Confronting Security Issues in Today’s Mobile Workforce

Mobile allows users to work from anywhere at any time, but the extended office demands modern approaches to extended security Whether it’s the local library of the nearest Starbucks, most open-door establishments provide public Wi-Fi access to their patrons. Some users are merely shopping online or creeping their social networks; others are conducting work-related transactions...
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Police Shut Down Largest DDoS-for-Hire Marketplace

A large marketplace that allowed users to rent distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) infrastructure from hackers has been shut down following a global law enforcement operation led by police agencies from the Netherlands and the UK. Known as webstresser.org, the marketplace had 136,000 registered users and was responsible for around 4 million attacks to date, according to..
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Get Ready for Another Critical Drupal Patch Related to Drupalgeddon2

Developers of the popular Drupal content management system plan to release a critical out-of-band patch April 25 that’s related to the actively exploited Drupalgeddon2 vulnerability fixed late last month. “There will be a security release of Drupal 7.x, 8.4.x, and 8.5.x on April 25th, 2018 between 16:00 – 18:00 UTC,” the Drupal developers said in..
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Routers Prove to Be an Easy Target for Russian Hackers

You may unknowingly be part of a Russian hacking campaign. No, I’m not talking about election tampering; this is a different, but ongoing, tactic. Hackers are targeting the types of routers and firewalls, including those used in homes and small businesses. The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) released an unusual joint warning with the..
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Internet Explorer Zero-Day Exploit Reportedly Exploited in Targeted Attacks

Researchers from Chinese internet security firm Qihoo 360 have uncovered a sophisticated targeted attack which, according to them, exploits an unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser. The company made the announcement in a short Twitter message and said that it shared technical details about the flaw with Microsoft. A bit more information about the..
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Security Boulevard’s 5 Most Read Stories for the Week, April 16-20

A new week, a new crop of security stories. Last week, sophisticated attackers, desktop security, healthcare data breaches and data security in GDPR made headlines, as well as Multi-Factor Authentication featured in the our latest cartoon series called, “Shimmytoons.” Missed out on any of the news? Here are the five most-read stories on Security Boulevard to help you out.
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Barracuda Networks Rethinks Cybersecurity Training for Users

Barracuda Networks, following its acquisition of PhishLine, wants to encourage companies to take a more positive approach to cybersecurity training, helping users how to better recognize spear-phishing attempts along with other forms of cyberattacks that rely on social engineering to trick them into giving up their credentials. A series of Barracuda PhishLine Levelized Programs is..
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Oracle Fixes Critical Vulnerabilities in Business Applications

Oracle has released a new quarterly critical patch update (CPU) for its product portfolio, fixing 254 vulnerabilities across 20 product families. More than two-thirds of those flaws are located in business-critical applications and 42 are rated critical. According to security firm Onapsis, the business applications with critical vulnerabilities include Communications Applications, Financial Services, Fusion Middleware,..
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Mobile Surveillance Malware Found on Google Play

Researchers have found sophisticated Android mobile surveillance programs created by cyberespionage groups on Google’s official Play store. Such malware is generally distributed in targeted attacks by tricking victims into downloading and installing trojanized apps from third-party sources, but the ability of attackers to host them on Google Play makes them much more dangerous. Multiple malicious..
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