Computer Security Tip of the Day
January 28th
Bad guys are very persistent, eventually anyone can make a mistake. If a phone call from the "Help Desk" doesn't sound quite right, if an email seems suspicious or if a program you installed starts acting funny, ask for help! In addition, perhaps you los…
Bruce Schneier on Security
January 28th
A coordinated effort has captured the command-and-control servers of the Emotet botnet: Emotet establishes a backdoor onto Windows computer systems via automated phishing emails that distribute Word documents compromised with malware. Subjects of emails a…
January 28th
Insider data theft: Dutch police have arrested two individuals on Friday for allegedly selling data from the Dutch health ministry’s COVID-19 systems on the criminal underground. […] According to Verlaan, the two suspects worked in DDG call c…
January 26th
I think this is the largest data breach of all time: 220 million people. (Lots more stories are in Portuguese.)
January 26th
No one who reads this blog regularly will be surprised: A former employee of prominent home security company ADT has admitted that he hacked into the surveillance feeds of dozens of customer homes, doing so primarily to spy on naked women or to leer at un…
January 23rd
The restaurant chain Wagamama is selling a vegan version of its Chilli Squid side dish made from king oyster mushrooms. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven’t covered. Read my blog po…
Dark Reading Security News
January 28th
Microsoft's security division has grown more than 40% year-over-year, the company reports alongside security product updates.
January 13th
It's past time to begin charting insider risk indicators that identify risky behavior and stop it in its tracks.
January 5th
Here are some tips for updating access control methods that accommodate new remote working norms without sacrificing security.
December 23rd
A roundup of Microsoft's recent security news and updates that focus on protecting identity.
December 17th
It's past time to retire passwords in favor of other methods for authenticating users and securing systems.
New Security Threats
January 28th
The detection-evasion tool, libprocesshider, hides TeamTNT's malware from process-information programs.
January 28th
The suspect allegedly has extorted $27.6 million from ransomware victims, mostly in the healthcare sector.
January 28th
A new version of NAT slipstreaming allows cybercriminals an easy path to devices that aren't connected to the internet.
January 28th
Qualys said the vuln gives any local user root access to systems running the most popular version of Sudo.
January 28th
Researchers publicly disclosed flaws in ADT's LifeShield DIY HD Video Doorbell, which could have allowed local attackers to access credentials, video feeds and more.