Threat Research

Ransomware strain Troldesh spikes again – Avast tracks new attacks

Avast software has blocked more than 100,000 attacks by the ransomware strain this year, and recently shows the highest prevalence of it since January

25 June 2019 min read
Viewpoints

The Eight Essentials of Secure Computing

perex__ Beginning with a secure browser and ending with a healthy paranoia, here are the essentials of staying safe online

Beginning with a secure browser and ending with a healthy paranoia, here are the essentials of staying safe online

24 June 2019 min read
Security News

Small Florida city pays ransomware hackers $600,000

perex__ Riviera Beach officials felt they had no choice but to pay a huge ransom to recover data – many experts disagree

Riviera Beach officials felt they had no choice but to pay a huge ransom to recover data – many experts disagree

22 June 2019 min read
Security News

Facebook’s cryptocurrency plans set off alarms

perex__ Also, researchers find open online database of 150,000 user responses to questionnaires about medical malpractice and military combat injuries

Also, researchers find open online database of 150,000 user responses to questionnaires about medical malpractice and military combat injuries

21 June 2019 min read
Threat Research

We scanned the world of IoT – it’s not what you think it is

perex__ {value=Stanford and Avast researchers analyzed user-initiated scans of 83 million IoT devices in 16 million homes and found three big truths you don’t often hear about }

Stanford and Avast researchers analyzed user-initiated scans of 83 million IoT devices in 16 million homes and found three big truths you don’t often hear about

21 June 2019 min read
Tips & Advice

New report shows how mobile carriers can help protect families with parental controls

perex__ {value=Carriers who offer value-added security services are expected to share a global revenue stream of $2B by 2023.}

Carriers who offer value-added security services are expected to share a global revenue stream of $2B by 2023.

20 June 2019 min read

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What is BlueKeep and why should I care?

perex__ The Microsoft vulnerability could become the next runaway cyberthreat, like 2017’s WannaCry

The Microsoft vulnerability could become the next runaway cyberthreat, like 2017’s WannaCry

20 June 2019 min read
Viewpoints

Do you know the last time you were socially engineered?

perex__ The intensity of phishing campaigns endures, as threat actors manipulate human foibles to gain unauthorized access to homes and companies

The intensity of phishing campaigns endures, as threat actors manipulate human foibles to gain unauthorized access to homes and companies

19 June 2019 min read
Threat Research

The Internet of Thing: How a single coffee maker’s vulnerabilities symbolize a world of IoT risks

perex__ We hacked one coffee maker in all kinds of ways – even turning it into a ransomware tool and a gateway to a home network

We hacked one coffee maker in all kinds of ways – even turning it into a ransomware tool and a gateway to a home network

18 June 2019 min read
Threat Research

83 million IoT devices in 16 million homes scanned in largest study of its kind

perex__ North America has the highest IoT density of any region, with two-thirds of scanned homes possessing at least one device

North America has the highest IoT density of any region, with two-thirds of scanned homes possessing at least one device

18 June 2019 min read
Security News

Photos of travelers crossing U.S. border exposed in cyberattack

perex__ With growing use of biometrics at the border, are we leaving our personal data exposed to hacking?

With growing use of biometrics at the border, are we leaving our personal data exposed to hacking?

15 June 2019 min read
Security News

Evernote vulnerability puts data of 4.6M users at risk

perex__ Radiohead, the FBI, and a new threat called GoldBrute round out the cybersecurity news of the week

Radiohead, the FBI, and a new threat called GoldBrute round out the cybersecurity news of the week

14 June 2019 min read