Nearly all critical infrastructure industry executives recognize that their organizations are targets for cybercriminals, and almost half think their systems could detect a cyber attack on a critical system within 24 hours. It’s not that the remaining executives think it could take day or weeks to detect a cyber attack; 61 percent think they could […]
There is good news today for many of the 600 million Samsung Galaxy users who have been put at risk by a security flaw in the pre-installed SwiftKey keyboard. Samsung is preparing a fix which will be rolled out as a security update. The problem was that Samsung Galaxy S phones, including the S4 Mini, […]
I am pleased to present Part 2 of my recent interview with Graham Cluley, an award-winning security blogger on grahamcluley.com DB: How do you feel the security industry has changed since you first started in the 1990s? GC: The industry has grown up enormously. Originally, it was just a cottage industry made up of little […]
A pre-installed software on Samsung Galaxy phones renders the devices vulnerable to exploits from malicious hackers. During a presentation titled “Abusing Android Apps and Gaining Remote Code Execution,” at Black Hat London had mobile security, researcher Ryan Welton, working at NowSecure, revealed that over 600 million Samsung mobile devices including phones and tablets are vulnerable […]
A Flash Player vulnerability that has been patched in version 22.214.171.124 is still causing problems for many users running the previous version 126.96.36.199 — especially those in the US, Canada, and the UK — who remain exposed and at risk of getting infected with the CryptoWall 3.0 ransomware. The Trend Micro blog reports that the […]
Password-storing cloud biz LastPass is urging its users to change their master passwords after hackers broke into its network at the end of last week. The intrusion reportedly happened on Friday afternoon, but many LastPass users are only learning about it now. LastPass last had a security scare in 2011. “In our investigation, we have […]
Yesterday evening French magazine L’Express published a report linking an attack against TV5 Monde very firmly to the Russian state. The attack, which knocked 11 of its global channels off air for a period of time and resulted in a compromised website and Facebook page, took place back in April. At the time when the […]
Scammers involved in Japanese one-click fraud continuously come up with new tactics, meaning the scam continues to evolve. For example, earlier in the year scammers came up with the idea of locking smartphone browsers in an attempt to force users into dialing a support center set up by the fraudsters. The latest tactic observed by […]
A successor to Stuxnet, the sophisticated piece of malware that infected Iran’s nuclear centrifuges around 2010, managed to infiltrate one of the most high-profile cybersecurity groups. Today, Kaspersky Labs published a postmortem on what it calls Duqu 2.0, a derivative of the Duqu program it investigated in 2011; Kaspersky has previously tied Duqu to Stuxnet. […]
UK businesses are unhappy with the way government is handling cyber security, with a damning report suggesting that only 10 per cent of CTOs rate the performance of the government in protecting and educating UK firms against the dangers of cyber attacks as ‘good’. The report, titled ‘The business and economic consequences of inadequate cybersecurity,’ […]
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