New Mirai Variant Targets Enterprise Linux Servers For Powerful Potential DDoS Attacks

In response to findings that a new Mirai variant is targeting x86 Linux servers running Hadoop YARN (Yet Another Resource Negotiator) rather than IoT devices, a cybersecurity expert with Corero offers insight. Sean Newman, Director Product Management at Corero Network Security: “Although smaller damaging attacks are happening all the time, we haven’t seen a significant sized DDoS attack […]

2019 Security Predictions

Jon Fielding, Managing Director, EMEA at Apricorn: “Whatever the future holds in term of new and advancing technologies, the questions we need to answer are the same: what are the security implications, and how do we manage them? Everyone has a view on this, but the overarching response should always be to revert to basic security […]

Germany Pushing Ahead To Set Security Guidelines For Routers

The German government has revealed plans to issue guidelines and rules for securing Small Office and Home Office (SOHO) routers. Published by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), the rules have been put together with input from router vendors, German telecoms, and the German hardware community. Once approved, router manufacturers don’t have to abide by these […]

Krebs Warning To Shoppers About Misleading “Green Padlock” On eCommerce Websites

Krebs on Security reported today that Half of all Phishing Sites Now Have the Padlock and warned: “Maybe you were once advised to “look for the padlock” as a means of telling legitimate e-commerce sites from phishing or malware traps. Unfortunately, this has never been more useless advice. New research indicates that half of all phishing scams […]