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Four cyber security principles that withstand the test of time
Information security can be a noisy place. As a career security guy my experiences have given me a deep understanding of attackers & the enterprise.
Six practical steps you can take to avoid being hit by another WannaCry
You don’t hand the keys to the car, the liquor cabinet & the gun rack to a 16 year old. If all users have blanket local admin access it's just as bad.
Here's why WannaCry might be the tip of the iceberg
Much ink is still being expended trying to determine who was responsible for WannaCry and what their motives were. But there's a bigger lesson here.
Apple releases critical security updates for all products
If you put off installing the latest Apple security updates, now is the time to do it, according to Australian security watchdogs Stay Smart Online.
New Zealand Internet Task Force welcomes new CERT security team
The New Zealand Internet Task Force (NZITF) has welcomed New Zealand’s new Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) with open arms.
Strategy for cyber crime: own the routers, own the Internet
Mobile devices & smart TVs controlled by cyber criminals make scary headlines. There's something scarier – the possibility that routers can be owned.
Ransomware was 2016's hottest ticket as attacks spiked to whopping 752%
Ransomware has seen a 752% increase in use over 2016, resulting in $1 billion in losses for enterprises worldwide.
WordPress releases 4.7.3 update to address major security issues
WordPress is encouraging all users to upgrade to its new 4.7.3 version, saying that users of older versions may still be susceptible to cyber attacks.
Trustwave exposes backdoor in DblTek devices; vendor issues poor patch & goes silent
DblTek left vulnerabilities in its IoT devices, tried to hide the vulnerability, issued shoddy patches and cut off all contact with Trustwave.
The stats are in: Japanese PC users at risk of attack through old and unpatched software
The average private user has 63 programs on their PC from 21 different vendors. 7% of those are at the end of their life, meaning they're not patched.
Australia’s vulnerabilities unmasked as survey reveals top unpatched & old programs
The average private user has 77 programs on their PC and 7.1% of those are at the end of their life (EOL) and no longer patched by the vendor.
Ransomware exploit kits pose huge risk for unpatched organisations
Ransomware exploit kits are making it easier for attackers to target enterprises, because they're so simple to enact, Trend Micro warns.
How a Microsoft Edge hole spread 'malvertising' & stayed off the radar
Proofpoint and Trend Micro have discovered a large-scale 'malvertising' campaign through Microsoft Edge, enacted by threat actors known as AdGholas.
Kaspersky Labs offers $50,000 'bug bounty' to security researchers
Security researchers Kaspersky Lab & bug bounty platform Hacker One are co-launching a Bug Bounty Program that offers $50,000 to security researchers.
Asustor combats security vulnerabilities with latest upgrades
Asustor has just released ADM 2.6.3 in response to the many security vulnerabilities affecting users.
Oracle fixes Java problems
The company has been under fire over the past week after a report by the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), who issued a warning about the software.