IT Security NewsSep 15, 2017: These days, leaving your Bluetooth turned on might do more than just drain your phone battery. A new cyberattack known as BlueBorne allows hackers to take control of your devices through the air. What makes BlueBorne so scary is that you do not have to authorize to pair your device, it just happens. Aug 25, 2017: More than 500 mobile apps on Google Play were recently discovered containing an advertising software development kit capable of downloading malicious plug-ins that can spy on Android users' call histories, researchers from mobile security company Lookout have reported. Aug 18, 2017: In what researchers are calling a first, malware distributors are now maliciously crafting PowerPoint Open XML Slide Show (PPSX) files to take advantage of a Microsoft Office vulnerability that is more typically exploited with Rich Text File documents. Aug 18, 2017: Veracode survey shows majority of DevOps pros mostly learn on the job about security. Aug 18, 2017: If recent headlines about attacks on our privacy make one thing clear, it’s that there is a lot of work to do in the world of cybersecurity. Aug 11, 2017: Mozilla Foundation released 29 CVE patches to Firefox 55, including five that address critical vulnerabilities. Aug 11, 2017: Three fake messaging apps in the Google Play Store have been found to be distributing SonicSpy malware. Aug 11, 2017: Adobe has released a set of security updates for Adobe Acrobat and Reader for Windows and Mac, patching vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Aug 11, 2017: Microsoft patched 48 separate vulnerabilities — the majority of which were the highest "critical" rating. Jul 10, 2017: Dubbed CopyCat, the malware is the first known adware that injects its code into Zygote, a daemon tasked with launching apps on Android devices.
IT Security Latest AlertsSep 11, 2017:
Equifax (one of the major consumer credit reporting agencies) reported on Thursday, 9/7/2017, that hackers gained access to company data which potentially compromised sensitive information for 143 million American consumers. The compromised consumer data includes name, address, birthdate, Social Security numbers, and driver's license numbers. Learn how to protect yourselfJul 24, 2017:
University staff members are reporting they have received phone calls from outside entities requesting printer model numbers. The “vendor” will ship toner and printer supplies to any departments that disclose this information. This will result in a large outstanding invoice and the vendor demanding payment because they were given verbal consent for the products shipped. Please make departmental staff aware of this situation. Follow our best practices to prevent being a victim of these scams.Jun 16, 2017:
A cybersecurity firm discovered several apps related to WannaCry ransomware in the Google Play Store for Androids and in Apple’s App Store. Another hundred fraudulent antivirus apps were also discovered on digital markets. In order to keep your device safe, be sure to only download software from reputable developers and check the app description for grammatical errors, things out of place and user reviews.May 31, 2017:
Chipotle Mexican Grill worked in conjuction with law enforcement, payment card networks and cyber security firms to investigate a payment card security incident reported on April 25, 2017. The investigation uncovered malware designed to access payment card data from cards used on point-of-sale (POS) devices at certain Chipotle restaurants between March 24, 2017 and April 18, 2017. The malware searched for track data (which sometimes has cardholder name in addition to card number, expiration date, and internal verification code) read from the magnetic stripe of a payment card as it was being routed through the POS device. Both Columbia, MO restaurants have been identified as locations infected between March 24, 2017 and April 18, 2017. If you believe you have used a payment card at either location during this timeframe, please be vigiliant when reviewing your charge statements and report any unauthorized charges immediately. For more information, visit https://www.chipotle.com/security.May 04, 2017:
On May 3rd, 2017, news outlets and social media sites were reporting a phishing scam surrounding fake “Google Doc” emails. Learn more!