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The State Of Vulnerabilities In 2019
Publicado el: Wednesday February 19, 2020

Web application vulnerabilities are often caused by application design flaws and misconfigured web servers. They can be particularly easy targets for hackers who look to take advantage of system security flaws.  With more web application security solutions now readily available on the market, organisations are placing more importance on ensuring their safety. However, despite growing …

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Expert Analysis Of Serious Vulnerability Discovered In Profinet Industrial Communication Protocol
Publicado el: Wednesday February 19, 2020

A serious vulnerability was recently found in the Profinet industrial communication protocol exposes devices from Siemens, Moxa and possibly other vendors to denial-of-service (DoS) attacks. The high-severity vulnerability was discovered last year by researchers at OTORIO, who found that an attacker could easily cause devices to enter a DoS condition — in some cases requiring a hard …

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Expert Insight On Microsoft To Deploy ElectionGuard Voting Software
Publicado el: Wednesday February 19, 2020

ZDNet reported that today, February 18, residents of Fulton, Wisconsin will elect representatives for the Wisconsin Supreme Court via voting machines that will be running Microsoft’s ElectionGuard software. These will be the first voting machines deployed in any US election that will be running Microsoft’s new voting software, which will face it’s first real-world test since being announced …

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2020 Webroot Threat Report: Phishing Attempts Grew By 640% Last Year
Publicado el: Wednesday February 19, 2020

Webroot Also Observed a 125% Increase in Malware Targeting Windows 7®   OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX) (TSX: OTEX) today issued the 2020 Webroot Threat Report, highlighting not only the agility and innovation of cybercriminals who continue to seek out new ways to evade defenses, but also their commitment to long-established attack methods. Most notably, Webroot observed a 640 percent increase …

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Experts Reaction On Report: Millions Of Windows And Linux Systems Vulnerable To Cyber-attack
Publicado el: Wednesday February 19, 2020

It has been reported that fresh firmware vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi adapters, USB hubs, trackpads and cameras are putting millions of peripheral devices in danger of a range of cyberattacks, according to research from Eclypsium. TouchPad and TrackPoint firmware in Lenovo Laptops, HP Wide Vision FHD camera firmware in HP laptops and the Wi-Fi adapter on Dell XPS laptops were …

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61% Of CISOs Surveyed Fearing A Decline In Cyber Security Skills – Cybersecurity Expert Reaction
Publicado el: Wednesday February 19, 2020

Infosecurity Magazine reported that two-thirds (66%) of global CISOs say they are struggling to recruit the right talent and a similar number believe shortages will only get worse, according to a new study from Marlin Hawk. The global executive recruiter surveyed 500 cybersecurity leaders working in businesses with 500 or more employees across the US, Europe and APAC, to …

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Expert On Report: Almost Half Of Connected Medical Devices Are Vulnerable To Hackers Exploiting BlueKeep
Publicado el: Wednesday February 19, 2020

Connected medical devices are twice as likely to be vulnerable to the BlueKeep exploit than other devices on hospital networks, putting patients and staff at additional risk from cyber-attacks. According to figures in a new report from researchers at healthcare cybersecurity company CyberMDX, 22% of all Windows devices in a typical hospital are exposed to BlueKeep because they haven’t received …

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WHO Warns Of Coronavirus Phishing Attacks – Experts Comments
Publicado el: Wednesday February 19, 2020

Bleeping Computer recently published an article titled “World Health Organisation Warns of Coronavirus Phishing Attacks”. More details below: The World Health Organisation (WHO) warns of ongoing Coronavirus-themed phishing attacks that impersonate the organisation with the end goal of stealing information and delivering malware. “Criminals are disguising themselves as WHO to steal money or sensitive information,” the United Nations agency …

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Well-Known Corporate Brands Targeted In Phishing Attack – Comments
Publicado el: Tuesday February 18, 2020

Thirteen well-known corporate brands are being targeted in a phishing attack using SLK attachments with the goal of accessing their corporate networks, according to researchers.

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Hamas & Israeli Soldiers Honey-trap – Head Of Intelligence Insight
Publicado el: Tuesday February 18, 2020

Dozens of Israeli soldiers have had their smartphones hacked by the Hamas militant group posing as women seeking attention. This sort of honey-trap is not the first of its kind comments Jens Monrad, Head of Intelligence of EMEA at FireEye who references the Syrian conflict to highlight how this tactic is part of a wider trend.

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