New iPhone Brings Face Recognition (and Fears) to the Masses

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Apple will let you unlock the iPhone X with your face -- a move likely to bring facial recognition to the masses, along with concerns over how the technology may...
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Heathrow Probes How Security Data Found on London Street

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Heathrow Airport said Sunday it has launched an internal investigation after a memory stick containing extensive security information was found on a London street by a member of the public....
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Hamas-Linked 'Gaza Cybergang' Has New Tools, Targets

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A threat actor believed to be linked to the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas continues to target organizations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and their operations now...
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Oracle Patches Critical Flaw in Identity Manager

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Oracle informed customers on Friday that its Identity Manager product is affected by a critical vulnerability that can be easily exploited by malicious actors. Part of the company’s Oracle Fusion...
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What More Does It Take to Make Cyber Security a Top Priority?

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It has been yet another busy month in the world of cyber security news. What does it mean when breaches reach private sector and public institutions that are supposed to...
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Researchers Downplay Size of Reaper IoT Botnet

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The Mirai-like "Reaper" botnet that began infecting Internet of Things (IoT) devices in late September has only ensnared up to 20,000 bots so far, according to estimates from Arbor Networks....
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Police Probe Hack of London Plastic Surgery Clinic

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British police said Tuesday they were investigating the theft of data from a London plastic surgery clinic, with reports that sensitive images of celebrities have been stolen. London Bridge Plastic...
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Code Execution Flaws Patched in Apache OpenOffice

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Researchers at Cisco Talos have discovered three vulnerabilities in Apache OpenOffice that can be exploited by malicious actors for remote code execution using specially crafted document files. Talos has classified...
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NotPetya Attack Had Significant Impact on Merck Revenue

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American pharmaceutical giant Merck reported last week that the recent NotPetya malware attack caused losses of hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. The company’s financial results for the third...
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VPN Law Latest Step in Kremlin Online Crackdown: Experts

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A law coming into force on Wednesday will give the Kremlin greater control over what Russians can access online ahead of a presidential election next March. Providers of virtual private...
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Understanding the Malware-as-a-Service Commodity Market

Malware is widely available in an "as-a-service" model on the cybercriminal underground to anyone with criminal intent and a bit of money, says John Shier, senior security adviser at Sophos,...
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The Equifax Data Breach: A UK Perspective

The latest ISMG Security Report features highlights from last week's panel discussion at the ISMG Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in London on the implications of the Equifax data breach....
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Postmortem Finds NHS 'Could Have Prevented' WannaCry

Postmortem Finds NHS 'Could Have Prevented' WannaCry
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Anti-Malware , Governance , Incident Response Basic Cybersecurity Defense Every Day Keeps the Ransomware Infections at Bay Mathew J. Schwartz ( euroinfosec ) • October 27, 2017     At...
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Files Encrypted by Bad Rabbit Recoverable Without Paying Ransom

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Some users may be able to recover the files encrypted by the Bad Rabbit ransomware without paying the ransom, Kaspersky researchers discovered after analyzing the malware’s encryption functionality. Once it...
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Vulnerabilities Found in Ship Communication System

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IOActive has long been interested in the security of satellite communications. In 2014, it published a report on “multiple high risk vulnerabilities” in all the satellite systems it studied. More...
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UK Blames North Korea for Cyberattack That Crippled Hospitals

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Britain on Friday blamed North Korea for a ransomware attack this year that a new report revealed affected a third of English hospitals and could have been prevented with "basic"...
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Industrial Products Also Vulnerable to KRACK Wi-Fi Attack

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Some industrial networking devices are also vulnerable to the recently disclosed KRACK Wi-Fi attack, including products from Cisco, Rockwell Automation and Sierra Wireless. KRACK , or Key Reinstallation Attack, is...
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Profiling Tool Suggests 'Bad Rabbit' Not Financially Motivated

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Researchers at FireEye noticed that some of the websites redirecting users to the Bad Rabbit ransomware hosted a profiling framework, which could suggest that the attack was not financially motivated....
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Dearth of Support for Kaspersky at Congressional Hearing

Dearth of Support for Kaspersky at Congressional Hearing
Anti-Malware , Technology Dearth of Support for Kaspersky at Congressional Hearing Panel Chairman 'Entertains' Inviting Kaspersky to Future Hearing Eric Chabrow ( GovInfoSecurity ) • October 26, 2017    ...
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World's Most Common Industrial Control Protocol Dates From 1979

World's Most Common Industrial Control Protocol Dates From 1979
Breach Preparedness , Data Breach , Network & Perimeter Network-Level Study Reveals Outdated ICS and SCADA Security Jeremy Kirk ( jeremy_kirk ) • October 26, 2017     Remembering the...
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