2 arrested in Sri Lanka in Taiwan bank hack

2 arrested in Sri Lanka in Taiwan bank hack

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 09.10.2017

Sri Lanka’s Criminal Investigation Department, in collaboration with Taiwanese law enforcement, has apprehended two suspects in Colombo for allegedly aiding in the hacking of a bank in Taiwan that culminated in the theft of millions of dollars, writes AFP. The two allegedly hacked the bank’s computer systems and were arrested after trying to withdraw money [and#8230;] read more

Disqus reveals data breach, but wins points for transparency

Disqus reveals data breach, but wins points for transparency

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 09.10.2017

Disqus has publicly announced that its user database leaked in 2012, exposing the usernames, email addresses, sign-up dates, and last login dates of more than 17 million users. In addition, the data included crackable SHA1-hashed passwords of and#8220;about one-thirdand#8221; of users. Presumably many accounts registered with the popular blog-commenting service do not have associated passwords [and#8230;] read more

Cybersecurity in the Workplace; It’s Everyone's Business

Cybersecurity in the Workplace; It’s Everyone's Business

by Razvan Muresan, from Business Insights , on 09.10.2017

In observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Bitdefender delivers a series of articles on hot topics such as best practices in online safety and protecting your company’s assets and integrity. We also provide a set of prerequisites to consider before seeking a career in cybersecurity. We encourage you to bookmark this blog or connect with Bitdefender on LinkedIn or Twitter to receive follow-on articles (filled with security tips) as they are published. read more

The Ill-Intended Neighboring Browser Tab

The Ill-Intended Neighboring Browser Tab

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 09.10.2017

The online world is more than shiny websites with cool layouts and easy-to-use web services. Underneath the surface is code that automates your interactions, and validates connections and requests. The underlying mechanism gets more complex when various services run in the same environment, like a web browser, where different tabs provide access to distinct destinations. ... The post The Ill-Intended Neighboring Browser Tab appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

A Connected Brain Is Now Closer to Reality

A Connected Brain Is Now Closer to Reality

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 06.10.2017

The past few years have seen a barrage of regular appliances get the gift of internet connection. Toasters, ovens, coffee makers, light bulbs, refrigerators and whatnot can all be controlled remotely via a web connection. Biomedical researchers have now added a new type of node on the wire, one that has long been a topic ... The post A Connected Brain Is Now Closer to Reality appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Apple fixes flaw that displayed actual password rather than password hint

Apple fixes flaw that displayed actual password rather than password hint

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 06.10.2017

If youand#8217;re running macOS High Sierra on your desktop or laptop, stop right now and make sure you have applied the latest security update. Yesterday, Apple released a free supplemental update to macOS High Sierra 10.13 and#8211; just over one week since the general release of the operating system. As an Apple support knowledgebase article [and#8230;] read more

Dnsmasq vulnerability puts home routers and IoT devices at risk

Dnsmasq vulnerability puts home routers and IoT devices at risk

by Graham CLULEY, from IoT Security Insights , on 06.10.2017

Vulnerability researchers at Google have uncovered exploitable software flaws in code running on internet-connected devices that could allow a malicious hacker to run remotely any code of their choosing. The Dnsmasq network services software, popular because of its easy configuratiuon and low impact on resources, is commonly pre-installed on a wide variety of systems, including ... The post Dnsmasq vulnerability puts home routers and IoT devices at risk appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Securing the Cloud: An Ongoing Effort

Securing the Cloud: An Ongoing Effort

by Business Insights , on 05.10.2017

Two of the more notable trends in IT today also happen to be inter-related: the rapid growth of cloud computing services and the rising need for more effective cyber security solutions. read more

Mozilla finally cutting off life support to Firefox for Windows XP and Vista

Mozilla finally cutting off life support to Firefox for Windows XP and Vista

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 05.10.2017

A considerable number of people still run Windows XP or Windows Vista, obliging Mozilla to support the ancient operating systems with security updates to its popular Firefox web browser. That, Mozilla has announced, is coming to an end. Google hung up its gloves in 2016, deciding that the plethora of exploitable security flaws in old [and#8230;] read more

The ABC of Cybersecurity – Android Threats: R is for Rooting Trojan

The ABC of Cybersecurity – Android Threats: R is for Rooting Trojan

by Liviu ARSENE, from HotForSecurity , on 04.10.2017

Android is no stranger to malware, especially with the proliferation of mobile devices sporting Google’s mobile operating system. If threats have traditionally targeted Windows-based systems, with more than 2 billion active Android devices in the world, it makes sense to cybercriminals to start developing threats for Android-running devices. While SMS-sending Trojans are usually quite popular, [and#8230;] read more

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