October 03, 2014
Banks are supposed to be among the most secure places on earth, guarded against physical attacks and cyber intrusions by extensive security measures.
But after JPMorgan Chase, the country's largest bank, said this week that more than 80 million customers were affected by a breach of its computer system, security experts warn that Wall Street remains vulnerable to cyberattacks and other industries may be even worse off. The JPMorgan attack affected significantly more people than many expe...
September 25, 2014
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Right now, security professionals are scrambling to fix a security flaw some are calling Shellshock. It's a major vulnerability related to Bash, a computer program that's installed on millions of computers around the world. There's been a lot of confusion in mainstrea...
September 24, 2014
From Bloomberg.com. Valt.X would be a great choice to use in these decoy computers!
If you build it, they will come. And attack.
Earlier this year, I was brainstorming with Greg Martin, the founder and chief technical officer of ThreatStream, a Google Ventures-backed security startup, about finding a way to show the global nature of attacks against industrial-control systems used in electrical grids, water systems and manufacturing plants. For obvious reasons, attacks against critical ...
September 15, 2014
Botnets are exactly the sort of protection Valt.x provides to computer systems. With Valt.X the system won't get infected and cannot serve in a botnet attack. Protect yourself by installing Valt.X today.
This post from TechNewsWorld serves as a reminder how easy it is to string together an attack, this on directed at iTunes users...
Hot on the heels of hackers stealing celebrities' nude photos from their iCloud accounts and posting them on the Web comes news that iCloud users are being...
September 11, 2014
Like so many stories in the world of digital security, this one began with simple human carelessness. In 2006, a senior official in the Syrian government brought his computer with him on a visit to London. One day, he stepped out of the hotel and left the laptop behind. While he was out, agents from Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, snuck into his room and installed a Trojan horse onto the machine, which allowed them to monitor any communications.
For the Syria...
September 11, 2014
With each successive data breach scare that’s hit corporate America in recent weeks, from JPMorgan Chase & Co. to Apple Inc. and then Home Depot Inc., the shares of an Israeli cyber-security giant have bounced higher.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (CHKP), the world’s second-largest network security company, reached a 13-year high of $71.99 on Sept. 5 as investors anticipated the spate of cyber-attacks will fuel demand for its services. The stock climbed 1.4 percent last week, ...
September 02, 2014
Published 27 August 2014
From The Department of Homeland Security NewsWire
Cyberattacks loom as an increasingly dire threat to privacy, national security, and the global economy, and the best way to blunt their impact may be a public-private partnership between government and business, researchers say. The time to act is now, however, rather than in the wake of a crisis, says an expert in law and technology. The expert says that an information-sharing framework is neces...
September 01, 2014
Routers manufactured and sold by Chinese security vendor have a hard-coded password that leaves users with a wide-open backdoor that could easily be exploited by attackers to monitor the Internet traffic.
The routers are sold under the brand name Netcore in China, and Netis in other parts of the world, including South Korea, Taiwan, Israel and United States.
According to Trend Micro, the backdoor — a semi-secret way to access the device — allows cybercriminals the possibility to byp...
August 25, 2014
Sony's PlayStation network has been shut down after cyber-attackers overloaded it in what's known as a distributed denial of service attack.
In a blog post Sony said that no personal information had been accessed.
On Sunday an American Airlines flight carrying a senior Sony executive was also diverted following a bomb scare.
The group claiming responsibility for closing down the network also tweeted suggesting there was a security threat to the flight.
'Fixing the issue'
In a blog Sony...
August 24, 2014
Cybersecurity leapt onto the list of the top five concerns for U.S. electric utilities this year, yet fewer than a third say they’re prepared to meet the growing threat of an attack, according to a new survey. “The industry is paying attention and actively seeking ways to bolster security practices to limit power system vulnerability,” says an annual report from the consulting, construction and engineering firm Black & Veatch titled "2014 Strategic Directions: U.S. Electric Industry." “We...