New malware attacks safety systems

IT Manager Daily

Emergency shutdown systems have been targeted by a new malware attack. Threat: A malware attack called TRITON targeted control systems that provide emergency shutdowns for industrial processes. Damage risk: The malware can reprogram the SIS to allow unsafe conditions, leading to physical hazards and threats to human safety. Fixes/Workarounds: Implement hardware features, like switches controlled by physical keys, that allow systems to be manually controlled.

Supermicro is the latest hardware vendor with a security issue

Network World

The bad news is these vulnerabilities are easily exploitable and can give malware the same effect as having physical access to this kind of system. “A A physical attacker who can open the case could simply attach a hardware programmer to bypass protections. Using the attacks we have discovered, it is possible to scale powerful malware much more effectively through malicious software instead of physical access,” Eclypsium said in a blog post announcing its findings.

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UK company uses cell phone chips to create super secure browsing

Tech Republic Security

Garrison is using ARM processor chips to create a hardware defense against data breaches and malware

How Cisco’s newest security tool can detect malware in encrypted traffic

Network World

Today Cisco rolled ETA out beyond just the enterprises switches it was originally designed for and made it available on current and previous generation data center network hardware too. Cisco’s Encrypted Traffic Analytics (ETA), a software platform that monitors network packet metadata to detect malicious traffic, even if its encrypted, is now generally available.

Kicking the Tires: Verisign DNS Firewall

CTOvision

The Announcement: Michael Kaczmarek of Verisign announced the Verisign DNS Firewall offering as: An easy-to-configure, cost effective managed cloud-based service that offers customers the ability to customize filtering to suit an organization’s unique needs in order to offer robust protection from unwanted content, malware and advanced persistent threats (APTs). CTO Cyber Security Cybersecurity DNS Domain Name System IP address Malware Security Verisign

Bidding Open on DHS’ $6B Security Hub, House report stresses sharing

CTOvision

” “The suppliers will provide a centralized way for government agencies to procure hardware, software and consulting services for continuous monitoring and real-time threat detection.” By Ryan Kamauff Here are the top news and stories of the day.

How to Speed Up a Low-End Windows 10 PC for Gaming

Galido

It not only affects your system performance negatively, but it also increases the chances of malware attack. Gaming HardwareInformation Technology Blog - - How to Speed Up a Low-End Windows 10 PC for Gaming - Information Technology Blog.

Gallery: 10 free backup applications to help you prevent disaster

Tech Republic Security

Hardware can fail and malware happens to the best of us. Don't be caught without the ability to restore a computer: Use one of these 10 free backup programs instead

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Rise in ATM Attacks? It Might Be the Driver

SecureWorld News

Microsoft’s HVCI technology may protect newer devices, but devices on anything but the latest hardware must rely on manually updated blacklists. And much like traditional attacks, attackers or malware often need to escalate privileges on the victim device to gain deeper access into the system.

A Flicker Of Light: A new security stack points the path to safety

CTOvision

Before connectivity is provisioned, the hardware identity and software hashes from the user’s device are checked. Conceptually the new security stack is a hardware-based virtual enclave. Junaid Islam. The last few years have been a difficult time for those who protect data.

7 Security Areas to Focus on During COVID-19

CEB IT

This is also a good time to reach out to suppliers to see what hardware they have and whether you can get it to the right people if needed. Where possible, they should confirm whether personal devices have adequate anti-malware capabilities installed and enabled.

There’s finally reason to hope in the war against ransomware

Network World

These options include both hardware and software approaches IT pros can take to defeat the malware, a group at this weekend’s Security BSides Boston conference was told. One method goes after the droppers that first infect target machines in preparation for downloading the main malware payloads. Now when ransomware tries to take over your computer, there’s something you can be sides pay up: stop it, buy more time to deal with it or mitigate the damage it might do.

Common Office Computer Problems and How to Permanently Solve Them

Galido

A computer that fails to boot up may have serious software or hardware problems. Biannual hardware inspections are strongly recommended as well. Frozen screens are caused mainly because of a software problem, whereas a blank screen is a hardware problem.

Gartner Top 7 Security and Risk Trends for 2019

CEB IT

4: “Passwordless” authentication is achieving market traction, driven by demand and the availability of biometrics and strong hardware-based authentication methods. Passwords are a magnet for attackers and are susceptible to a variety of attacks such as social engineering, phishing, credential stuffing and malware.

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Why Should You Manage All the Endpoints in Your Business?

