Thousands of Third-Party Library Flaws Put Pacemakers at Risk

Pacemaker vulnerabilities
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Researchers have conducted a detailed analysis of pacemaker systems from four major vendors and discovered many potentially serious vulnerabilities. The fact that implantable cardiac devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators...
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WannaCry 'Link' to North Korea Remains Tenuous

WannaCry 'Link' to North Korea Remains Tenuous
Anti-Malware , Ransomware , Risk Management WannaCry 'Link' to North Korea Remains Tenuous Avoid the Cyber Attribution Follies: Stay Skeptical; Don't Fear the Bogeyman Mathew J. Schwartz ( euroinfosec )...
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How to Prepare for the Next WannaCry

The WannaCry ransomware outbreak was a huge "wake-up call" for the global information security community, says Dan Schiappa of Sophos. It's time now to patch those legacy systems and prepare...
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Target Reaches $18.5 Million Breach Settlement with States

Target Reaches $18.5 Million Breach Settlement with States
Data Breach , Fraud , Payments Fraud Following 2013 Mega-Breach, Retailer Agrees to Pay Recording-Setting Fine Mathew J. Schwartz ( euroinfosec ) • May 24, 2017     Target has...
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Biometrics: Authentication Silver Bullet or Skeleton Key?

Biometrics: Authentication Silver Bullet or Skeleton Key?
The Technology Can Be Effective, But Only With Other Factors Jeremy Kirk ( jeremy_kirk ) • May 25, 2017     Andrew Jamieson of Underwriters Laboratories at AusCERT 2017. (Photo:...
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Samba: Patch Critical Bug Now, US-CERT Warns

Samba: Patch Critical Bug Now, US-CERT Warns
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Anti-Malware , Network & Perimeter , Ransomware It's Not WannaCry, But at Least 100,000 Systems at Risk from Wormable Flaw Mathew J. Schwartz ( euroinfosec ) • May 25, 2017...
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Russia's Disinformation Efforts Hit 39 Countries: Researchers

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Russia's campaign of cyberespionage and disinformation has targeted hundreds of individuals and organizations from at least 39 countries along with the United Nations and NATO, researchers said Thursday. A report...
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Can We Ever be Prepared for the Next WannaCry?

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The recent WannaCry ransomware outbreak is yet another wake-up call. Humans alone can no longer be expected to manually respond to brazen, fast-spreading cyber-attacks that strike without warning and routinely...
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Google Patches Nexus 6 Secure Boot Bypass

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One of the vulnerabilities addressed by Google in its   May 2017 security patches allowed the bypass of Nexus 6’s Secure Boot through kernel command-line injection, HCL Technologies researchers reveal....
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Linguistic Analysis Suggests WannaCry Authors Speak Chinese

WannaCry ransom note
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A linguistic analysis of more than two dozen ransom notes displayed by the WannaCry ransomware suggests that its authors are fluent Chinese speakers and they also appear to know English....
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Endpoint Security Firm Tanium Raises $100 Million

Tanium raises $100 million
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Emeryville, CA-based endpoint security and systems management firm Tanium announced on Thursday that it has raised $100 million through the sale of common stock. The latest funding round was led...
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Survey Shows Disparity in GDPR Preparedness and Concerns

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The European General Data Protection Regulation will take effect in exactly one year from today. It will affect any company that does business with the EU, whether that company is...
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Terra Privacy Product Uses Dynamic Whitelisting to Block Attacks

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Terra Privacy announced on Wednesday a new product that uses dynamic whitelisting to block malware and phishing attacks. A free beta version of the endpoint security product is available for...
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The Impact of WannaCry on the Ransomware Conversation

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By this point, we’ve all heard about the major ransomware attack that impacted an estimated 200,000 computers across 150 countries earlier this month. A malware variant dubbed WannaCry made its...
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Cyber Interference - the Changing the Face of Elections

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Influential Organizations and Individuals or Those With Ties to Government or Political Institutions May be Targets for Cyber Attacks  Last fall I wrote about cyber as the latest front on...
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Jury Out on North Korea Link to Ransomware Attack

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Was North Korea behind the ransomware epidemic that hit global computer networks earlier this month? That's the subject of heated debate in cybersecurity circles after analysts found similarities in the...
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Samba Patches Code Execution Flaw Introduced in 2010

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The developers of the Samba interoperability software suite announced on Wednesday the availability of security updates that patch a serious remote code execution vulnerability. Researchers have warned that there are...
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New Jaff Ransomware Variant Emerges

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Although it dominated headlines over the past couple of weeks, WannaCry wasn’t the only ransomware family running rampant. Another active threat was Jaff, a ransomware family that emerged just days...
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Apps Essential to Modern Living But Treated Carelessly: Report

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A new research report takes an unusual angle. Rather than analyzing a threat or an attacker, it looks at the psychology of the user -- or more specifically, the user...
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Samsung Investigating Galaxy S8 'Iris Hack'

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Samsung Electronics is investigating claims by a German hacking group that it fooled the iris recognition system of the new flagship Galaxy S8 device, the firm said Wednesday. The launch...
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