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Disrupting an Adware-serving Skype Botnet

June 08, 2015 Added by:Ronnie Tokazowski

In the early days of malware, we all remember analyzing samples of IRC botnets that were relatively simple, where the malware would connect to a random port running IRC, joining the botnet and waiting for commands from their leader. In this day and age, it’s slightly different.

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Trust-Based Security Models Ineffective: Researchers

June 04, 2015 Added by:Eduard Kovacs

The trust-based foundations of whitelisting make it more difficult for organizations to properly protect their networks against cyber threats, Kaspersky Lab researchers have warned.

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Tox: Free Ransomware Toolkit Hits the Black Market

June 04, 2015 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

Do-it-yourself malware toolkits have been available on the black market for a long time, but now researchers have discovered the first ransomware variation for creating your own extortion campaigns – and it’s free to use.

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Surfing the Dark Web: How Attackers Piece Together Partial Data

June 04, 2015 Added by:Aaron Higbee

There is an entire cottage industry of people who go to great lengths to upgrade partial data to make it more valuable. On the Dark Web, one can easily find postings buying and selling this kind of partial information.

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Concerns over Brand Security are Escalating

June 03, 2015 Added by:Peter Zavlaris

The unprecedented technological advancement seen over the last two decades has become a double-edged sword. As a result, information security has gone from being a tertiary IT function to a significant operational risk.

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What is PHI?

June 03, 2015 Added by:Danny Lieberman

Software Associates specialize in HIPAA security and compliance for Israeli medical device companies – and 2 questions always come up: “What is PHI?” and “What is electronically protected health information?”

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Two's (Or More) Company: How to Use Two-Factor Authentication the Right Way

June 03, 2015 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf

These days, you need a password to access every aspect of your digital life, and we all know how problematic that can be.

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Attack of the Home Router

June 02, 2015 Added by:Robert Vamosi

The security of any network is only as strong as its weakest link. What if that weak link is so fundamental that most of us may not even consider it to be faulty?

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Bad Bots' Impact on Mobile Web Traffic Rose in 2014: Research

June 02, 2015 Added by:Brian Prince

Bots are busy little bees on the Internet, and the world of mobile computing may be their next frontier.

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On Unknown Operational Effectiveness of Security Analytics Tooling

June 02, 2015 Added by:Anton Chuvakin

What it all means is that you are buying on faith. There is nothing wrong with it, by the way, but it is useful to be honest about it…

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Number of Botnet-Powered DDoS Attacks Dropped in Q1: Kaspersky

June 01, 2015 Added by:Eduard Kovacs

Kaspersky Lab has published a report detailing the botnet-assisted distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks launched by malicious actors in the first quarter of 2015.

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Zero-Day Export Regulation Proposal Released for Public Comment

June 01, 2015 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has released the proposal for regulatory control of the export of malware and zero-day exploits for a sixty-day public comment period, and the reaction from the security community and other interested parties is already definitively negative.

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Digital Forensics and the Futuristic Scene-of-Crime

June 01, 2015 Added by:Tripwire Inc

We must also keep a clear mind on one important fact: to acquire what can be dynamic and intangible, and time sensitive artifacts in the early stages of an investigation presents of highest opportunity of success.

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More Possible Common Threads in Major ICS Cyber Incidents – Unintended System Interactions

June 01, 2015 Added by:Joe Weiss

One of the most important aspects in addressing ICS cyber security is the concept of “systems of systems”.

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Take Control of the Unsupervised BYOD Party

May 28, 2015 Added by:Michael Kienzle

Is your company’s BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy leaving your IT team feeling a bit uneasy? If so, perhaps it’s time for a CYOD or Choose Your Own Device policy.

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New Global Initiative Aims at Securing Smart Cities

May 28, 2015 Added by:Eduard Kovacs

Security researchers, companies and organizations have joined forces in a new non-profit global initiative whose goal is to secure smart cities.

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