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  • Threat Hunting or Efficiency: Pick Your EDR Path?

    by Amber Wolff on November 12, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    “Do You Want It Done Fast, Or Do You Want It Done Right?” “Yes.” “Help out more with our business objectives.” “Cover an increasing number of endpoints.” “Cut budgets.” “Make it all work without adding staff.” Cybersecurity teams face a lot of conflicting objectives—both within their teams and from upper management. But a May 2019
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  • It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Holiday Shopping: Secure Your Black Friday & Cyber Monday Purchases

    by McAfee on November 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    As we gear up to feast with family and friends this Thanksgiving, we also get our wallets ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Black Friday and Cyber Monday have practically become holidays themselves, as each year they immediately shift our attention from turkey and pumpkin pie to holiday shopping. Let’s take a look at
    The post It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Holiday Shopping: Secure Your Black Friday & Cyber Monday Purchases appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Sadfishing, Deepfakes & TikTok: Headlines You May Have Missed

    by Toni Birdsong on November 9, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Technology trends move fast and the digital newsfeeds run non-stop. No worries, we’ve got your backs, parents. Here are three important headlines you may have missed about some of the ways kids are using their devices and how you can coach them around the risks. What’s Sadfishing and is Your Child Doing it Online? Sadfishing
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  • Spanish MSSP Targeted by BitPaymer Ransomware

    by Marc Rivero Lopez on November 8, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Initial Discovery This week the news hit that several companies in Spain were hit by a ransomware attack. Ransomware attacks themselves are not new but, by interacting with one of the cases in Spain, we want to highlight in this blog how well prepared and targeted an attack can be and how it appears to
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  • Veterans Day U.S. – A McAfee MoM’s Reflection

    by McAfee Enterprise on November 7, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    By: Deb, Executive Assistant, Plano TX On Monday, November 11, the U.S. celebrates Veterans Day. We at McAfee U.S. are able to spend this holiday paying tribute to coworkers, friends and family members who have served our country in the various branches of military service. Being able to honor, celebrate and remember our nation’s heroes
    The post Veterans Day U.S. – A McAfee MoM’s Reflection appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

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  • DDoS-for-Hire Boss Gets 13 Months Jail Time

    by BrianKrebs on November 20, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    A 21-year-old Illinois man was sentenced last week to 13 months in prison for running multiple DDoS-for-hire services that launched millions of attacks over several years. This individual’s sentencing comes more than five years after KrebsOnSecurity interviewed both the defendant and his father and urged the latter to take a more active interest in his son’s online activities.

  • Ransomware Bites 400 Veterinary Hospitals

    by BrianKrebs on November 19, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    National Veterinary Associates (NVA), a California company that owns more than 700 animal care facilities around the globe, is still working to recover from a ransomware attack late last month that affected more than half of those properties, separating many veterinary practices from their patient records, payment systems and practice management software. NVA says it expects to have all facilities fully back up and running normally within the next week.

  • Why Were the Russians So Set Against This Hacker Being Extradited?

    by BrianKrebs on November 18, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    The Russian government has for the past four years been fighting to keep 29-year-old alleged cybercriminal Alexei Burkov from being extradited by Israel to the United States. When Israeli authorities turned down requests to send him back to Russia — supposedly to face separate hacking charges there — the Russians then imprisoned an Israeli woman for seven years on trumped-up drug charges in a bid to trade prisoners. That effort failed as well, and Burkov had his first appearance in a U.S. court last week. What follows are some clues that might explain why the Russians are so eager to reclaim this young man.

  • Orcus RAT Author Charged in Malware Scheme

    by BrianKrebs on November 13, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    In July 2016, KrebsOnSecurity published a story identifying a Toronto man as the author of the Orcus RAT, a software product that’s been marketed on underground forums and used in countless malware attacks since its creation in 2015. This week, Canadian authorities criminally charged him with orchestrating an international malware scheme.

  • Patch Tuesday, November 2019 Edition

    by BrianKrebs on November 12, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Microsoft today released updates to plug security holes in its software, including patches to fix at least 74 weaknesses in various flavors of Windows and in software that runs on top of it. The November updates include patches for a zero-day flaw in Internet Explorer that is currently being exploited in the wild, as well as a sneaky bug in certain versions of Office for Mac that bypasses security protections and was detailed publicly prior to today’s patches.

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  • The NSA Warns of TLS Inspection

    by Bruce Schneier on November 22, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    The NSA has released a security advisory warning of the dangers of TLS inspection: Transport Layer Security Inspection (TLSI), also known as TLS break and inspect, is a security process that allows enterprises to decrypt traffic, inspect the decrypted content for threats, and then re-encrypt the traffic before it enters or leaves the network. Introducing this capability into an enterprise…

  • GPS Manipulation

    by Bruce Schneier on November 21, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Long article on the manipulation of GPS in Shanghai. It seems not to be some Chinese military program, but ships who are stealing sand. The Shanghai "crop circles," which somehow spoof each vessel to a different false location, are something new. "I’m still puzzled by this," says Humphreys. "I can’t get it to work out in the math. It’s an…

  • Iran Has Shut Off its Internet

    by Bruce Schneier on November 20, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Iran has gone pretty much entirely offline in the wake of nationwide protests. This is the best article detailing what’s going on; this is also good. AccessNow has a global campaign to stop Internet shutdowns. TITLE EDITED TO REDUCE CONFUSION….

  • Security Vulnerabilities in Android Firmware

    by Bruce Schneier on November 18, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Researchers have discovered and revealed 146 vulnerabilities in various incarnations of Android smartphone firmware. The vulnerabilities were found by scanning the phones of 29 different Android makers, and each is unique to a particular phone or maker. They were found using automatic tools, and it is extremely likely that many of the vulnerabilities are not exploitable — making them bugs…

  • Friday Squid Blogging: Planctotuethis Squid

    by Bruce Schneier on November 15, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    Neat video, and an impressive-looking squid. I can’t figure out how long it is. 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 posting guidelines here….

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