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Security Updates Available for Popular Netgear Routers[source: bleepingcomputer]

Owners of popular Netgear router models should look into installing firmware updates on their devices as Netgear finished deploying patches for a slew of security issues discovered and reported by US cyber-security firm Trustware. Trustwave researchers discovered five issues affected 17 Netgear router models, in total, including the company’s top-seller...

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An Analog to Security and Compliance: The Wonder Twins [source: tripwire]

Security and compliance are two sides of the same coin, although they are often seen as adversaries. The truth is, much like the 1980s power siblings, the Wonder Twins (whose powers only functioned when their fingers touched), they work hand-in-hand to shore up your information security better than any other...

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BEC Attacks Jumped 17% Last Year [source: infosecurity-magazine]

The Business Email Compromise (BEC) epidemic shows no signs of abating, after Proofpointrevealed a 17% increase in attacks last year. The security vendor analyzed over 160 billion emails sent to more than 2400 companies spanning 150 countries to compile its 2017 Email Fraud Threat Report. It revealed that by the fourth quarter,...

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Latest Cybercrime Threat: Device Cloning [source: americanbanker]

While much of the banking industry is distracted by the recent spate of distributed denial of service attacks, a new wave of cybercrime is about to hit online and mobile banking users’ devices. In this scheme, crooks are creating virtual machines that are clones of customers’ real computers or mobile devices,...

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Hermes Ransomware [source: enigmasoftware]

Hermes Ransomware Description The Hermes Ransomware was first observed in the wild on February 13, 2017. The Hermes Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that identifies the files encrypted during its attack with the file extension ‘.HERMES.’ The Hermes Ransomware carries out a typical ransomware attack, which involves encrypting the victims’...

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How will WPA3 improve WiFi security? [source: welivesecurity]

In October 2017, researchers made public a serious vulnerability in WPA2, the security protocol that protects most of today’s WiFi networks. This discovery put the protocol’s security in the spotlight and led to discussions about the need for a new standard. Finally, the WiFi Alliance, the organization that certifies WiFi devices, announced WPA3,...

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Researcher found multiple vulnerabilities in NETGEAR Routers [source: securityaffairs]

Security researchers Martin Rakhmanov from Trustwave conducted a one-year-study on the firmware running on Netgear routers and discovered vulnerabilities in a couple of dozen models. Netgear has just released many security updates that address vulnerabilities in a couple of dozen models. The vulnerabilities have been reported by security researchers Martin Rakhmanov...

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