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NSA urges orgs to use memory-safe programming languages

11 Listopad, 2022 - 12:35
C/C++ on the bench, as US snoop HQ puts its trust in Rust, C#, Go, Java, Ruby, Swift

The NSA has released guidance encouraging organizations to shift programming languages from the likes of C and C++ to memory-safe alternatives – namely C#, Rust, Go, Java, Ruby or Swift.…

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Europe calls for joint cyber defense to ward off Russia

11 Listopad, 2022 - 08:34
EC veep: 'Cyber is the new domain in warfare'

The European Commission on Thursday proposed a cyber defense policy in response to Europe's "deteriorating security environment" since Russia illegally invaded Ukraine earlier this year.…

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Australia blames Russia for harboring health insurance hackers

11 Listopad, 2022 - 06:30
Crims accessed 10 million customer records and are releasing intimate medical details

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has pointed to Russia as the location of the attackers who breached local health insurer Medibank, accessed almost ten million customer records, and in recent days dumped some customer data onto the dark web.…

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Instagram star gets 11 years for $300m email scam plot

10 Listopad, 2022 - 21:46
Hushpuppi swaps private jet, Dubai penthouse for prison duds and $1.7m to victims

An international cyber-scammer and Instagram star who plotted to launder more than $300 million over the course of 18 months was this week jailed – and he must pay back more than $1.7 million to his victims. …

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Husband and wife nuclear warship 'spy' team get 20 years each

10 Listopad, 2022 - 18:14
The Toebbes tried selling US Navy secrets, but handed them right to the FBI

A woman and her husband, who both copped to trying to sell nuclear warship secrets to a foreign government, have been sentenced to prison, with each set to spend around two decades behind bars.…

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Twitter CISO flies the coop

10 Listopad, 2022 - 17:34
As social media giant grapples with Musk takeover, a safe pair of hands reaches for the door

Troubled social media giant Twitter has lost the services of its chief information security officer to cap off another chaotic week following its acquisition by Elon Musk.…

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A roadmap to better cyber security training

10 Listopad, 2022 - 10:00
SANS courses show you what’s useful and NICE

Sponsored Post  It's a common problem when it comes to finding a new job or landing that all important promotion. You need to upgrade your CV to show some knowledge and experience of systems, tools and frameworks that your current role doesn't require but the next step up the ladder does. But how do you learn what you need if you're current role focuses on a different set of priorities, or even know what areas of speciality different organisations prize most highly in the first place?…

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Windows breaks under upgraded IceXLoader malware

10 Listopad, 2022 - 05:46
We're the malware of Nim!

A malware loader deemed in June to be a "work in progress" is now fully functional and infecting thousands of Windows corporate and home PCs.…

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Wells Fargo, Zelle slammed by Liz Warren over rampant online banking fraud

9 Listopad, 2022 - 22:15
Customers 'more than twice' as likely to be hit by scams, says Dem Senator

Wells Fargo customers who use Zelle to send and request payments suffer more than twice the rate of fraud and other online scams as people using other big banks, according to US Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).…

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VMware warns of three critical holes in remote-control tool

9 Listopad, 2022 - 02:16
Anyone can pretend to be your Windows IT support and take command of staff devices

VMware has revealed a terrible trio of critical-rated flaws in Workspace ONE Assist for Windows – a product used by IT and help desk staff to remotely take over and manage employees' devices.…

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Microsoft squashes six security bugs already exploited in the wild

9 Listopad, 2022 - 01:18
Plus: Fixes from Intel, AMD, Citrix and more

Patch Tuesday  November's Patch Tuesday also falls on election day in the US, so let's hope that democracy fares better than Microsoft, which reported six of today's bugs are already being exploited in the wild by miscreants.…

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Swiss Re wants government bail out as cybercrime insurance costs spike

8 Listopad, 2022 - 21:30
Giant forecasts premiums rising to $23b by 2025

As insurance companies struggle to stay afloat amid rising cyber claims, Swiss Re has recommended a public-private partnership insurance scheme with one option being a government-backed fund to help fill the coverage gap.…

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Robin Banks crooks back at the table with fresh phish from Russia

8 Listopad, 2022 - 18:45
Phishing-as-a-service group's toolset now includes ways to get around MFA

Robin Banks, the phishing-as-a-service (PHaaS) platform that was kicked off Cloudflare for malicious activity, is back in action with a Russian service provider and new tools to make it easier to bypass security measures.…

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Experian, T-Mobile US settle data spills for mere $16m

8 Listopad, 2022 - 18:00
Two breaches: one in 2012, another in 2015 – saw 18m folks' records stolen

Experian and T-Mobile US have reached separate settlements with 40 states in America following a pair of data security breaches in 2012 and 2015. The settlement will net authorities $16 million, along with assurances it won't happen again.…

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Is stopping ransomware Mission Impossible?

8 Listopad, 2022 - 13:28
Not when pre-activity is exposed, says Red Canary

Webinar  In April this year the Costa Rican Government declared a national emergency because of a ransomware attack that brought the Ministry of Finance to the edge, and bludgeoned private as well as public import/export services. In May a second attack decapitated its national healthcare service.…

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FBI: Russian hacktivists achieve only 'limited' DDoS success

8 Listopad, 2022 - 03:31
OK, so you've got a botnet. That don't impress me much

Pro-Russia hacktivists' recent spate of network-flooding bot traffic aimed at US critical infrastructure targets, while annoying, have had "limited success," according to the FBI.…

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Feds find Silk Road thief's $1b+ Bitcoin stash in popcorn tin, hidden safe

7 Listopad, 2022 - 23:28
Uncle Sam follows the money ... all the way to a single-board computer

A crook who stole more than 50,000 Bitcoins from the dark web souk Silk Road in 2012 has pleaded guilty and lost the lot, with a stretch behind bars likely ahead of him. …

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All the US midterm-related lies to expect when you're electing

7 Listopad, 2022 - 22:30
Don't like the results? The election must have been rigged

Misinformation related to tomorrow's US midterm elections hasn't slowed, according to security researchers. …

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Microsoft hits the switch on password-free smartphone authentication

7 Listopad, 2022 - 18:30
No more MF phish on this MFA cellphone as Azure AD CBA + YubiKey hits preview

Microsoft is rolling out another way for smartphone and tablet users to protect themselves from phishing attacks as post-pandemic hybrid work pulls more and more workers under bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies.…

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Oh, look: More malware in the Google Play store

7 Listopad, 2022 - 16:30
Also, US media hit with JavaScript supply chain attack, while half of govt employees use out-of-date mobile OSes

in brief  A quartet of malware-laden Android apps from a single developer have been caught with malicious code more than once, yet the infected apps remain on Google Play and have collectively been downloaded more than one million times. …

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