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“Sophisticated” Regin Relies on Age-Old Techniques

December 22nd, 2014

The IT Security industry is saying that Regin is “Top-tier” – “Sophisticated” – “Super-spyware”. When you look at a Regin attack in detail however, you find a lot of techniques in common with plain old-fashioned data-stealing malware. No matter how sophisticated the malware, the same steps are needed to successfully infiltrate the victim’s machines. And familiar defenses […]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Infosec Haiku

December 21st, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Sony Hack Is Called “Snowdon for Corporations” This 5h1t Just Got Real   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … […]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Infosec Haiku

December 21st, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Cyberattacks on Physical Plants Are Scary! Iron Works Knocked Out   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … if yours […]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

IT Security Budgets, Destructive Malware and Software Vulns – A 2015 Sneak Peek

December 17th, 2014

Even non-security news outlets and bloggers have been writing about 2014 as the year of the mega breach. And for good reason, when you consider cyber criminals’ attacks on Target, JP Morgan, Home Depot and most recently of course, Sony Pictures. Regardless of your opinion on how Sony has handled the breach to-date, no one […]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

SoakSoak malware hits over 100,000 WordPress websites

December 15th, 2014

Do you run WordPress on your website?  If so, you’re in good company. Around 19% of the world’s websites are thought to run WordPress, which is even more astonishing when you consider that many sites don’t have any content management system at all. And although running your own self-hosted version of WordPress (as opposed to […]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Problems for Windows 7 and Exchange users as Microsoft warns of buggy security patches

December 14th, 2014

On the second Tuesday of every month, regular as clockwork, Microsoft issues security fixes for users of its software – protecting against newly discovered vulnerabilities and bugs. And normally, the advice is to roll them out across your enterprise at your earliest opportunity – particularly in the case of the most serious critical security patches, which could […]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Infosec Haiku

December 13th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku SSL bitten Now TLS gets nipped  too Look out for POODLE   ### Notes ### * This week’s haiku courtesy of Mr. Peter Mack. * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if […]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Final Patch Tuesday of 2014, Have You Kept Up?

December 9th, 2014

The 2014 Patch Tuesday program came to a close  today with Microsoft’s release of 7 security bulletins. 3 are critical and 4 are rated important. Before jumping in to this month’s updates however, it’s interesting to do a quick year-over-year comparison. Assuming no out-of-band patches later this month, the total number of bulletins released by Microsoft […]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Infosec Haiku

December 6th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku FBI Issues Flash Warning on Destructive Malware in the Wild   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … if yours […]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

7 December Bulletins to Close Out 2014 Patch Tuesdays

December 4th, 2014

Microsoft is set to release 7 bulletins during next week’s Patch Tuesday; 3 are critical and 4 are important. If all 7 are released as planned, the total number of patches in 2014 will hit 84. This year’s patch load is close in quantity to 2012 when 83 patches were released in all. Last year […]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

E-Cigarettes Are Bad for Your Computer’s Health!

December 2nd, 2014

There’s been a lot of news lately about the adverse health impact of vaping, including a recent study which suggests that e-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the level of carcinogens of regular tobacco. But perhaps less well publicized is the recent news that e-cigarettes might give you malware. According to an account on Reddit, […]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Did North Korea Hack Sony? It Seems Hard to Believe

December 1st, 2014

There’s plenty of rumours and speculation, but one thing is certain: something has gone awfully awry with the computer systems at Sony Pictures Entertainment – the television and movie subsidiary of the huge Sony Corporation. The media has been full since last week with reports that the company has shut down its servers, after a ghoulish […]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Infosec Haiku

December 1st, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku On Cyber Monday Please Protect Our Card Data So We Can Shop More   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own […]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Infosec Haiku

November 27th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Black Friday is Nigh Please Protect Our PII So We Can All Buy   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own […]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Infosec Haiku

November 22nd, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Citadel Trojan Now Targeting Your Password Managers – Beware!   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … if yours is […]



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