January 2018
Microsoft updates evaluation criteria to remove deceptive software Windows developer clamps down on PC cleaner and optimizer programs that use underhand tactics to pressurize customers into buying premium versions of their software. | 31 January 2018 at 02:14 UTC Cisco issues fix for CVSS 10-rated RCE vulnerability Double-free bug affects numerous devices running ASA software. | 30 January 2018 at 04:09 UTC Heard it all before: Researchers warn of ‘breach fatigue’ Hacks are now becoming so prevalent that consumers are failing to take corrective action, researchers have claimed. | 30 January 2018 at 11:48 UTC Ransomware development stalls as attackers shift focus After spiking towards the end of last year, is ransomware finally going out of style? | 29 January 2018 at 01:55 UTC Hide ‘N Seek botnet now controls 32,000 IoT devices Advanced network architecture utilizes custom-built P2P communication. | 26 January 2018 at 03:47 UTC Social Security – w/e 26 Jan ‘It is now two minutes to midnight’ | 26 January 2018 at 12:35 UTC Counter strike: NHS Digital implements threat alert service Microsoft’s Enterprise Threat Detection Service deployed on 30,000 computers. | 26 January 2018 at 08:48 UTC Alphabet launches Chronicle cybersecurity business Emerging from Google’s secretive X research facility, the Chronicle platform will use machine learning to help fight cybercrime on a global scale. | 25 January 2018 at 02:34 UTC ‘Dangerous disconnect’ – Nearly 1bn consumers hacked in 2017 Overconfidence among users helped hackers net $172 billion last year. | 24 January 2018 at 12:27 UTC XSS vulnerability found in Microsoft Academic search portal Researcher takes issue with Security Response Center’s lack of communication. | 23 January 2018 at 02:58 UTC Intel exec: Stop deployment of buggy Spectre fix Chipmaker working on revised firmware update for Broadwell, Haswell, and other CPU platforms. | 23 January 2018 at 12:37 UTC NORWEGIAN FLOOD Authorities open investigation into major healthcare data leak. | 22 January 2018 at 04:08 UTC OnePlus hack puts 40,000 customer card details at risk Malicious script sniffed out credit card information for two months. | 22 January 2018 at 12:21 UTC Social Security – w/e 19 Jan ‘Systems can’t be exploited if intruders can’t get in’ | 19 January 2018 at 04:16 UTC Hong Kong business council issues warning over surge in cyber-attacks Businesses must reassess their security posture, says HKPC. | 19 January 2018 at 11:05 UTC Google rolls out security dashboard for G Suite Enterprise admins will be able to access the new Security Center over the coming days. | 18 January 2018 at 04:19 UTC ‘Security is not just an application, it’s a lifestyle’ Allen Dillon, vice president of CyberNB, discusses the launch of the Cyber Essentials Canada certification program. | 18 January 2018 at 02:27 UTC Flaw patched in VR porn app that left 20,000 user details exposed Researchers discovered API vulnerability using Burp Suite. | 18 January 2018 at 12:17 UTC BlackBerry races to market with automotive cybersecurity solution Jarvis scans for software vulnerabilities in connected and autonomous vehicles. | 17 January 2018 at 11:22 UTC Addressing cyber risk in 2018 Enterprise-wide changes are in store for businesses around the world. | 16 January 2018 at 03:41 UTC The social network Facebook’s Bug Bounty program paid out $880,000 in 2017. | 16 January 2018 at 11:45 UTC New legislation seeks to hold credit rating firms accountable for data breaches The Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act would impose a base penalty of $100 for every consumer whose details are compromised. But will it ever see the light of day? | 12 January 2018 at 04:01 UTC Handy Password users: It might be time to look for a new password manager. | 12 January 2018 at 09:01 UTC UK Data Protection Bill amended to protect ethical hackers New clause will allow researchers to test integrity of anonymized datasets without fear of reprisal. | 11 January 2018 at 11:47 UTC Intel to issue Meltdown, Spectre patches within a week CEO Brian Krzanich admits that performance will be affected. | 10 January 2018 at 03:20 UTC WiFi security: WPA3 will deliver ‘robust protection’ to users New security features will strengthen privacy – even when simple network passwords are picked. | 10 January 2018 at 11:42 UTC Network error? IoT offers a ‘new pathway’ for malicious actors to take down critical systems DHS intelligence analyst Charles Covel drills down into the risks posed by IoT devices and systems. | 09 January 2018 at 02:41 UTC Medicaid raid: Phishing attack exposes 30,000 patient files Social engineering scam underlines importance of opsec training. | 08 January 2018 at 04:28 UTC Duolingo patches RCE vulnerability in flashcard app Nightwatch becomes first security team to reap rewards of Google Play bug bounty. | 08 January 2018 at 02:32 UTC Social Security – w/e 5 Jan ‘I think somebody inside of Intel needs to take a long hard look at their CPUs and actually admit that they have issues’ | 05 January 2018 at 03:24 UTC Oncology group to pay $2.3m following patient data breaches Corrective action plan will ensure 21st Century Oncology is HIPAA compliant. | 04 January 2018 at 04:11 UTC Flip the script Decade-old browser flaw allows third parties to track online behavior. | 04 January 2018 at 12:41 UTC AMD shares soar amid Intel chip vulnerability rumors OS-level fix may lead to sharp reduction in CPU performance. | 03 January 2018 at 03:37 UTC Fashion victim: Forever 21 confirms POS system hack Malware harvested customer payment details for seven months last year. | 03 January 2018 at 11:26 UTC Former SSM employee implicated in privacy breach Prescription snooper accessed thousands of patient records. | 02 January 2018 at 03:29 UTC Vietnam counts the cost of malware in 2017 Insufficient protection comes with a $540 million price tag. | 02 January 2018 at 12:18 UTC