The Windows 10 Home edition being released by Microsoft includes on-by-default cloud services that may pose "bring your own device" risks to organizations, F-Secure security expert Sean Sullivan warns.
Thou shalt not reverse engineer Oracle's products. That was the stunning diktat issued by Oracle CSO Mary Ann Davidson in a blog post that some are reading as a declaration of war against the security research community.
The APT gang known as Darkhotel quickly tapped a Hacking Team exploit for Flash, Kaspersky Lab reports. But the gang's ongoing trickery shows that organizations must do more than just patch against the latest threats.
As a report surfaced that Chinese spies read the private emails of top Obama administration officials, the Pentagon revealed it had restored the unclassified email network used by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, brought down two weeks ago following a purported Russian breach.
Millions of Android devices are at risk from "Certifi-gate," a flaw that OEMs must patch, Check Point warns. Following Stagefright, Google and some manufacturers have promised to deliver monthly Android patches.
Nothing says "you really screwed up" like receiving the Pwnie Award for "Most Epic Fail" at the annual Black Hat conference. Hence it's no surprise that in the wake of its mega breach, the win goes to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Numerous services are enabled by default in Microsoft's Windows 10, and as employees connect their BYOD equipment to corporate networks, the cloud, collaboration and location tie-ins could pose enterprise security risks, experts warn.
Attributing who's behind cyberattacks is essential because it helps organizations build better defenses against future attacks, says Greg Kesner, former chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Data Intercept program.
The takedown of Gameover Zeus taught law enforcement and banks many lessons, including that Trojans are being used to steal corporate secrets, not just money, says Eward Driehuis of Fox-IT, which investigated the threat actors behind the Trojan.
The Black Hat conference features presentations that have already led to very public warnings about remotely hackable flaws in everything from Jeep Cherokees and Linux-powered rifles to Android mobile devices and Mac OS X.
News that charges were filed last week against two California residents for their alleged roles in the 2011 Michaels crafts stores breach, which involved terminal tampering, is a reminder of how much hackers have improved their techniques in just four years.
The toolbar distributed by Chinese-language search engine Baidu is being targeted by opportunistic attackers and used to exfiltrate corporate secrets, warns Rob Eggebrecht, president and CEO of the security firm InteliSecure.
Attributing the Anthem, OPM and other breaches to specific attackers might be useful for government-level diplomatic efforts. But organizations must prioritize blocking all types of espionage and cybercrime attacks, says Symantec's Vikram Thakur.