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Cybercriminals Could be Coming After Your Coffee

Cybercriminals Could be Coming After Your Coffee Researchers show no IoT device is too small to fall victim to ransomware techniques.
23 October 2020

Cybercriminals Could be Coming After Your Coffee

Cybercriminals Could be Coming After Your Coffee Researchers show no IoT device is too small to fall victim to ransomware techniques.
23 October 2020

IoT Device Takeovers Surge 100 Percent in 2020

IoT Device Takeovers Surge 100 Percent in 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with an explosion in the number of connected devices, have led to a swelling in IoT infections observed on wireless networks.
23 October 2020

Flurry of Warnings Highlight Cyber Threats to US Elections

FBI and intelligence officials issue fresh warnings about election interference attempts by Iranian and Russian threat actors.
23 October 2020

Louisiana Calls Out National Guard to Fight Ransomware Surge

Louisiana Calls Out National Guard to Fight Ransomware Surge An investigation showed a custom backdoor RAT and the Emotet trojan in the networks of municipal victims of the attacks.
23 October 2020

US Treasury sanctions Russian research institute behind Triton malware

US imposes sanctions against Russia's Central Scientific Research Institute of Chemistry and Mechanics (CNIIHM).
23 October 2020

Election Security: Beyond Mail-In Voting

Election Security: Beyond Mail-In Voting There are many areas of the election process that criminal hackers can target to influence election results.
23 October 2020

Apple notarizes six malicious apps posing as Flash installers

Apple notarization process bypassed for the second time in six weeks.
23 October 2020

Georgia Election Data Hit in Ransomware Attack

Georgia Election Data Hit in Ransomware Attack With Election Day approaching, local governments need to be prepared for malware attacks on election infrastructure.
23 October 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine-Maker Hit with Cyberattack, Data Breach

COVID-19 Vaccine-Maker Hit with Cyberattack, Data Breach Dr. Reddy's, the contractor for Russia’s “Sputinik V” COVID-19 vaccine and a major generics producer, has had to close plants and isolate its data centers.
23 October 2020

Phishing groups are collecting user data, email and banking passwords via fake voter registration forms

With the election window closing, phishing groups are striking the iron while it's hot.
23 October 2020

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Security challenges for connected medical devices – Zero-day in Chrome gets patched – How to avoid USB drive security woes

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23 October 2020

Nvidia Warns Gamers of Severe GeForce Experience Flaws

Nvidia Warns Gamers of Severe GeForce Experience Flaws Versions of Nvidia GeForce Experience for Windows prior to 3.20.5.70 are affected by a high-severity bug that could enable code execution, denial of service and more.
23 October 2020

A Pause to Address 'Ethical Debt' of Facial Recognition

Ethical use will require some combination of consistent reporting, regulation, corporate responsibility, and adversarial technology.
23 October 2020

Ransomware Takes Down Network of French IT Giant

Ransomware Takes Down Network of French IT Giant Sopra Steria hit with cyber attack that reportedly encrypted parts of their network on Oct. 20 but has remained mostly mum on details.
23 October 2020

Nvidia tackles code execution flaws, data leaks in GeForce Experience

The worst of the bugs is an uncontrolled search path issue with severe, exploitable consequences.
23 October 2020

Securing medical devices: Can a hacker break your heart?

Why are connected medical devices vulnerable to attack and how likely are they to get hacked? Here are five digital chinks in the armor.

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23 October 2020

Botnet Infects Hundreds of Thousands of Websites

KashmirBlack has been targeting popular content management systems, such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal, and using Dropbox and GitHub for communication to hide its presence.
22 October 2020

The Now-Defunct Firms Behind 8chan, QAnon

Some of the world's largest Internet firms have taken steps to crack down on disinformation spread by QAnon conspiracy theorists and the hate-filled anonymous message board 8chan. But according to a California-based security researcher, those seeking to de-platform these communities may have overlooked a simple legal solution to that end: Both the Nevada-based web hosting company owned by 8chan's current figurehead and the California firm that provides its sole connection to the Internet are defunct businesses in the eyes of their respective state regulators. In practical terms, what this means is that the legal contracts which granted these companies temporary control over large swaths of Internet address space are now null and void, and American Internet regulators would be well within their rights to cancel those contracts and reclaim the space.
22 October 2020

7 Mobile Browsers Vulnerable to Address-Bar Spoofing

Flaws allow attackers to manipulate URLs users see on their mobile devices, Rapid7 says
22 October 2020