A Tale Of Two Targets

ThreatConnect identifies Chinese targeting of two European drone and energy companies. Economic espionage or military intelligence? It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. While Russian advanced persistent threat (APT) activity against the US and other international organizations has dominated the headlines recently, Chinese APT actors have been active outside the limelight. In […]

Sierra Wireless AirLink Gateways Are Vulnerable To The Mirai DDoS Botnet

Following the news that Sierra Wireless AirLink Gateways are vulnerable to the Mirai DDoS botnet, of which source code has been made public, IT security experts from Corero Network Security and Tripwire commented below. Sean Newman, Director at Corero Network Security: “It’s kind of understandable that passwords protecting the majority of network enabled consumer devices get left […]

75 Million People Estimated Do Not Have Smartphone Passwords Set

According to a new report, tens of millions of people don’t have passcodes set on their Smartphones. The TransUnion® survey polled 1,263 consumers ages 18 and older about their experiences with and perceptions of cyber threats in anticipation of National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October. Despite increasing fear, nearly half of respondents don’t take common protective measures, […]

Bad Email Habits Die Hard

As much as we try to instill good email habits in the workplace, one slipup can lead to a security breach causing confidential information to get in the wrong hands. It’s one thing to email the wrong colleague a link to your favorite YouTube video, but it’s another thing to inadvertently share W-2 forms, company credit card information, or discover […]

Self-Checkout Skimmers Go Bluetooth

Brian Krebs has explained how an overlay skimmer equipped with Bluetooth technology allows thieves to snarf swiped card data and PINs wirelessly using nothing more than a mobile phone. Lamar Bailey, Sr. Director, Security R&D at Tripwire commented below. Lamar Bailey, Sr. Director, Security R&D at Tripwire: The idea of a Bluetooth skimmer is neat but it has Pros […]