Category: Networking Security

Networking Security, Security

Top COVID-19 security statistics

November 23, 2020

Via: CSO Online

While far from over, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive effect on organizations and the security teams that work to protect them. Yet there have been learnings and interesting pieces of information at every stage of the pandemic. Many […]

Attacks & Breaches, Networking Security, Security

Artificial intelligence could be used to hack connected cars, drones warn security experts

November 20, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Cyber criminals could exploit emerging technologies including artificial intelligence and machine learning to help conduct attacks against autonomous cars, drones and Internet of Things-connected vehicles, according to a report from the United Nations, Europol and cybersecurity company Trend Micro. While […]

Networking Security, Security

Google and Intel warn of high-severity Bluetooth security bug in Linux

October 15, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Google and Intel are warning of a high-severity Bluetooth flaw in all but the most recent version of the Linux Kernel. While a Google researcher said the bug allows seamless code execution by attackers within Bluetooth range, Intel is characterizing […]

Networking Security, Security

DoJ and six US allies appeal for backdoors in encrypted services, again

October 13, 2020

Via: TechSpot

The statement has been signed by government representatives from the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, and Japan. “Particular implementations of encryption technology, however, pose significant challenges to public safety, including to highly vulnerable members of our societies like […]

Networking Security, Security

Chrome 86 arrives with a slew of new security features

October 7, 2020

Via: TechSpot

The highlight feature is support for the ‘.well-known/change-password’ file. Should Google detect that one of your saved passwords was part of a security breach, you’ll be prompted to change it. Not only are you informed of the danger, but Google […]

Networking Security, Security

Unemployment Claims Fraud Exploits Weak Spots in System

October 1, 2020

Via: The New York Times

The for-sale ad appeared last week in an underground internet bazaar that specializes in selling stolen accounts and data. It was for access to a filched unemployment insurance claim in California that had been approved and offered benefits worth $17,550. […]

Networking Security, Security

Feds issue emergency order for agencies to patch critical Windows flaw

September 22, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

The US Department of Homeland Security is giving federal agencies until midnight on Tuesday to patch a critical Windows vulnerability that can make it easy for attackers to become all-powerful administrators with free rein to create accounts, infect an entire […]

Networking Security, Security

Report: Trump admin looking into Tencent’s US gaming investments

September 18, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

The US government is reportedly scrutinizing Chinese tech giant Tencent and the US gaming companies in which it has an investment interest. Bloomberg reports that the Treasury Department’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) has asked companies including […]

Networking Security, Security

Twitter tightens security ahead of election

September 18, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Twitter said today that “high-profile, election-related” accounts in the United States will be receiving notifications telling them they’re required to adopt strong passwords. The company will also be enabling password reset protections for those accounts, and encouraging them to adopt […]

Federal, Networking Security, Policy, Security

Politics surrounding TikTok’s future in the U.S. pollute valid data security concerns, expert says

September 17, 2020


SINGAPORE — The politics surrounding the future of TikTok’s operations in the United States could undermine the need for better understanding and assurances when it comes to protecting user data, a security expert said Thursday. Beijing-based ByteDance, which owns the […]