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Cisco Fixes RCE Bug Rated 10 Out of 10 on Severity Scale[source: bleepingcomputer]

Cisco has released software patches that fix a major vulnerability affecting Cisco devices running Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software. Cisco ASA Software is the core operating system for the Cisco ASA Family, a class of security-centric networking devices that combine firewall, antivirus, intrusion prevention, and virtual private network (VPN) capabilities....

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Scientists Warn of Transduction Attacks on Sensors [source: bleepingcomputer]

Professors from universities in China and the US are warning about the impending danger of “transduction attacks” on sensors deployed with everyday devices. The term “transduction attack” has two meanings. First, the term “transducer” is another word for “sensor,” meaning a device that converts variations in a physical quantity, such...

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Authentication today: Moving beyond passwords [source: helpnetsecurity]

A new global study from IBM Security examining consumer perspectives around digital identity and authentication, found that people now prioritize security over convenience when logging into applications and devices. Authentication methods perceived as most secure (global perspective) Generational differences also emerged showing that younger adults are putting less care into traditional password hygiene,...

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Norway’s Data Breach: Lessons for the US Healthcare Industry[source: teramind]

One of Norway’s largest healthcare providers,Health South-East RHF (translated), has become the victim of a data breach that may have exposed sensitive data from half the country’s population. This amounts to about 2.5 million people. For comparison in the U.S. the Equifax data breach exposed around half the country’s sensitive data...

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Mobile point of sale gets a PCI security standard [source: theregister]

The advent of mobile point-of-sale (MPOS) systems has been a boon for consumers and retailers of modest means, but the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council’s security wonks worried that they can’t adhere to the strict hardware standards that merchants’ credit card merchant terminals. Hence the announcement [PDF] of a new standard...

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Researchers at NewSky Security say the hacker behind a Mirai malware variant called Satori, also known as Mirai Okiru, is the same hacker behind two new Mirai variants called Masuta and PureMasuta. Based on source code for Masuta malware recently found on the dark web, researchers at NewSky Security said...

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