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How many Linux users are there anyway?

11 Duben, 2018 - 11:52
LinuxSecurity.com: I was talking to a friend the other day when he said there were no more than 0.0001 percent Linux users. So, so wrong.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Top Ten Ways to Detect Phishing

11 Duben, 2018 - 11:45
LinuxSecurity.com: Despite being a tactic that pre-dates the internet, and recalls the days of scams surrounding depositing large amounts of money in your bank account, phishing remains a major problem of online security. In fact, research by Ironscales shows that it accounts for up to 95% of successful cyber-attacks worldwide.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Ransomware, hackers, insider threats and human error featured in data breach report

10 Duben, 2018 - 11:32
LinuxSecurity.com: Verizon's 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report is out. In a summary of findings, Verizon noted that 73 percent of the breaches were perpetrated by outsiders, 50 percent by organized criminal groups, 28 percent involved insiders, 12 percent involved nation-state or state affiliated actors, 2 percent involved partners and another 2 percent involved multiple partners.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

As legal threats rise, this new report aims to guide ethical hackers

10 Duben, 2018 - 11:20
LinuxSecurity.com: Security researchers, ethical hackers, and bug hunters spend their days trying to make the world safer and more secure. And yet the US legal system makes it almost impossible for them to do their jobs, thanks to flimsy interpretations of long, outdated laws.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Cyber-Criminals Could Earn CEO-Level Salary: Report

10 Duben, 2018 - 11:15
LinuxSecurity.com: High-earning cyber-criminals make as much as $2m per year, almost as much as the average FTSE CEO, a new study from Bromium has claimed.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

What are the advantages of open source software?

9 Duben, 2018 - 11:28
LinuxSecurity.com: Open source software attracts an ever-growing list of advocates. It can save organisations a lot of money while still providing a superior service to that available from proprietary vendors.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Red Hat looks beyond Linux

9 Duben, 2018 - 11:20
LinuxSecurity.com: The Red Hat Linux distribution is turning 25 years old this week. What started as one of the earliest Linux distributions is now the most successful open-source company, and its success was a catalyst for others to follow its model.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

The Linux Foundation launches a deep learning foundation

8 Duben, 2018 - 11:40
LinuxSecurity.com: Despite its name, the Linux Foundation has long been about more than just Linux. These days, it's a foundation that provides support to other open source foundations and projects like Cloud Foundry, the Automotive Grade Linux initiative and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Today, the Linux Foundation is adding yet another foundation to its stable: the LF Deep Learning Foundation.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Why Linux is better than Windows or macOS for security

7 Duben, 2018 - 11:18
LinuxSecurity.com: Enterprises invest a lot of time, effort and money in keeping their systems secure. The most security-conscious might have a security operations center. They of course use firewalls and antivirus tools. They probably spend a lot of time monitoring their networks, looking for telltale anomalies that could indicate a breach. What with IDS, SIEM and NGFWs, they deploy a veritable alphabet of defenses.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Surprise: We're getting better at cybersecurity

7 Duben, 2018 - 11:11
LinuxSecurity.com: Organizations are closing the skills and preparedness gap between hackers and themselves, improving a picture that's all too often painted as grim. That means we - at least those of us in the Western Hemisphere - are getting pretty good at cybersecurity, according to the latest numbers from one of the largest cybersecurity firms.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Lawmakers press Linux on security of open-source software

6 Duben, 2018 - 15:48
LinuxSecurity.com: Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are pressing the nonprofit Linux Foundation on how the tech community can better mitigate vulnerabilities in open-source software.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Engineering Group and Open Source Initiative Partner for Enhanced Leadership in Open Source

6 Duben, 2018 - 12:05
LinuxSecurity.com: Engineering Group, the global IT player and Italian leader in digital transformation, announced their continued sponsorship of the Open Source Initiative (OSI). The OSI is internationally recognized as the stewards of open source software, working to promote and protect open source projects, development and communities.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

OPEN SOURCE WON. SO, NOW WHAT?

6 Duben, 2018 - 11:46
LinuxSecurity.com: The government is now a little more open. This week, the White House released its first official federal source code policy, detailing a pilot program that requires government agencies to release 20 percent of any new code they commission as open source software, meaning the code will be available for anyone to examine, modify, and reuse in their own projects.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Email Fraud is a Top Business Risk for 2018

5 Duben, 2018 - 11:10
LinuxSecurity.com: Email fraud is a top risk for 2018, resulting in employee termination. More than 77% of businesses expect they will fall victim to email fraud in the next 12 months, and only 40% have full visability into email threats.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Iran 'the New China' as a Pervasive Nation-State Hacking Threat

5 Duben, 2018 - 11:04
LinuxSecurity.com: Of the four new advanced persistent threat (APT) groups christened by FireEye last year, three were out of Iran. Mandiant, the incident response services arm of FireEye, witnessed a major increase in nation-state hacking activity by Iranian attackers in 2017, especially on the cyber espionage side of things. Iranian groups now are maintaining and keeping a foothold in victim organizations for months and sometimes years, demonstrating their sophistication, according to Mandiant's newly published M Trends Report on its incident investigations in 2017.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

White House Lags Far Behind on Email Security Benchmark

4 Duben, 2018 - 17:42
LinuxSecurity.com: More than 95 percent of White House email domains lack a security feature that prevents them from being used in massive phishing attacks, according to a Wednesday report from a cybersecurity industry group.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

No, Panera Bread Doesn't Take Security Seriously

4 Duben, 2018 - 17:30
LinuxSecurity.com: In August 2017, I reported a vulnerability to Panera Bread that allowed the full name, home address, email address, food/dietary preferences, username, phone number, birthday and last four digits of a saved credit card to be accessed in bulk for any user that had ever signed up for an account. This includes my own personal data! Despite an explicit acknowledgement of the issue and a promise to fix it, Panera Bread sat on the vulnerability and, as far as I can tell, did nothing about it for eight months. When Brian Krebs publicly broke the news, other news outlets emphasized the usual "We take your security very seriously, security is a top priority for us" prepared statement from Panera Bread. Worse still, the vulnerability was not fixed at all - which means the company either misrepresented its actual security posture to the media to save face or was not competent enough to determine this fact for themselves. This post establishes a canonical timeline so subsequent reporting doesn't get confused.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Facebook Expands Bug Bounty Amid Spiraling Privacy Scandal

3 Duben, 2018 - 12:16
LinuxSecurity.com: Amid a data privacy scandal that has blown up worldwide, Facebook has decided to make a few changes to "review developers' actions for evidence of misuse, implement additional measures to protect data, and give people more control of their information."
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Saks, Lord & Taylor Payment Card Breach Affects 5 Million

3 Duben, 2018 - 12:15
LinuxSecurity.com: Luxury department store behemoth Saks Fifth Avenue and sister stores Saks OFF 5TH and Lord & Taylor have become the latest retail victim of a data breach. The incident impacts 5 million payment cards that were used at stores in North America, from May 2017 to March 2018.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

GoScanSSH Malware Avoids US Military, South Korea Targets

3 Duben, 2018 - 12:11
LinuxSecurity.com: A new strain of malware that targets vulnerable Linux-based systems is loose in the wild, with an interesting habit of avoiding government and military networks.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security