US administration requests $9.8B for cyber 2021 budget for the Department of Defense

The US administration requested $9.8 billion for cyber in next year’s budget for the Department of Defense, the amount is the same as last year. The US administration requested $9.8 billion for cyber operations in next year’s budget for the Department of Defense, a data that confirms the strategic importance of the fifth domain of the warfare
Publish At:2020-02-16 18:25 | Read:260 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Security Department of Defense i

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