Cybersecurity News


After Adopting COVID-19 Lures, Sophisticated Groups Target Remote Workers

While coronavirus-themed emails and files have been used as a lure for weeks, attackers now are searching for ways to actively target VPNs and remote workers to take advantage of weaker security.
08 April 2020

Researchers Fool Biometric Scanners with 3D-Printed Fingerprints

Tests on the fingerprint scanners of Apple, Microsoft, and Samsung devices reveal it's possible to bypass authentication with a cheap 3D printer.
08 April 2020

PowerPoint ‘Weakness’ Opens Door to Malicious Mouse-Over Attack

PowerPoint ‘Weakness’ Opens Door to Malicious Mouse-Over Attack Novel hack allows an attacker to create a mouse-over in a PowerPoint file that triggers the installation of malware.
08 April 2020

Microsoft Releases COVID-19 Security Guidance

Information includes tips on how to keep IT systems infection-free.
08 April 2020

'Unkillable' Android Malware App Continues to Infect Devices Worldwide

The xHelper Trojan has compromised over 55,000 devices so far, Kaspersky says.
08 April 2020

Dark_Nexus Botnet Compromises Thousands of ASUS, D-Link Routers

Dark_Nexus Botnet Compromises Thousands of ASUS, D-Link Routers Researchers say the botnet has emerged over the past three months and shares aspects with Mirai and Qbot.
08 April 2020

Microsoft: Under 2% of all daily malspam uses COVID-19 lures

Malicious email campaigns have not increased due to COVID-19. Attackers merely changed lures.
08 April 2020

BEC, Domain Jacking Help Criminals Disrupt Cash Transfers

The two hacking methods occur independently but are being used in concert to steal funds that are part of online payments and transactions.
08 April 2020

ThreatList: Skype-Themed Apps Hide a Raft of Malware

ThreatList: Skype-Themed Apps Hide a Raft of Malware Hundreds of thousands of malware files are disguised as well-known social conferencing and collaboration apps.
08 April 2020

Accenture Buys Revolutionary Security in Third Acquisition of 2020

The deal is intended to strengthen Accenture's critical infrastructure protection capabilities and address more complex IT and OT challenges.
08 April 2020

Top tips for videoconferencing security

ESET Chief Security Evangelist Tony Anscombe shares advice on how to keep your virtual meet-ups private and safe while you're holed up at home during the pandemic

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08 April 2020

Why Threat Hunting with XDR Matters

Extended detection response technology assumes a breach across all your endpoints, networks, SaaS applications, cloud infrastructure, and any network-addressable resource.
08 April 2020

Former Facebook CSO Alex Stamos to join Zoom as outside security consultant

Zoom also announces the creation of a CISO Council and Advisory Board to help its CEO through the current security and user privacy-related issues.
08 April 2020

Feline Secure?

When there's a will, there's a way.
08 April 2020

WhatsApp Axes COVID-19 Mass Message Forwarding

WhatsApp Axes COVID-19 Mass Message Forwarding Amid rampant misinformation, users of the Facebook-owned messaging platform can no longer send coronavirus messages to more than one user at a time.
08 April 2020

‘Fake Fingerprints’ Bypass Scanners with 3D Printing

‘Fake Fingerprints’ Bypass Scanners with 3D Printing New research used 3D printing technology to bypass fingerprint scanners, and tested it against Apple, Samsung and Microsoft mobile products.
08 April 2020

COVID-19 CISO Checklist for Securing a Remote Workforce

COVID-19 CISO Checklist for Securing a Remote Workforce The CISO Checklist for Secure Remote Working was built to assist CISOs in navigating through COVID-19, providing them with a concise, high-level list of the absolute essentials needed to ensure their organization is well protected in these challenging times.
08 April 2020

Can fingerprint authentication on smartphones be fooled with 3D printing? Researchers find out

Extensive tests of optical, capacitance, and ultrasonic sensors have revealed interesting bypass rates.
08 April 2020

This is why the vicious xHelper malware resists factory wipes and reboots

The malware is a prime example of why you should not download apps from third-party sources.
08 April 2020

Dark_nexus botnet outstrips other malware with new, potent features

Researchers have found a botnet that borrows from Qbot and Mirai but goes much further in terms of power.
08 April 2020