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A China-linked cyberespionage group has been observed using self-replicating malware on USB drives to infect targets. [Read More]
Google researchers call attention to the ongoing “patch-gap” problem, warning that downstream vendors continue to be tardy at delivering security fixes to Android-powered devices. [Read More]
Security researchers at Proofpoint call attention to the discovery of a commercial red-teaming attack tool called Nighthawk, warning that the command-and-control framework is likely to be abused by threat actors. [Read More]
The Aurora botnet/information stealer is seeing increasing adoption among cybercriminals as it continues to evade detection. [Read More]
Microsoft has observed a threat actor tracked as DEV-0569 updating its delivery methods and distributing the Royal ransomware. [Read More]
A critical vulnerability affecting Omron products has been exploited by a sophisticated piece of malware designed to target industrial control systems (ICS). [Read More]
The cybersecurity powerhouse plans to spend $195 million in cash to acquire Israeli application security startup Cider Security. [Read More]
A threat actor has infected hundreds of victims in an ongoing supply chain attack relying on malicious Python packages. [Read More]
According to a joint CISA/FBI advisory, Iranian government-sponsored hackers hit at least one Federal Civilian Executive Branch (FCEB) organization with an exploit for a Log4j vulnerability in an unpatched VMware Horizon server. [Read More]
Investors pour $65 million into an early-stage Israeli startup building technology to help businesses manage secrets like credentials, certificates and keys. [Read More]

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Marc Solomon's picture
Today’s email-based attacks don’t occur at a single point in time and use multiple methods to evade detection. To bolster protection, organizations may turn to a set of disparate products that don’t – and can’t – work together.
Torsten George's picture
To limit the risk of having drive-by malware attacks planted on their websites, organizations should monitor the payload of their different Internet properties, which for larger organizations can easily become a huge undertaking.
Marc Solomon's picture
Malvertising underscores the need for an approach to security that addresses the full attack continuum. With ongoing visibility and control, and intelligent and continuous updates, security professionals can take action to stop the inevitable outbreak.
Aviv Raff's picture
Just as offices need to detect break-ins to keep criminals from committing industrial espionage, enterprises need to put more focus on detecting APTs and other advanced threats to keep adversaries from their network.
Michael Callahan's picture
While obscuring website code, server architecture, and security mechanisms doesn’t provide bullet-proof security on its own, it is actually pretty effective.
Wade Williamson's picture
Even with the basics covered, we also have to be on the lookout for unknown threats and anomalies in our networks that can be an indicator of compromise.
Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
Was the Mayan Apocalypse was a myth? Since I am a security geek, I just happen to talk about security a lot. What are some security myths I have heard in my conversations with some very bright people?
Andrew Jaquith's picture
As with most stories Mac-related, the malware-is-finally-coming story attracted a lot of press. But the desktop Mac OS might not be attractive to attackers as you might think.
Ram Mohan's picture
We still don't know who created Conficker or what that person’s motivations were. What we do know: Conficker could have proved much more damaging than it ultimately did, but the threat has not entirely disappeared.
Mike Lennon's picture
Enjoy this selection of top picks for 2010, listed in no particular order. Happy New Year!