Tagged: Security

Google releases, new security tools to help improve online security

Management of one’s personal devices, applications and security settings for everyone in a large organization can become an overwhelming task and time consuming.  Google has released something that can make IT manager’s  breath a bit easier.  Their announcement today of a new set of security tools to help Google Apps users take back control of their security online.

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Trend Micro predicts Targeted Attacks on the Rise worldwide

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Trend Micro Incorporated, has released its annual security predictions report, “Trend Micro Security Predictions for 2015 and Beyond: The Invisible Becomes Visible,” and the company’s threat defense experts are highlighting the report’s forecast that targeted attacks will become rampant from more countries as hackers from the usual suspects have found success targeting victims around the world. Additionally, the report breaks downs seven other cybersecurity threat predictions for 2015 including banks and payment systems.
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Car Hacking Is Real and We Need To Prepare

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Getting hacked, whether on a desktop or smartphone, pretty much sucks. In a way, your entire digital life is an open book and even the control of your devices can be wrenched away from you. But imagine it’s not a smartphone getting ripped from your hands but rather your car’s steering wheel.   (more…)

Researcher Details USB-Based Attack That Circumvents All Known Protective Security Measures

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Security research Karsten Nohl of Berlin’s SR Labs has revealed a flaw in USB devices that potentially allows hackers to evade all known security measures used by a computer. In a report by Wired, Nohl says his BadUSB exploit is “almost like a magic trick” because “you cannot tell where the virus came from.”
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Microsoft releases security update for Internet Explorer, including for Windows XP customers

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UPDATE: To story we covered earlier.
Microsoft is releasing a security update for Internet Explorer that closes a gap that allowed attackers to take complete control of a computer. It also issued the update to Windows XP users, despite dropping support for the older operating system last month.  (more…)