By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Infosec Haiku

October 11th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Ever More Breaches This Week: DQ and Kmart Will It Never End?   ### 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: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

TwC Hard at Work After All; 9 Bulletins for Oct Patch Tuesday

October 9th, 2014

September news reports that the Trustworthy Computing Group at Microsoft was disbanding left some wondering about the future of Patch Tuesday. This month’s patch load of 9 total bulletins, 3 critical, 5 important and 1 moderate should eliminate those worries, at least for now. The security group anyway is definitely still hard at work. Given […]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Unpatchable BadUSB Code Is Now Publicly Available

October 6th, 2014

How sweet would it be to plug and play USB devices without the fear of viruses, malware and other security threats? It’s everyone’s dream to own 100% foolproof USB devices for their file storage and transfer routine: Fascinating to think about it, but it simply isn’t gonna happen with the raft of current USB-related security […]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Infosec Haiku

October 4th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku JP Morgan Chase Hack Attack Portends Wider Campaign Against Banks   ### 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

Shellshock Exploit Demo, and More

October 1st, 2014

In my  previous post we discussed Shellshock, the GNU Bourne Again Shell (Bash) vulnerability which was made public last week. News continues to pour in as the researchers and vendors (and probably a few blackhats) try to understand the true scope of the problem. So today we’ll discuss a few updates to the situation since we published […]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Some Common Sense Steps to Avoid Shellshock!

September 29th, 2014

“Something broke” That’s what the IT folks at a major aerospace engineering firm told my friend DS when he couldn’t log onto their intranet last week. That something shut down their entire system for an entire day. What was that something? It was Shellshock, the GNU Bourne Again Shell (Bash) vulnerability which came to light […]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Infosec Haiku

September 27th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Shellshock Vuln in Bash Gonna Bring Down All the Nets? Please Scan and Patch Now!   ### 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 […]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Infosec Haiku

September 22nd, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Home Depot Data Theft Caused by “Custom” Malware. AV Not Enough!   ### 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 […]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Critical Updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat Released – You Can Breathe Again

September 18th, 2014

You can stop holding your breath now, the wait is over. Adobe has released security updates for Acrobat and its PDF Reader software fixing critical vulnerabilities in its Windows and Mac software. Last week, on Patch Tuesday, Adobe explained that although it was releasing security patches for Flash Player and AIR, it was delaying its […]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Doom-Playing Canon Printer Raises Security Concerns About IoT

September 16th, 2014

If you can hack a wireless printer to play one of the most famous videogames of all time, what else can you do with it? And if printer hardware can be reprogrammed by hackers to perform functions far beyond its intended use, what does it say about other the other devices that make up “the […]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Infosec Haiku

September 13th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Dyre Malware Strikes Salesforce Users Be Wary Your Creds Are At Risk ### 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 […]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

5 Million Leaked Gmail Passwords Sounds Pretty Scary, But Was It?

September 12th, 2014

When news reports broke earlier this week about a massive leak of Google account passwords, there must have been plenty of users who took a big gulp. Would their email address and password be amongst the alleged five million published on a Russian web forum? Was it possible that Google itself had been hacked, spilling secret […]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Microsoft Delivers Light Patch Load for September Patch Tuesday

September 9th, 2014

September delivers a light patch load from Microsoft – just 4 bulletins were released in today’s Patch Tuesday with 1 rated critical and 3 important. In total, September covers off on 42 CVEs with 37 of those found in MS14-052, another cumulative update for IE and your first priority this month. Of the 37 CVEs, just […]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Just 4 Bulletins Expected for September Patch Tuesday

September 4th, 2014

Microsoft will release 4 bulletins on Patch Tuesday next week; one rated as critical and the remaining three rated important. The light month is good news for otherwise very busy IT departments. The few number of patches expected out next week doesn’t mean you can take a pass on patching this month however. The critical […]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Fears Grow of Home Depot Data Breach, Exposing Customers’ Payment Details

September 4th, 2014

DIY retail chain Home Depot might be the latest big company to be hit by a serious data breach, after suspicions started to circulate that hackers had broken into its systems and manage to steal credit and debit card data. For understandable reasons, Home Depot is working hard to reassure consumers about the situation – […]



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