Cyber Security News

We have a collection of recent cyber security news articles from around the planet. We have attempted to create a one stop place which you can use by aggregating feeds from what we consider the top sources of cyber security related news. Browse through these articles and  you can quickly see how prevalent the cyber security problem has become.

 

  • Symphony targets collaboration users outside financial services
    Symphony has been called a ‘Bloomberg-killer’ since its launch in 2014 because it offers a cheaper alternative to the chat function in the popular data terminals long considered a mainstay for traders.The secure messaging and collaboration platform started out as an in-house chat tool at Goldman Sachs, providing secure communications ... Read more
    Source: Computerworld Cybercrime and HackingPublished on 2017-11-20
  • Fund Targets Victims Scammed Via Western Union
    If you, a friend or loved one lost money in a scam involving Western Union, some or all of those funds may be recoverable thanks to a more than half-billion dollar program set up by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. In January 2017, Englewood, Colo.-based Western Union settled a case ... Read more
    Source: Krebs on SecurityPublished on 2017-11-20
  • Matrix Banker malware spreads to multiple industries | Salted Hash Ep 7
    The Matrix Banker malware, first found in Latin America, is now gaining a foothold in diversified targets. Steve Ragan breaks down the threat with Justin Fier, director for cyber intelligence and analysis at Darktrace. ... Read more
    Source: Computerworld Cybercrime and HackingPublished on 2017-11-20
  • Strong and stable: The iOS security guide
    Apple’s smartphones are highly secure, but if your private or enterprise data matters to you, it’s essential to ensure your iPhone (or iPad) is as secure as possible.Why security matters Just because almost all mobile malware targets Android doesn’t mean iPhone users can be complacent.Quite the reverse:We need to be ... Read more
    Source: Computerworld Cybercrime and HackingPublished on 2017-11-17
  • Patch alert: Microsoft acknowledges printer bug; forced 1709 upgrades continue
    The patches have been out for only a few days, but as best I as can tell at this early juncture, November’s Patch Tuesday bugs aren’t as bad as they were in October. Thank Redmond.If you use an Epson dot matrix printer, if you’re seeing an error that CDPUserSvc has ... Read more
    Source: Computerworld Cybercrime and HackingPublished on 2017-11-17
  • Microsoft forces Win10 1703 customers onto 1709, and other Patch Tuesday shenanigans
    Another massive outpouring of Microsoft patches yesterday — more than 1,100 separate patches — brought a few surprises and shouts of indignation from a forced but unannounced upgrade. Some bugs are already evident, and there’s a storm brewing over one Office patch. But by and large, if you don’t use ... Read more
    Source: Computerworld Cybercrime and HackingPublished on 2017-11-15
  • 11% off August Smart Lock Pro With Connect Bundle – Deal Alert
    With August Smart Lock Pro, you can lock and unlock your door, control keyless access, and keep track of who comes and goes, all from your phone. The 24/7 activity log means you’re always in the know. With your phone in your pocket, simply open the door and you’re in ... Read more
    Source: Computerworld Cybercrime and HackingPublished on 2017-11-15
  • R.I.P. root9B, We Hardly Knew Ya!
