Operating Systems


Bringing Innovation into Cyberdefense Technologies

February 22, 2016 Added by:Larry Karisny

When I spoke on the need for cybersecurity innovation at the January ITEXPO conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., I sensed something interesting about my cybersecurity colleagues: They don't seem to care about innovation; they care about having a job in cybersecurity.

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OSX Ransomware Offered for Sale in the Underground

February 10, 2016 Added by:Idan Aharoni

Inteller has identified a new Ransomware malware being offered for sale in the underground, dubbed "GinX", which encrypts important and sensitive files on the victim's computer and which targets not only Windows operating systems, but MacBook's OSX as well.

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Managing Security Resources: It’s All About People and Awareness (Part II)

December 07, 2015 Added by:Steve Durbin

As information risks and cyber security threats increase, organizations need to move away from reacting to incidents and toward predicting and preventing them. Developing a robust mechanism to assess and treat information risk throughout the organization is a business essential.

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Managing Security Resources: It’s All About People and Awareness (Part I)

December 01, 2015 Added by:Steve Durbin

Organizations worldwide continue to struggle to attract and retain skilled information and cybersecurity professionals. Overcoming this challenge requires a more imaginative, business and people-centric approach to the recruitment of security professionals.

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Keeping Data Secure: A Happy Marriage of Hardware & Software

November 12, 2015 Added by:Mark Papermaster

Dedicated hardware in the form of a secure processor enables more secure computing, whether on a PC, laptop, server, or an embedded device. The hardware provides encryption acceleration to protect data without slowing the user's experience.

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Beware of the Imitations

September 16, 2015 Added by:Jayson Wylie

There have been reports of compromised Cisco IOS files being run in the wild. There have also been warnings about reversed engineered IOS images been detected.

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Elusive HanJuan EK Drops New Tinba Version (updated)

June 25, 2015 Added by:Malwarebytes

Dutch security firm Fox-IT has identified the payload as a new version of Tinba, a well-known banking piece of malware.

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VERT Vuln School: Return-Oriented Programming (ROP) 101

June 25, 2015 Added by:Tripwire Inc

In the beginning, there were stack buffer overflows everywhere.

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SAP Encryption Issues Pose Serious Risk to Organizations: Researchers

June 18, 2015 Added by:Eduard Kovacs

The use of static keys and other encryption issues expose numerous organizations that rely on SAP products to malicious hacker attacks, researchers have warned.

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Forget About IOCs… Start Thinking About IOPs!

June 10, 2015 Added by:Ronnie Tokazowski

For those who may have lost track of time, it’s 2015, and phishing is still a thing. Hackers are breaking into networks, stealing millions of dollars, and the current state of the Internet is pretty grim.

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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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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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More Than Meets the Eye

May 28, 2015 Added by:Chris Elisan

The philosophy of hiding in plain sight has been used both by the good and the bad guys. But the effect of hiding in plain sight is much more pronounced when applied to a malicious attack.

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