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Content posted in September 2018
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Attackers Snoop on MikroTik Router Traffic
Larry Loeb  |  9/6/2018  | 
Researchers at Qihoo 360 Netlab report that unknown attackers have eavesdropped on the traffic of thousands of MikroTik routers.
7 Ways Blockchain is Being Used for Security
Slideshows  |  9/5/2018  | 
Blockchain is being used as a security tool. If you haven't thought about adopting it, you might want to reconsider your take.
PowerPool Malware Uses Windows Zero-Day Posted on Twitter
News  |  9/5/2018  | 
Researchers detected the vulnerability in an attack campaign two days after it was posted on social media.
Silence Group Quietly Emerges as New Threat to Banks
News  |  9/5/2018  | 
Though only two members strong, hackers pose a credible threat to banks in Russia and multiple countries.
The Weakest Security Links in the (Block)Chain
Commentary  |  9/5/2018  | 
Despite the technology's promise to transform how business is done, there are significant limitations and potential risks at the intersection of the digital and physical worlds.
NIST Releases Draft on BGP Security
Quick Hits  |  9/5/2018  | 
Paper describes a technique to protect the Internet from Border Gateway Protocol route hijacking attacks.
Google Issues Chrome Updates for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android
Quick Hits  |  9/5/2018  | 
Chrome 69 for the desktop platforms, as well as Chrome for Android 69, will be available over the next few weeks.
Thoughts on the Latest Apache Struts Vulnerability
Commentary  |  9/5/2018  | 
CVE-2018-11776 operates at a far deeper level within the code than all prior Struts vulnerabilities. This requires a greater understanding of the Struts code itself as well as the various libraries used by Struts.
Leaders & Employees Confess Cybersecurity Mistakes – Switchfast Report
Larry Loeb  |  9/5/2018  | 
Leaders of small and midsized business are making common cybersecurity goofs and failing to model the right behaviors.
Android Spyware BusyGasper: Small With Unusual Capabilities
Jeffrey Burt  |  9/5/2018  | 
Kaspersky researchers said the malware is not sophisticated, but it comes packed with a broad array of interesting features and capabilities.
Attackers Employ Social Engineering to Distribute New Banking Trojan
News  |  9/4/2018  | 
CamuBot malware, which disguises itself as a required security module, is targeting business customers of major Brazilian banks.
Authentication Grows Up
News  |  9/4/2018  | 
Which forms of multi-factor authentication (MFA) are working, which are not, and where industry watchers think the market is headed.
Investor Sues AT&T for Cryptocurrency Theft Losses
Quick Hits  |  9/4/2018  | 
The victim of cybercurrency theft blames the carrier for failing its security obligations.
Mozilla Taps Former Google Exec as it Rethinks Privacy
Quick Hits  |  9/4/2018  | 
News of the recent hire closely follows Mozilla's decision to block trackers in its Firefox browser by default.
Lean, Mean & Agile Hacking Machine
Commentary  |  9/4/2018  | 
Hackers are thinking more like developers to evade detection and are becoming more precise in their targeting.
Get Ready for Realistic Attacks on the Internet of Things
Alan Zeichick  |  9/4/2018  | 
Good news: We haven't seen a widespread action against IoT devices. Bad news: IoT devices are shockingly vulnerable.
European Union Braces for Liability Shift for Data Breaches
News Analysis-Security Now  |  9/3/2018  | 
There are moves in the EU to introduce a change in liability for consumers who fall victim to data breaches, and other initiatives may follow. These would correct a longstanding cybersecurity moral hazard: that companies do not necessarily suffer directly from a data breach involving customer data.
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