Mysterious cyber worm targets medical systems, is found on X-ray machines and MRI scanners

A newly discovered cybercriminal group is installing custom malware onto the systems of organisations in healthcare and related sectors in order to conduct corporate espionage. These targeted attacks are carried out against a small number of selected organisations as well as the supply chains which serve them, with the tactics and use of custom malware suggesting […]

Threat Actors Turn to Blockchain Infrastructure to Host & Hide Malicious Activity

In a troubling trend for enterprises and law enforcement, threat actors are ramping up their use of blockchain domains to hide malicious activity and improve their ability to withstand takedown efforts. Security vendor FireEye says it has observed a recent uptick in interest in cryptocurrency infrastructure in the cyber underground over the last year. Many different software […]

Windows warning: Tech-support scammers are ramping up attacks, says Microsoft

Microsoft says it received 153,000 reports in 2017 from customers who’d come in contact with tech-support scammers via a cold call, spam, or the web. The reports from customers last year were up 24 percent on 2016, with filings coming from 183 countries. Despite being a well-known fraud, some 15 percent of Microsoft customers who […]

A Lack Of Cybersecurity Funding And Expertise Threatens U.S. Infrastructure

Read why Ellis Talton and Remington Tonar say that lack of funding and expertise can threaten U.S. infrastructure from cyber attacks on Forbes : As our physical infrastructure becomes increasingly digitalized, it also becomes increasingly vulnerable to cyber attack. Russian hackers, for example, have been trying to compromise U.S. electrical infrastructure for years, and successfully […]

Weaponizing Artificial Intelligence: The Scary Prospect Of AI-Enabled Terrorism

Read why Bernard Marr feels that weaponizing artificial intelligence will cause mayhem in the future world on Forbes : There has been much speculation about the power and dangers of artificial intelligence (AI), but it’s been primarily focused on what AI will do to our jobs in the very near future. Now, there’s discussion among tech […]

Microsoft Brings Linux Driven IoT Security to Azure

Microsoft has released Azure Sphere OS, a Linux distro for the internet of things. This has a lot of old school Linux advocates wondering whether that’s good or bad. One website reported the story accompanied by a photo of a frozen road to hell. A Linux writer for a maintream tech site was prompted to […]

Intel stops Spectre v2 patch for older computers: Should you be worried?

Leading chip-maker Intel, which is under fire for flaws in processor design that rendered millions of computer and mobile devices vulnerable to security threats like Spectre and Meltdown, the company has issued a new updated Microcode Revision Guidance (MRG) report with a list of chipsets, which won’t get security software patch. In the new update, […]

Here is how you can increase your Wi-Fi speed by choosing the right channel

Wi-Fi has now become the heart and soul of the online world. Along with smartphone Internet connection, wireless networking has transformed the world in a very big way in the last 3 years. Wi-Fi comes with an added benefit of additional bandwidth and lets you connect from almost anywhere; at home, at work, in libraries, […]

Biometrics Are Coming & So Are Security Concerns

From unlocking your smartphone with your face to boarding a flight with your fingerprints, the use of biometric data for authentication is becoming commonplace. In both identity management and identity verification, biometric applications are making marked improvements over current security protocols. Traditional methods of identity management, while effective, are often a bother for end users. […]

Oracle critical update fixes 254 flaws – so get patching now

Oracle has published its critical patch update for April, offering 254 security fixes across 20 product sets. The database giant said customers should install the update as soon as possible, as attackers continue to attempt to exploit patched vulnerabilities. “In some instances, it has been reported that attackers have been successful because targeted customers had failed to […]