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Networking, Software, Tech

Mozilla: Firefox 70 brings you these new security indicators

October 16, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Firefox 70 is introducing new padlock icon security and identity indicators in the browser that will give less visual prominence to Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates and draw more attention to sites delivered via the insecure HTTP protocol. Mozilla and […]


Networking Security, Security

Thoma Bravo makes $3.9 billion offer to acquire security firm Sophos

October 14, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Sophos announced this morning that private equity firm Thoma Bravo, has agreed to buy the British company for £3.1 billion ($3.9 billion USD). The price is based on $7.40 USD per share and the company indicated that the board of […]


Networking Security, Security

Why big ISPs aren’t happy about Google’s plans for encrypted DNS

October 1, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

When you visit a new website, your computer probably submits a request to the domain name system (DNS) to translate the domain name (like arstechnica.com) to an IP address. Currently, most DNS queries are unencrypted, which raises privacy and security […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

US sanctions two Russians for cyber-related election interference

September 30, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

The U.S. Treasury has imposed sanctions against two Russian nationals accused of working for a notorious disinformation unit. In a statement, the Treasury said Igor Nesterov, 34; and Denis Kuzmin, 28, worked for the so-called Internet Research Agency, a secretive […]


Networking Security, Security

Cisco warning: These routers running IOS have 9.9/10-severity security flaw

September 26, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Cisco has disclosed over a dozen high-severity vulnerabilities affecting the widely deployed Cisco IOS and IOS XE network automation software, including a nasty one affecting its industrial routers and grid routers. The company is also warning customers to disable an […]


Networking Security, Security

Fake veteran hiring site downloads spyware instead of jobs

September 25, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

A “threat group” previously identified as being behind a set of attacks on IT providers in Saudi Arabia has now been spotted targeting US military veterans and companies with a malicious web page that purports to be an employment site. […]


Networking Security, Security

Microsoft urges Windows users to install emergency security patch

September 24, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Microsoft has warned Windows users to install an “emergency” out-of-band security patch. The software giant said in an advisory that a security flaw in some versions of Internet Explorer could allow an attacker to remotely run malicious code on an […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Ransomware: New file-encrypting attack has links to GandCrab malware, say security researchers

September 24, 2019

Via: ZDnet

A new form of ransomware shares a number of links with the GandCrab malware according to security company researchers, even though the developers of that infamous piece of ransomware earlier this year claimed to have retired. GandCrab was one of […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Ransomware: Cyber-insurance payouts are adding to the problem, warn security experts

September 17, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Cyber-insurance companies that encourage ransomware victims to give into the demands of hackers and pay for decryption keys are making the problem of file-locking malware attacks much worse in the long run, cybersecurity experts have warned. This year has seen […]


Networking Security, Security

A Chinese APT is now going after Pulse Secure and Fortinet VPN servers

September 5, 2019

Via: ZDnet

A group of Chinese state-sponsored hackers is targeting enterprise VPN servers from Fortinet and Pulse Secure after details about security flaws in both products became public knowledge last month. The attacks are being carried out by a group known as […]