Computer Security Tip of the Day
July 13th
When shopping online, always use your credit cards instead of a debit card. If any fraud happens, it is far easier to recover your money from a credit card transaction. Gift cards and one-time-use credit card numbers are even more secure.
Bruce Schneier on Security
July 11th
China is prohibiting squid fishing in two areas -- both in international waters -- for two seasons, to give squid time to recover and reproduce. This is the first time China has voluntarily imposed a closed season on the high seas. Some experts regard it …
July 11th
It's the EFF's 30th birthday, and the organization is having a celebratory livestream today from 3:00 to 10:00 pm PDT. There are a lot of interesting discussions and things. I am having a fireside chat at 4:10 pm PDT to talk about the Crypto Wars and more…
July 10th
A criminal group called Cosmic Lynx seems to be based in Russia: Dubbed Cosmic Lynx, the group has carried out more than 200 BEC campaigns since July 2019, according to researchers from the email security firm Agari, particularly targeting senior executiv…
July 9th
Interesting research on home security cameras with cloud storage. Basically, attackers can learn very basic information about what's going on in front of the camera, and infer when there is someone home. News article. Slashdot thread....
July 8th
It is amazing that this sort of thing can still happen: ...the list was compiled by scanning the entire internet for devices that were exposing their Telnet port. The hacker then tried using (1) factory-set default usernames and passwords, or (2) custom, …
Dark Reading Security News
July 2nd
Security has evolved to evaluate an identity's attributes, access, and behavior to determine appropriate access.
June 24th
By using the AAA permissions management framework for cloud operations, organizations can address authentication, authorization, and auditing.
June 24th
Why embracing, not fighting, decentralization will pave the way to smoother cloud migrations.
June 19th
Criminals use disasters, wars, and now pandemics as air cover to focus collective anxiety and fear into highly targeted, malicious messaging.
June 19th
CISOs are never going to have all the finances they want. Hard choices must be made. The CISO of Amazon Prime Video discusses his approaches to a slimmed-down budget.
New Security Threats
July 11th
Researcher warns the highly-rated Kasa family of security cameras have bugs that gives hackers access to private video feeds and settings.
July 11th
Starting in August Google is banning ads of products or services promoting stalkerware.
July 11th
Attackers could hack the smartwatch and send dementia patients alerts for taking their medication.
July 10th
Common devices from Netgear, Linksys, D-Link and others contain serious security vulnerabilities that even updates don’t fix.
July 10th
Application-based attacks that use the passwordless "log in with..." feature common to cloud services are on the rise.