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Beyond Phishing: What You Need to Know About Whaling

June 13, 2016 Added by:Dan Lohrmann

Just when you thought you had seen it all regarding online phishing scams, along comes a new round of deceptive emails, phones calls, instant messages and even traditional printouts from your fax machine.

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Android N Deprecating Crypto Provider and SHA1PRNG Algorithm

June 13, 2016 Added by:Ionut Arghire

The Android N operating system version will no longer use the Crypto provider and the SHA1PRNG algorithm, Google announced.

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Microsoft Blocks Certain Passwords

June 10, 2016 Added by:Dean Wiech

The steps Microsoft is making are definitely a move in the right direction to protect users from potential social hacking with easily guessable passwords.

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Google Kills SSLv3, RC4 Support in Gmail IMAP/POP

June 07, 2016 Added by:InfosecIsland News

Google announced that Gmail IMAP/POP mail clients will no longer offer support for SSLv3 and RC4 connections after June 16, 2016.

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BadBlock Ransomware Encrypts Windows System Files

June 06, 2016 Added by:Ionut Arghire

Dubbed BadBlock, a new ransomware doesn’t stop at encrypting the user’s photos, videos, and images, but does the same for Windows system files as well, which ultimately results in the computer being no longer usable.

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Why Is There a Shortage of Security Talent?

June 03, 2016 Added by:Ajit Sancheti

Embracing new technologies that help intelligently automate parts of security to provide overwhelmed security teams a hand is a start. But in the long run, bigger changes to security strategies will need to take place. Everyone in a company needs to be responsible for security, not just the CISO.

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Backdoor Abuses TeamViewer to Load Malicious Library

May 30, 2016 Added by:Ionut Arghire

Dubbed BackDoor.TeamViewer.49, the new Trojan was discovered by Dr. Web and Yandex earlier this month being distributed via a fake Flash Player update. The bogus update package, however, turns out to be a different malicious application called Trojan.MulDrop6.39120, which acts as a dropper, Dr. Web researchers say.

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2016 SecurityWeek CISO Forum to Take Place on June 1-2 at Half Moon Bay

May 26, 2016 Added by:InfosecIsland News

SecurityWeek’s 2016 CISO Forum will take place on June 1-2, 2016 at the Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay.

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Avoiding Ransomware with Strong Endpoint Security

May 26, 2016 Added by:Dean Dyche

Ransomware attacks are growing in volume and sophistication. To best defend against ransomware, users must ensure that their machines remain up to date with the latest patches and security updates.

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Making the Most of User Entity Behavior Analytics: Expectations, Features and Best Practices

May 24, 2016 Added by:Brian Soldato

User Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) platforms are very promising. In the near future, expect to see user behavior analytics platforms integrate more directly with infrastructure and with automated response.

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“EITest” Exploit Kit Redirection Campaign Running Strong

May 22, 2016 Added by:InfosecIsland News

A long-lasting website infection campaign meant to redirect users to exploit kits (EKs) such as Angler and Neutrino continues to run strong roughly one year and a half after being originally discovered.

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Baiting the Phishermen: When Companies Strike Back at Scammers (Do Not Try This at Home)

May 16, 2016 Added by:Steven Rogers

It is never too late to remind employees about phishing emails and where to route suspicious finds.

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Cloudflare vs Tor: Is IP Blocking Causing More Harm than Good?

May 10, 2016 Added by:Peter Zavlaris

To some, the Tor network is believed to be a haven for threat actors, as well as a platform for launching web based attacks.

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Malvertising Hits Top Celebrity News Site

May 10, 2016 Added by:Ionut Arghire

Malvertising, the malicious activity that involves spreading malware via online advertising, has been trending up over the past few years, and 2016 might become a record-breaking year for it, Cyphort Labs researchers suggest.

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Threat Hunting is the New Black in Security: Report

May 09, 2016 Added by:Ionut Arghire

Allowing organizations to identify and mitigate network vulnerabilities as early as possible, threat hunting is a new trend in enterprise security, recently released SANS Institute research reveals.

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Cloud Security Can’t Be Ignored Anymore, Thanks to Millennials

May 09, 2016 Added by:Vanishree Rao

Thanks to digital preferences of millennials, increased digitization and cloudification will drive the demand for cloud security products and services.

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