Galido

Visibility of software and hardware assets that you have in the physical infrastructure and network give system administrators a greater understanding of organizations’ security posture. The technology protects the endpoint devices against malware coming from external devices.

DDoS: Understand The Growing Threat From Botnet #14

CTOvision

We learned from the source code that this malware makes an attempt to prevent it from being hijacked, but if the host device reboots, it once again becomes available for compromise. After their primary use expires, if they don’t have a hardware shut down function built in, they could be sitting in a land fill and still used for malicious activities for decades. Thomas Pore. DDoS attacks are one of the largest attack methods threatening the stability of the Internet.

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Spies Want Your Money: Look at this pinhole camera used to steal credit card numbers

CTOvision

Threats to our information are not only from malware or brute force hacks or social engineering. Sometimes we read about very sophisticated attacks against hardware that require advanced engineering. By Bob Gourley.

Fingerprints to Selfies: Why This Technology is the Best Tool to Identify Customers

Galido

And common hardware built into smartphones makes it easy for businesses to implement. The ubiquity of smartphones allows companies to scan biometric markers, such as the user’s retina, fingerprint, voice, movements, or their entire face –without having to purchase specialized hardware.

Are Apple-specific threats on the rise?

Network World

Macs are really no more secure than a PC, but for many years there just weren’t as many out there because of the expense of the hardware and other issues. The PC attack surface is much wider; therefore, criminals develop malware that works on PCs because the payout is much higher. They've historically been a much less popular choice among both consumers, enterprises, and hackers alike.

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Scott Lowe

The collection seems a tad heavier than normal in the hardware and security sections, probably due to new exploits discovered in Intel’s speculative execution functionality. Servers/Hardware. While there is some discussion of software in here (given Apple’s tight coupling it can’t be avoided), the article mostly focuses on hardware aspects of Apple’s latest lineup of laptops. If you say that Linux malware doesn’t exist…read this article.

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Security and Windows 10 Will Cross Paths for Enterprises

CTOvision

1 area of spending increase in 2015, with nearly half (46%) planning to invest more in access control, intrusion prevention, and virus and malware protection. Multi-factor authentication for both cloud-based accounts and on-premise Active Directory will now be part of Windows, rather needing a hardware solution to complete. By Deepak Kumar. Last year, Enterprise IT was dramatically shaped by the influx of security breaches, data leaks and a new wave of hackers.

Preventing Data Breaches: Best Practices

Galido

Beef up your data security by ensuring that you are protected by up-to-date anti-virus and anti-phishing software that can detect the latest malware and other cyber threats. Investing in security-focused hardware solutions can likewise help detect and prevent attempts of network intrusion.

Tips for speeding up computer

Galido

The reason for this is because most of us will add many new programs, software and hardware devices over time which will affect your systems loading time and also speed at which it can perform functions.

Enhance Your Security Posture: Doing Four Things Can Reduce Unauthorized Penetrations by 85%

CTOvision

Secure Configurations for Hardware and Software on Mobile Devices, Laptops, Workstations, and Servers. href="[link] Control 3: Secure Configurations for Hardware and Software on Mobile Devices, Laptops, Workstations, and Servers. Malware Defenses. href="[link] Control 5: Malware Defenses. By Bob Gourley We often highlight the importance of applying security controls to your enterprise.

How to set device limits without confiscating your kid's phone

Mashable Tech

Get webcam protection, malware threat alerts, and reliable parental controls in Norton's sweet package deal. Circle Home Plus (hardware device): $129. Screen time is arguably the hottest parenting topic of the past 20 years.

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Understanding the Security Risks of New Cloud Software

CTOvision

Cloud computing provides businesses with quality solutions for their IT needs, as well as substantial cost savings over purchasing and maintaining their own hardware and software. Carol M. Evenson.

ATMs Are IT Too!

Cloud Musings

These more sophisticated systems, requiring updates, patches, and support in real-time, along with software and hardware that can operate nimbly in an agnostic ecosystem. These teams must now deal with multi-vendor hardware, software, security, and services.

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Why Should your Business Move to Managed IT Services?

Galido

Removing malware or viruses is becoming a routine for many businesses. They provide or make software, hardware, and other network devices available at nominal prices. Information Technology Blog - - Why Should your Business Move to Managed IT Services? Information Technology Blog.

iPhone Vs Android — A Comparative Study 2018

Galido

Many iPhone users and Apple fanboys alike stand by their product no matter how limited Apple makes their storage capacities, while Android geeks have long time been able to freely add storage/memory cards to their devices and take advantage of more powerful hardware.

