Tag: Security

Attacks & Breaches, Security

32 class-action suits filed against Intel over Spectre and Meltdown flaws

February 16, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

In its annual SEC filing, Intel has revealed that it’s facing 32 lawsuits over the Spectre and Meltdown attacks on its processors. While the Spectre problem is a near-universal issue faced by modern processors, the Meltdown attack is specific to […]

Mobile Security, Security

Verizon will lock phones despite FCC rules against it

February 13, 2018

Via: ZDnet

US wireless carrier Verizon will soon stop selling phones unlocked, meaning customers won’t be able to swap SIM cards and use their phone on different carriers either in the US or internationally. According to ZDNet sister site CNET, Verizon will […]

Networking Security, Security

Cisco: You need to patch our security devices again for dangerous ASA VPN bug

February 6, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Cisco has released new security updates for the dangerous bug affecting its Adaptive Security Appliance software, after its engineers discovered new ways to attack it that weren’t addressed in the original patch. This development means that even admins who installed […]

Mobile Security, Networking Security, Security

Businesses with Apple and Cisco products may now pay less for cybersecurity insurance

February 5, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Apple and Cisco announced this morning a new deal with insurer Allianz that will allow businesses with their technology products to receive better terms on their cyber insurance coverage, including lower deductibles – or even no deductibles, in some cases. […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

How to Steal $500 Million in Cryptocurrency

January 31, 2018

Via: Fortune

Early Friday morning in Tokyo, hackers broke into a cryptocurrency exchange called Coincheck Inc. and made off with nearly $500 million in digital tokens. It’s one of the biggest heists in history, with the exchange losing more than 500 million […]

Mobile Security, Security

Apple Users Are Facing a New Security Flaw: The ChaiOS ‘Text Bomb’

January 18, 2018

Via: Fortune

Just weeks after handling a security flaw that allowed people to access Mac operating systems without a password, Apple is now facing a new threat: a “text bomb.” Luckily for iPhone and Mac users, the “chaiOS” text bomb bug is […]

Software, Tech

Here’s how, and why, the Spectre and Meltdown patches will hurt performance

January 12, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

As the industry continues to grapple with the Meltdown and Spectre attacks, operating system and browser developers in particular are continuing to develop and test schemes to protect against the problems. Simultaneously, microcode updates to alter processor behavior are also […]

Software, Tech

Bad docs and blue screens make Microsoft suspend Spectre patch for AMD machines

January 9, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Microsoft has suspended delivering the latest Windows update to certain systems with AMD processors after reports that the update was causing the machines to crash with a blue screen of death when booting. The update contains countermeasures against both the […]

Attacks & Breaches, Mobile Security, Security

Phoney Android security apps in Google Play Store found distributing malware, tracking users

January 5, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Smartphone users download security applications to help protect their device and data from cyber attacks and hackers. But attackers can also exploit for their own ends, as demonstrated by a total of 36 phoney security tools discovered in the Google […]

Attacks & Breaches, Networking Security, Security

Why you need to worry about the security of open source software in 2018 and beyond

December 22, 2017

Via: CIO

It’s important to say this up front. Mark Curphey loves open source software. “I’m a big fan, and always have been,” the founder and CEO of the security startup SourceClear says. After all, what’s not to like about people pulling […]