Computer Security Tip of the Day
April 3rd
Make sure you have anti-virus software installed on your computer and that it is automatically updating. However, keep in mind that no anti-virus can catch all malware; your computer can still be infected. That is why it's so important you use common sens…
Bruce Schneier on Security
April 4th
They can communicate using bioluminescent flashes: New research published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences presents evidence for a previously unknown semantic-like ability in Humboldt squid. What's more, these squid can enhance…
April 4th
Over the past few weeks, Zoom's use has exploded since it became the video conferencing platform of choice in today's COVID-19 world. (My own university, Harvard, uses it for all of its classes. Boris Johnson had a cabinet meeting over Zoom.) Over that sa…
April 3rd
Investigative report on how commercial bug-bounty programs like HackerOne, Bugcrowd, and SynAck are being used to silence researchers: Used properly, bug bounty platforms connect security researchers with organizations wanting extra scrutiny. In exchange …
April 3rd
Marriott announced another data breach, this one affecting 5.2 million people: At this point, we believe that the following information may have been involved, although not all of this information was present for every guest involved: Contact Details (e.g…
April 1st
Daniel's Hosting, which hosts about 7,600 dark web portals for free, has been hacked and is down. It's unclear when, or if, it will be back up....
Dark Reading Security News
March 31st
Often the hardest part in creating an effective awareness program is deciding what NOT to teach.
March 28th
Though set in the future, HBO's "Westworld" works as an allegory for the present moment in cybersecurity.
March 27th
It's too early to tell whether ZTA will be a VPN killer or not, but major players are ramping up products in this new class of security technology that focuses on the cloud.
March 10th
The process was not smooth or straightforward, employees say in a discussion of challenges and lessons learned during the multi-year project.
March 4th
Twitter, Slack, etc., have become undeniably important for business today, but they can cause a lot of damage. That's why an agile communications strategy is so important.
New Security Threats
April 4th
A Bitcoin-mining campaign using the Kinsing malware is spreading quickly thanks to cloud-container misconfigurations.
April 4th
A group of CDNs and cloud providers are joining in on a fight against common internet routing attacks.
April 3rd
The attack discovered uses World Health Organization trademark to lure users with info related to coronavirus.
April 3rd
Google is rolling out the newest Chrome browser version, 80.0.3987.162, in the coming days.
April 3rd
The feature, criticized for "undisclosed data-mining," is only the latest privacy faux pas for Zoom this month.