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  • October 17, 2017 17 Oct'17

    KRACK WPA2 vulnerability might be more hype than risk

    Researchers discover a WPA2 vulnerability and brand it KRACK, but some experts say the early reports overstate the risk of the flaw and downplay the difficulty of an exploit.

  • October 17, 2017 17 Oct'17

    Risk & Repeat: Kaspersky antivirus scans implicated in NSA breach

    In this week's Risk & Repeat podcast, SearchSecurity editors discuss reports implicating Kaspersky antivirus scans in the recently disclosed breach at the National Security Agency.

  • October 13, 2017 13 Oct'17

    DOJ's 'responsible encryption' is the new 'going dark'

    News roundup: The DOJ calls for 'responsible encryption' to comply with court orders. Plus, there's more bad cybersecurity news for banks, and Accenture data in AWS gets exposed.

  • October 12, 2017 12 Oct'17

    DEFCON hopes voting machine hacking can secure systems

    The first official report on voting machine hacking from DEFCON suggests the need for pen testing, basic security guidelines and cooperation from local and federal governments.

  • October 11, 2017 11 Oct'17

    October 2017 Patch Tuesday includes Windows zero-day fix

    The top priority for Microsoft's October 2017 Patch Tuesday goes to a Windows zero-day vulnerability, but IT should also beware of two publicly disclosed flaws.

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  • October 11, 2017 11 Oct'17

    Risk & Repeat: Scope of Equifax, Yahoo breaches expands

    In this week's Risk & Repeat podcast, SearchSecurity editors discuss the expanding scope of the Equifax and Yahoo breaches and the long-term effects of these major security incidents.

  • October 11, 2017 11 Oct'17

    Windows 10 patching could make older systems vulnerable

    Microsoft's practice of automatic Windows 10 patching could be uncovering vulnerabilities in older systems that can be exploited by attackers, Google researchers said.

  • October 07, 2017 07 Oct'17

    NSA breach leads to theft of government spy software

    An NSA contractor became the target of a cyberattack after storing agency spying software on a personal device, and this NSA breach has caused a rise in fears regarding Russia.

  • October 06, 2017 06 Oct'17

    Dnsmasq server flaws unmasked and patched by Google

    News roundup: Google researchers find and patch vulnerabilities in the Dnsmasq server that are used widely in routers and IoT devices. Plus, EU-U.S. Privacy Shield challenge and more.

  • October 05, 2017 05 Oct'17

    Equifax breach impact expands, blame game continues

    The Equifax breach impact expanded and the company's former CEO answered questions in a congressional hearing, but experts were not satisfied by the answers.

  • October 05, 2017 05 Oct'17

    Risk & Repeat: Are hacking victims taking too much blame?

    In this week's Risk & Repeat podcast, SearchSecurity editors discuss comments from the FBI's Donald Freese on the practice of blaming and shaming hacking victims and its effects.

  • October 05, 2017 05 Oct'17

    Yahoo data breach found to affect all 3 billion users

    Newly uncovered information indicated that all 3 billion users were affected by the 2013 Yahoo data breach, but Oath claimed passwords and credit card info was safe.

  • October 03, 2017 03 Oct'17

    DHS cyberinsurance research could improve security

    A longitudinal cyberinsurance study performed by the Department of Homeland Security could improve enterprise security but the effects depend on the data collected, said experts.

  • September 29, 2017 29 Sep'17

    Government data requests on the rise for Apple and Google

    One expert is concerned about the large increase of government data requests received by Apple and the effects this surveillance activity has on user privacy.

  • September 29, 2017 29 Sep'17

    FBI's Freese: It's time to stop blaming hacking victims

    The FBI's Don Freese spoke at the (ISC)2 Security Congress this week about the need to end the practice of blaming hacking victims. But will infosec professionals listen?

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