Post Tagged with: "APT"

Smart TV + Rogue App = Surveillance Device

May 24, 2016 10:300 comments
A flaw in the way Google's Android verifies mobile applications opens the door to widespread attacks, according to researchers from Bluebox Security.

In-brief: researchers have demonstrated how a snooping Android application can turn an Android based smart television set into an omnibus surveillance device. Get ready for more IoT misappropriations like this.

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Banks Scrutinize SWIFT Following Electronic Heists

May 18, 2016 17:150 comments
Banks Scrutinize SWIFT Following Electronic Heists

In-brief: U.S. banking giant JP Morgan Chase is limiting employees’ access to the SWIFT  messaging service, the latest response to a string of attacks on the critical, interbank service.

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IBM Tweaking Watson AI For Cyber Security Analysis

May 10, 2016 14:090 comments
Coming to a SOC near you: IBM's Watson, which will be trained to do cyber security analysis in a joint project with U.S. and Canadian universities.

In-brief: IBM said that a new, cloud-based version of its Watson cognitive technology is being trained to help detect cyber attacks and cyber crimes.

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Opinion: Hacking Team and Defense through Deception

May 6, 2016 12:240 comments
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In-brief: In this opinion piece, Nitsan Saddan, the head of threat intelligence research at the firm Cymmetria, says that recent revelations about the methods used to hack the cyber arms dealers The Hacking Team underscore the importance of deception as an element of cyber defense.

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Antivirus Players Vying for Industrial Control Systems Business

April 21, 2016 08:590 comments
Antivirus Players Vying for Industrial Control Systems Business

In-brief: news from incumbent endpoint protection firms Symantec and Kaspersky Lab that they are ramping up efforts to sell their wares into industrial control systems environments suggests that the death of anti virus may have been greatly exaggerated. 

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