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Back-to-Basics: Properly Configured Firewalls

 

As small and medium businesses begin to re-open following the pandemic, it’s important to do so securely in order to protect customer’s payment card data. Too often, data breaches happen as a result of vulnerabilities that are entirely preventable. The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has developed a set of payment protection resources for small businesses. In this 8-part back-to-basics series, we highlight payment security basics for protecting against payment data theft. Today’s blog focuses on properly configuring firewalls.

24 August 2021

Effective Threat-Hunting Queries in a Redacted World

Effective Threat-Hunting Queries in a Redacted World Chad Anderson, senior security researcher for DomainTools, demonstrates how seemingly disparate pieces of infrastructure information can form perfect fingerprints for tracking cyberattackers' infrastructure.
24 August 2021

Microsoft Spills 38 Million Sensitive Data Records Via Careless Power App Configs

Microsoft Spills 38 Million Sensitive Data Records Via Careless Power App Configs Data leaked includes COVID-19 vaccination records, social security numbers and email addresses tied to American Airlines, Ford, Indiana Department of Health and New York City public schools.
23 August 2021

ProxyShell Attacks Pummel Unpatched Exchange Servers

ProxyShell Attacks Pummel Unpatched Exchange Servers CISA is warning about a surge of ProxyShell attacks, as Huntress discovered 140 webshells launched against 1,900 unpatched Microsoft Exchange servers.
23 August 2021

Windows 10 Admin Rights Gobbled by Razer Devices

Windows 10 Admin Rights Gobbled by Razer Devices So much for Windows 10's security: a zero-day in the device installer software grants admin rights just by plugging in a mouse or other compatible device.
23 August 2021

Paving the way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A featuring Sadie Sangster

 

Working mothers have a huge amount of determination and possess many of the same skillsets that are essential in the business world. As a working mother herself, Sadie Sangster understands the business world from this perspective and credits motherhood as the driving force in her career success. In this edition of our blog, Sadie explains why it’s important to see more women progress into senior roles after having children.

23 August 2021

Managing Privileged Access to Secure the Post-COVID Perimeter

Managing Privileged Access to Secure the Post-COVID Perimeter Joseph Carson, chief security scientist & advisory CISO at ThycoticCentrify, discusses how to implement advanced privileged-access practices.
23 August 2021

Attackers Actively Exploiting Realtek SDK Flaws

Attackers Actively Exploiting Realtek SDK Flaws Multiple vulnerabilities in software used by 65 vendors under active attack.
23 August 2021

Web Censorship Systems Can Facilitate Massive DDoS Attacks

Web Censorship Systems Can Facilitate Massive DDoS Attacks Systems are ripe for abuse by attackers who can abuse systems to launch DDoS attacks.
20 August 2021

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Who is actually paying the ransom demand? – Be careful about what you throw away – Records from a terrorist watchlist exposed online

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20 August 2021

Hackers swipe almost $100 million from major cryptocurrency exchange

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Liquid suspends cryptocurrency deposits and withdrawals and moves its assets into cold storage

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20 August 2021

Nigerian Threat Actors Solicit Employees to Deploy Ransomware for Cut of Profits

Nigerian Threat Actors Solicit Employees to Deploy Ransomware for Cut of Profits Campaign emails company insiders and initially offers 1 million in Bitcoin if they install DemonWare on an organization’s network.
20 August 2021

Australians hit by ‘Flubot’ malware that arrives by text message

Australians hit by ‘Flubot’ malware that arrives by text message

New scam spreads to Australia from Europe, targeting thousands of Android users

Thousands of Australians have been hit by a new scam text message known as Flubot, which aims to install malware on their phones.

Flubot is a type of malware targeting Android users, but iPhone users can also receive the messages. It tells the receiver they missed a call or have a new voicemail, providing a fake link to listen.

Related: Password of three random words better than complex variation, experts say

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20 August 2021

What’s Next for T-Mobile and Its Customers? – Podcast

What’s Next for T-Mobile and Its Customers? – Podcast Hopefully not a hacked-up hairball of a “no can do” message when customers rush to change their PINs. In this episode: Corporate resilience vs. the opposite.
19 August 2021

How Ready Are You for a Ransomware Attack?

How Ready Are You for a Ransomware Attack? Oliver Tavakoli, CTO at Vectra, lays out the different layers of ransomware defense all companies should implement.
19 August 2021

Critical Cisco Bug in Small Business Routers to Remain Unpatched

Critical Cisco Bug in Small Business Routers to Remain Unpatched The issue affects a range of Cisco Wireless-N and Wireless-AC VPN routers that have reached end-of-life.
19 August 2021

InkySquid State Actor Exploiting Known IE Bugs

InkySquid State Actor Exploiting Known IE Bugs The North Korea-linked APT group leverages known Internet Explorer vulns for watering-hole attacks.
19 August 2021

Windows EoP Bug Detailed by Google Project Zero

Windows EoP Bug Detailed by Google Project Zero Microsoft first dismissed the elevation of privilege flaw but decided yesterday that attackers injecting malicious code is worthy of attention.
19 August 2021

COVID-19 Contact-Tracing Data Exposed, Fake Vax Cards Circulate

COVID-19 Contact-Tracing Data Exposed, Fake Vax Cards Circulate COVID-19-related exploitation and abuse is on the rise as vaccine data opens new frontiers for threat actors.
19 August 2021

Wanted: Disgruntled Employees to Deploy Ransomware

Criminal hackers will try almost anything to get inside a profitable enterprise and secure a million-dollar payday from a ransomware infection. Apparently now that includes emailing employees directly and asking them to unleash the malware inside their employer's network in exchange for a percentage of any ransom amount paid by the victim company.
19 August 2021