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May Intro | Roadmap to Securing Your Infrastructure

Linux Academy

When command and control (CNC) malware is installed it needs to phone home. This year number five is is Secure configurations for hardware and software on devices , and number 11 is Secure configuration for network devices. Can you believe it’s already May? Spring is here, flowers are in bloom, and the grill is fired up. I really enjoy springtime. It’s a revitalizing time of year and it’s a great time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished so far this year.

The Innerworkings of a Security Operations Center

CTOvision

To determine the nature of the attack, the SOC incident response team often must perform advanced forensic analysis on artifacts such as hard drive images or full-session packet capture (PCAP), or malware reverse engineering on malware samples collected in support of an incident. The hardware should be properly configured according to their requirements. Dedicated hardware requirements.

Best IT and Tech Blogs – Must Read Information Technology Resources 2019

Galido

Malwarebytes is a leader of malware prevention and protection. Zone Alarm Cybersecurity blog offers information on malware and protecting yourself online. They offer malware alerts, practical online security tips, and more.

Tech Blogs – Best Must Read Tech Resources 2019

Galido

Malwarebytes is a leader of malware prevention and protection. Zone Alarm Cybersecurity blog offers information on malware and protecting yourself online. They offer malware alerts, practical online security tips, and more.

Best Tech Blogs – Must Read Tech Resources 2019

Galido

Malwarebytes is a leader of malware prevention and protection. Zone Alarm Cybersecurity blog offers information on malware and protecting yourself online. They offer malware alerts, practical online security tips, and more.

Using Defense Within the O-Line of Security

CTOvision

Hackers attempt to penetrate the code and either take it off course, tamper with it, inject malware, reverse engineer it, pirate it, or shut it down. Secondly, the protection can be easily applied to the existing lineup (code base) and formation (multiple platforms without the need for hardware, depending on the security app). Barry Strauss. The NFL Conference championship games wrapped up this weekend to set the stage for Super Bowl 50, which will take center stage Feb.

How to Avoid the Potential Security Risks Associated with Online Gaming?

Galido

A few potential damages that online gaming brings to your system could be the hardware failure, crash down or software instability. Attackers use malware to redirect users on bogus web pages.

3 lessons that CIOs learned in 2019

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

They controlled software, hardware, and data access. In case you’re unfamiliar with the concept, ransomware is malware that holds your files ransom. Summary: As we start a new year, it helps to reflect on (and learn from) the past year.

May Intro | Roadmap to Securing Your Infrastructure

Linux Academy

When command and control (CNC) malware is installed it needs to phone home. This year number five is is Secure configurations for hardware and software on devices , and number 11 is Secure configuration for network devices. Can you believe it’s already May? Spring is here, flowers are in bloom, and the grill is fired up. I really enjoy springtime. It’s a revitalizing time of year and it’s a great time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished so far this year.

May Intro | Roadmap to Securing Your Infrastructure

Linux Academy

When command and control (CNC) malware is installed it needs to phone home. This year number five is is Secure configurations for hardware and software on devices , and number 11 is Secure configuration for network devices. Can you believe it’s already May? Spring is here, flowers are in bloom, and the grill is fired up. I really enjoy springtime. It’s a revitalizing time of year and it’s a great time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished so far this year.

Top Tech Websites 2019

Galido

Malwarebytes is a leader of malware prevention and protection. Zone Alarm Cybersecurity blog offers information on malware and protecting yourself online. They offer malware alerts, practical online security tips, and more.

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How Can CIOs Teach Their Employees About Cybersecurity?

The Accidental Successful CIO

What they discovered is that a significant number of people who found the USB sticks picked them up and plugged them into a computer not stopping to think if they could be infected with malware.

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How to Protect Your WooCommerce Site from Hackers and Secure Your Customer Data?

Galido

Daily Malware Scan. Attack Monitoring and Prevention, Malware Protection. Keep All IT Hardware and Software Updates and Patches Current. Information Technology Blog - - How to Protect Your WooCommerce Site from Hackers and Secure Your Customer Data? Information Technology Blog.

The Endpoint Imperative: IT Spending: Setting Priorities in a Volatile World

Cloud Musings

In “ The Endpoint Imperative, ” a podcast series from Intel , learn from the experts how hardware and software together make for optimized security. You can protect your credentials and hardware, for example, so they're harder to be spoofed or otherwise exploited.

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