Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Insight From Seasoned Experts

BACKGROUND: October officially marks National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. While an annual reminder for organizations to pay attention to their security posture and the wider cyber landscape, this year in particular has been a constant battle against advisories taking advantage of the unique environment as companies continue to adjust to working in a pandemic.  While potentially […]

Comment: New Mobile Malware, Tanglebot, Discovered

BACKGROUND: It has been reported that security researchers from Proofpoint company Cloudmark have discovered a new piece of mobile malware strain spread via SMS that cybercriminals are using to target users across the US and Canada with Covid-19 lures. The malware has been dubbed TangleBot because of its many levels of obfuscation and how it is able to control […]

Why Women And BAME Groups Most Likely To Be Hacked, Expert Insight

BACKGROUND: Women and people who are BAME (black and minority ethnic) are disproportionately likely to be the victim of cybercrime, and are more likely to financially suffer as a result, finds new research from Malwarebyes. Why? One reason is that the modern technologies designed to identify, verify and therefore protect us all are naturally biased.

Expert Commentary: Millions Of Windows 10 PCs Exposed By Nasty Security Vulnerability

Operation PawnStorm uses Java vulnerability

BACKGROUND: Security researchers have found a flaw in Microsoft’s implementation of the Microsoft Windows Platform Binary Table (WPBT) mechanism, which can be exploited to compromise computers running Windows 8 and Windows 10 operating systems. Microsoft describes WPBT as a fixed firmware Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) table that was introduced with Windows 8 to enable OEMs and vendors […]