How Isolation Could Prevent the Next WannaCry

Last month, Microsoft issued 79 patches and among these patches was one for an old Windows XP operating system, which was officially abandoned by Microsoft 5 years ago. The last time Microsoft ...

NSA sounds the alarm on BlueKeep: Windows vulnerability opens the door for the next WannaCry

It’s been just over two years since WannaCry, the ransomware that exploited the EternalBlue vulnerability to infect hundreds of thousands of computers around the world and inflict an estimated $8B in damages ...
The UK Government Huawei Dilemma and the Brexit Factor

The UK Government Huawei Dilemma and the Brexit Factor

In the last couple of days, Google announced it will be putting restrictions on Huawei’s access to its Android operating system, massively threatening Huawei's smartphone market. Meanwhile, UK based chip designer ARM ...
Computer Infected with 6 High-Profile Viruses Surpasses $1M in Auction

Computer Infected with 6 High-Profile Viruses Surpasses $1M in Auction

A Windows laptop infected with six high-profile computer viruses has surpassed a value of one million dollars in public auction bids. For a project called “The Persistence of Chaos,” contemporary internet artist ...

Critical WhatsApp Vulnerability, Facial Recognition Ban, Wormable Flaw in Windows

This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for May 20th 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: A serious spyware vulnerability in WhatsApp, San Francisco bans facial recognition, and ...

WhatsApp, Microsoft and Intel Chip Vulnerabilities

Quickly applying software updates (patching) to mitigate security vulnerabilities is a cornerstone of both a home and business security strategy. So it was interesting to see how the mainstream news media reported ...
Microsoft Patches ‘Wormable’ Flaw in Windows XP, 7 and Windows 2003

Microsoft Patches ‘Wormable’ Flaw in Windows XP, 7 and Windows 2003

Microsoft today is taking the unusual step of releasing security updates for unsupported but still widely-used Windows operating systems like XP and Windows 2003, citing the discovery of a "wormable" flaw that ...
Cyber Security Roundup for April 2019

Cyber Security Roundup for April 2019

The UK government controversially gave a green light to Huawei get involved with the building of the UK's 5G networks, although the Chinese tech giant role will be limited to non-sensitive areas ...
Triton, BlackEnergy, WannaCry – Has Your Behavior Changed?

Triton, BlackEnergy, WannaCry – Has Your Behavior Changed?

Hopefully the title of this blog has gotten your attention. In one of my prior blogs, ICS Cybersecurity: Visibility, Protective Controls, Continuous Monitoring – Wash, Rinse, Repeat, we talked about how the ...
Star WannaCry victim NHS to ban fax machines by 2020

Star WannaCry victim NHS to ban fax machines by 2020

The UK’s National Health Service, one of the highest-profile victims of last year’s devastating WannaCry ransomware attack, has pledged to phase out fax machines from its trusts by 2020. NHS made headlines ...
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