    root9B Holdings, a company that many in the security industry consider little more than a big-name startup aimed at cashing in on the stock market’s insatiable appetite for cybersecurity firms, surprised no one this week when it announced it was ceasing operations at the end of the year. Founded ... Read more
    Source: Krebs on SecurityPublished on 2017-11-15
  • Lock it down: The macOS security guide
    Apple’s systems are highly secure, but if your private or enterprise data matters to you it’s essential to ensure your Mac is as highly secured as possible. This quick guide should help you do just that.Keep it zippy Malware is everywhere and Macs are not immune. You can ignore the ... Read more
    Source: Computerworld Cybercrime and HackingPublished on 2017-11-15
  • Adobe, Microsoft Patch Critical Cracks
    It’s Nov. 14 — the second Tuesday of the month (a.k.a. “Patch Tuesday) — and Adobe and Microsoft have issued gobs of security updates for their software. Microsoft’s 11 patch bundles fix more than four-dozen security holes in various Windows versions and Office products — including at least four serious flaws ... Read more
    Source: Krebs on SecurityPublished on 2017-11-14
  • ‘Hey Siri, buy $100 Bitcoin for the burglar guy’
    Apple will apparently bring FaceID to its long-awaited HomePod smart speaker systems next year, but voice assistant tech may be a weak link in domestic and enterprise security, fresh research claims.The imitation game Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland claim that voice impersonators can fool smart speaker systems into ... Read more
    Source: Computerworld Cybercrime and HackingPublished on 2017-11-14
  • How to Opt Out of Equifax Revealing Your Salary History
    A KrebsOnSecurity series on how easy big-three credit bureau Equifax makes it to get detailed salary history data on tens of millions of Americans apparently inspired a deeper dive on the subject by Fast Company, which examined how this Equifax division has been one of the company’s best investments. In ... Read more
    Source: Krebs on SecurityPublished on 2017-11-13
  • Ransomware marketplaces and the future of malware | Salted Hash Ep 6
    Would you give up a customer's data or credentials if that was the demand in a ransomware attack? That's just one of the nightmare scenarios that Steve Ragan and Rick McElroy talk about on this week's episode. ... Read more
    Source: Computerworld Cybercrime and HackingPublished on 2017-11-13
  • Hack of Attack-for-Hire Service vDOS Snares New Mexico Man
    A New Mexico man is facing federal hacking charges for allegedly using the now defunct attack-for-hire service vDOS to launch damaging digital assaults aimed at knocking his former employer’s Web site offline. Prosecutors were able to bring the case in part because vDOS got massively hacked last year, and its ... Read more
    Source: Krebs on SecurityPublished on 2017-11-10
  • The top 5 problems with blockchain
    While blockchain appears ready to upend business processes and trust models across a myriad of industries, it's still in its early days and the various iterations of the distributed ledger already in use are far from vetted.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story) ... Read more
    Source: Computerworld Cybercrime and HackingPublished on 2017-11-10
  • DDoS-for-Hire Service Launches Mobile App
    In May 2013 KrebsOnSecurity wrote about Ragebooter, a service that paying customers can use to launch powerful distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks capable of knocking individuals and Web sites offline. The owner of Ragebooter subsequently was convicted in 2016 of possessing child pornography, but his business somehow lived on while he ... Read more
    Source: Krebs on SecurityPublished on 2017-11-09
  • Mingis on Tech: The iPhone X – best phone for business, or best phone ever?
    When it comes to mobile devices, companies tend to like three things: solid security, ease-of-management and low cost.With Apple's iPhone X, it looks like you can check off two of those three items. The phone's cutting-edge Face ID authentication system really does work. iOS 11 is easy to manage and ... Read more
    Source: Computerworld Cybercrime and HackingPublished on 2017-11-09
  • Android security audit: An 11-step checklist
    Android security is always a hot topic on these here Nets of Inter — and almost always for the wrong reason.As we've discussed ad nauseam over the years, most of the missives you read about this-or-that super-scary malware/virus/brain-eating-boogie-monster are overly sensationalized accounts tied to theoretical threats with practically zero chance ... Read more
    Source: Computerworld Cybercrime and HackingPublished on 2017-11-09
  • 15% off APC 11-Outlet Surge Protector with USB Charging Ports and SurgeArrest – Deal Alert
    Be it a lightning strike that destroys a home entertainment center or consistently fluctuating power that degrades the performance and shortens the life of your electronics – surges, lightning, and other power disturbances can have a devastating impact on the valuable electronics you rely on every day. The P11U2 from ... Read more
