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Threats & Defense – The Week’s Best News – 2019.10.21

A Review of the Best News of the Week on Cyber Threats & Defense Avast breached by hackers who wanted to compromise CCleaner again (Help Net Security, Oct 21 2019) Czech security software maker Avast has suffered another malicious intrusion into their networks, but the attackers didn’t accomplish what they

15 Bullet Friday – The Best Security News of the Week – 2019.10.18

The Top 15 Security Posts – Vetted & Curated *Threats & Defense* 1. Attackers exploit an iTunes zeroday to install ransomware (Ars Technica, Oct 10 2019) Apple patches actively exploited flaw that let ransomware crooks evade AV protection. 2. McAfee, IBM join forces for global open source cybersecurity initiative (Tech

CISO View – The Week’s Best News – 2019.10.18

A Review of the Best News of the Week on Cybersecurity Management & Strategy U.S. carried out secret cyber strike on Iran in wake of Saudi oil attack: officials (Reuters, Oct 16 2019) The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept.

Identity Mgt & Web Fraud – The Week’s Best News – 2019.10.17

A Review of the Best News of the Week on Identity Management & Web Fraud Wi-Fi Hotspot Tracking – Schneier on Security (Schneier on Security, Oct 15 2019) Free Wi-Fi hotspots can track your location, even if you don’t connect to them. This is because your phone or computer broadcasts

AI, IoT, & Mobile Security – The Week’s Best News – 2019.10.15

A Review of the Best News of the Week on AI, IoT, & Mobile Security A hacker’s paradise? 5G and cyber security (Financial Times, Oct 14 2019) The problem is unlikely to be the security of 5G technology itself. Despite researchers uncovering apparent flaws in 5G’s security — such as

Threats & Defense – The Week’s Best News – 2019.10.14

A Review of the Best News of the Week on Cyber Threats & Defense Attackers exploit an iTunes zeroday to install ransomware (Ars Technica, Oct 10 2019) Apple patches actively exploited flaw that let ransomware crooks evade AV protection. McAfee, IBM join forces for global open source cybersecurity initiative (Tech

15 Bullet Friday – The Best Security News of the Week – 2019.10.11

The Top 15 Security Posts – Vetted & Curated *Threats & Defense* 1. Iranian Hackers Targeted Presidential Campaign, Microsoft Says (The New York Times, Oct 04 2019) Microsoft said in a security report Friday that journalists and other government officials were also targeted. It did not name the campaign. 2.

CISO View – The Week’s Best News – 2019.10.11

A Review of the Best News of the Week on Cybersecurity Management & Strategy The Same Old Encryption Debate Has a New Target: Facebook (Wired, Oct 03 2019) Attorney general William Barr seems eager to reignite the encryption wars, starting with the social media giant. Russian Secret Weapon Against U.S.