Emerging cyberattacks and threats
- April 21, 2017
News roundup: The Hajime worm is the nicer, sneakier brother of Mirai malware. Plus, the FBI and CIA hunt for the Vault 7 whistleblower, Symantec adds to Zscaler lawsuit, and more.
- March 24, 2017
News roundup: Cisco fixes a Vault 7 flaw unaided, despite WikiLeaks' pledge to work with vendors. Plus, LastPass flaws leak user data; Apple held hostage by hackers; and more.
- March 17, 2017
News roundup: An Apache Struts vulnerability is still being exploited, despite being patched. Plus, WhatsApp and Telegram release patches; Assange contacts Microsoft; and more.
- February 16, 2017
An RSA Conference session on a new attack on connected medical devices led to a spirited debate on vulnerability disclosure and manufacturer responsibility.
- February 15, 2017
RSA Conference 2017 was full of talk about future IoT attacks, but Intel Security's Christopher Young said the Mirai botnet is still an enormous threat and demonstrated why that is.
- February 14, 2017
Microsoft's Brad Smith spoke at RSA Conference 2017 about the effects of nation-state cyberattacks and what businesses and governments can do about them.
- February 10, 2017
News roundup: F5 virtual server flaw, dubbed Ticketbleed, is similar to Heartbleed. Plus, DHS is considering requiring social media passwords on visa applications, and more.
- February 08, 2017
Rapid7's Rebekah Brown and Tod Beardsley talk about IoT security issues, including new cars, blaming users for poor implementations and why NAT is the best firewall ever.
- February 01, 2017
Thanks to a polarizing election, the potential ramifications of cybersecurity attacks are front and center. Your friends and relatives probably have some concept of what it is that you actually do and its importance. But the daily challenges of ...
- January 11, 2017
Poor authentication in MongoDB configurations has led to a sharp increase in ransom attacks, and experts say tens of thousands of databases could be at risk.
- December 09, 2016
News roundup: Internet-connected devices, including 3.2 million routers; 80-plus models of CCTV cameras have backdoors; Dirty Cow gets patched; NSA suffers 'brain drain' and more.
- December 02, 2016
Authorities from 30 countries have dismantled Avalanche, the crimeware-as-a-service network used to steal hundreds of millions from victims around the globe.
- November 18, 2016
Just two weeks before the deadline, U.S. lawmakers seek to postpone until next summer the acceptance of controversial updates to Rule 41, allowing legal access to unspecified systems.
- November 18, 2016
News roundup: The latest chapter of Symantec's security struggles involves a high-severity DLL code flaw. Plus, Dyn attacker might be a lone gamer, James Clapper resigns and more.
- November 04, 2016
Roundup: Mirai botnet attacks take down Liberia internet, as a new IoT botnet adapts old malware. Plus, the latest on Dirty COW and the WoSign certificate authority controversy.