    Source: Computerworld Cybercrime and HackingPublished on 2017-11-08
  • What is blockchain? The most disruptive tech in decades
    Blockchain is poised to change IT in much the same way open-source software did a quarter of a century ago. And in the same way that Linux took more than a decade to become a cornerstone in modern application development, Blockchain will take years to become a lower cost, more ... Read more
    Source: Computerworld Cybercrime and HackingPublished on 2017-11-07
  • What is blockchain? The most disruptive tech in decades
    Blockchain is poised to change IT in much the same way open-source software did a quarter of a century ago. And in the same way that Linux took more than a decade to become a cornerstone in modern application development, Blockchain will take years to become a lower cost, more ... Read more
    Source: Computerworld Cybercrime and HackingPublished on 2017-11-07
  • When Google Play Protect fails
    I've written a lot about Android security over the years — and more often than not, it's the same ol' story time and time again:A company that sells mobile security software finds some theoretical threat — something that (a) hasn't affected any actual users in the real world and (b) ... Read more
    Source: Computerworld Cybercrime and HackingPublished on 2017-11-07
  • Temporarily turn off Windows Automatic Update
    Last month we had no end of problems with Microsoft’s Windows and Office patches. If your machine was attached to a corporate Windows Update server, and your admin approved Windows patches for immediate distribution, your PC may have joined a sea of blue screens. There were lots and lots of ... Read more
    Source: Computerworld Cybercrime and HackingPublished on 2017-11-07
  • Simple Banking Security Tip: Verbal Passwords
    There was a time when I was content to let my bank authenticate me over the phone by asking for some personal identifiers (SSN/DOB) that are broadly for sale in the cybercrime underground. At some point, however, I decided this wasn’t acceptable for institutions that held significant chunks of our ... Read more
    Source: Krebs on SecurityPublished on 2017-11-06
  • Microsoft yanks buggy Windows patches KB 4052233, 4052234, 4052235
    As I reported last week, Microsoft released a handful of buggy patches designed to fix the “Unexpected error from external database driver” bug introduced by all of the October Windows security patches. As noted then, the bug fixes have bugs themselves, and the cure is worse than the disease.Now comes ... Read more
    Source: Computerworld Cybercrime and HackingPublished on 2017-11-06
  • Windows 10 Insider: What’s in it for us?
    Microsoft's motivation for pushing customers to run Windows 10 previews is obvious: It gains a huge pool of testers and millions of amateur quality control workers who help shake out software bugs before the code reaches the wild.But is there anything in it for the customer?"Absolutely," said Wes Miller, an ... Read more
    Source: Computerworld Cybercrime and HackingPublished on 2017-11-06
  • Critics are wrong to slam iPhone X’s new face tech
    Apple’s new iPhone X reads faces. And privacy pundits are gnashing their teeth over it.The phone’s complex TrueDepth image system includes an infrared projector, which casts 30,000 invisible dots, and an infrared camera, which checks where in three-dimensional space those dots land. With a face in view, artificial intelligence on ... Read more
    Source: Computerworld Cybercrime and HackingPublished on 2017-11-04
  • 2nd Breach at Verticalscope Impacts Millions
    For the second time in as many years, hackers have compromised Verticalscope.com, a Canadian company that manages hundreds of popular Web discussion forums totaling more than 45 million user accounts. Evidence of the breach was discovered just before someone began using that illicit access as a commercial for a new paid ... Read more
    Source: Krebs on SecurityPublished on 2017-11-03
  • 2nd Breach at Verticalscope Impacts 25M
    For the second time in as many years, hackers have compromised Verticalscope.com, a Canadian company that manages hundreds of popular Web discussion forums totaling more than 45 million user accounts. Evidence of the breach was discovered just before someone began using that illicit access as a commercial for a new paid ... Read more
    Source: Krebs on SecurityPublished on 2017-11-03
  • MS fixes ‘external database’ bug with patches that have even more bugs
    Yesterday, Thursday, a date which will live in infamy, Microsoft unleashed patches for five versions of Windows. They were supposed to fix the widely reported bug in all of the mainstream October Windows security patches that gave rise to a bogus “Unexpected error from external database driver” message.It’s too early ... Read more
    Source: Computerworld Cybercrime and HackingPublished on 2017-11-03