Saturday, November 17, 2018
Security Affairs

Japanese government’s cybersecurity strategy chief has never used a computer

The Japanese government’s cybersecurity strategy chief Yoshitaka Sakurada is in the middle of a heated debate due to his admission about his cyber capability. Yoshitaka Sakurada admitting he has never used a computer in his professional life, despite the Japanese Government,...
Security Affairs

Congress passes bill that create new Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at DHS

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the CISA bill that creates a new cybersecurity agency at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The U.S. House of Representatives passed the CISA bill that creates a new cybersecurity agency at the Department...
Security Affairs

Kaspersky Lab opens first Transparency Center in Zurich

Kaspersky Lab starts data processing for European users in Zurich and also launched the first Transparency Cente under the announced Transparency Initiative From today, malicious and suspicious files shared by users of Kaspersky Lab products in Europe will start to...
Security Affairs

Adobe Patch Tuesday updates for November 2018 fix known Acrobat flaw

Adobe Patch Tuesday updates for November 2018 addresses three flaws in Flash Player, Acrobat and Reader, and Photoshop CC. Adobe Patch Tuesday updates for November 2018 fixes three flaws in Flash Player, Acrobat and Reader, and Photoshop CC. The most severe issue...
Security Affairs

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday updates for November 2018 fix actively exploited Windows flaw

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday updates for November 2018 fixed more than 60 vulnerabilities, including an actively exploited Windows flaw. Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday updates for November 2018 addressed 63 vulnerabilities, including an actively exploited Windows privilege escalation vulnerability. Twelve of the flaws were...
Security Affairs

Snowden speaks about the role of surveillance firm NSO Group in Khashoggi murder

Snowden warns of abuse of surveillance software that also had a role in the murder of the Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The popular US whistleblower Edward Snowden has reported the abuse of surveillance made by many governments, he blamed...
Security Affairs

Compliance to Cybersecurity Requirements and False Claims Act

There’s a growing risk of companies receiving substantial fines for not complying with cybersecurity standards under False Claims Act. However, an emerging concern for businesses that act as contract-based service providers for government entities is that those establishments could also be...
Security Affairs

Group-IB and CryptoIns introduce the world’s first insurance against cyber threats for cryptocurrency exchanges

Group-IB and Swiss insurance broker ASPIS that owns CryptoIns project, have developed the world’s first scoring model for assessing cryptocurrency exchanges Group-IB, an international company that specializes in preventing cyber attacks, and a Swiss insurance broker ASPIS SA that owns CryptoIns project, have developed the world’s first scoring model...
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IBM Watson will be used by NIST to assign CVSS scores to vulnerabilities

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is planning to use Artificial Intelligence to assign the CVSS scores to reported vulnerabilities. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) system provides a reference-method for publicly known information-security vulnerabilities and exposures. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) score...
Security Affairs

USB drives are primary vector for destructive threats to industrial facilities

USB removable storage devices are the main vector for malware attacks against industrial facilities, states Honeywell report. According to a report published on by Honeywell, malware-based attacks against industrial facilities mostly leverage USB removable storage devices Experts from Honeywell analyzed data collected with the Secure...
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Apple T2 security chip in new MacBooks disconnects Microphone when lid is closed

Apple has implemented a new feature to protect the privacy of its MacBooks users aimed at preventing malicious software from spying on them. The Apple T2 security chip installed in the new series of MacBooks includes a new hardware feature that physically disconnects...
Security Affairs

Security Affairs newsletter Round 187 – News of the week

A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived! The best news of the week with Security Affairs. Let me inform you that my new book, “Digging in the Deep Web” is online with a special deal 20% discount Kindle Edition Paper Copy Once again...
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Twitter deletes over 10,000 accounts that aim to influence U.S. voting

Twitter announced to have deleted more than 10,000 accounts managed by bots that were posting messages to influence U.S. Midterm election. Twitter announced to have deleted more than 10,000 accounts managed by bots that were posting messages to discourage people...
Security Affairs

Cyber Defense Magazine – November 2018 has arrived. Enjoy it!

Cyber Defense Magazine November 2018 Edition has arrived. Sponsored by: Bosch We hope you enjoy this month’s edition…packed with 100+ pages of excellent content.  InfoSec Knowledge is Power. We have nearly 7 years of eMagazines online with timeless content.  Visit our online library by clicking...
Security Affairs

IBM buys Red Hat for $34 Billion, it is largest software transaction in history

IBM announced it is going to buy the open source company Red Hat for $34bn with the intent to enhance its cloud offerings. This is the biggest tech merger in history involving a software company. Red Hat was founded in 1993, it currently...
SC Magazine

Instagram flaw exposes user passwords

A security flaw in Instagram’s recently released “Download Your Data” tool could have exposed some user passwords, the company reportedly told users. The tool, revealed by Instagram right before the GDPR regulation went into effect, is designed to let users...

Julian Assange Charges, Japan’s Top Cybersecurity Official, and More Security News This Week

Safer browsing, more bitcoin scams, and the rest of the week's top security news.
The Register

SMS 2FA database leak drama, MageCart mishaps, Black Friday badware, and more

Plus, why is Kaspersky Lab getting into chess? Roundup  What a week it has been: we had the creation of a new government agency, a meltdown flashback, and of course, Patch Tuesday.…
TechRepublic

Is retaining a cybersecurity attorney a good idea for your business?

Cybersecurity is so complicated that businesses, large and small, are retaining legal counsel specializing in security. Learn two more steps businesses should take before a cyberattack hits.

Machine Learning Can Create Fake ‘Master Key’ Fingerprints

Researchers have refined a technique to create so-called DeepMasterPrints, fake fingerprints designed to get past security.