Attack on encrypted PDFs exfiltrates clear text data

Here’s a quite clever hack… German security researchers have found a way to exfiltrate the contents of encrypted PDF files without breaking their encryption. Because…

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NIST & Microsoft partner for patching pointers

The US Government’s National Institute of Standards and Technology and 8,000,000 pound gorilla Microsoft are working together to provide industry with definitive guidance on keeping…

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Is Business Email Compromise a “cyber attack?”

Just what constitutes a cyber attack? That’s the question facing a court in a case brought against insurer AIG. One of the firm’s clients was…

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An example of a clear and concise incident report

This incident report from the Australian National University is definitely worth a read, both as an interesting look into the mechanics of a systems compromise…

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Good security advice from down under

For many organizations, especially small businesses, the thought of starting any kind of cyber security program can seem daunting. With all of the threats out…

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WordPress wants sites to eat their (patching) vegetables

Apparently. over a third of the web sites on the Internet (including this one) run the WordPress content management software package. Natch, this makes WordPress…

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Good privacy advice from the US DoD

The US Department of Defense has put out a nifty guide on how to protect your privacy on social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram,…

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Naming and shaming

So here’s a bit of an odd story… according to the Financial Times, the US Federal Reserve has publicly sanctioned an ex employee of a…

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So your third party has been breached…

Another day, another third party security compromise story… this time it is Indian outsourcing giant Wipro. The firm has confirmed that a small number of…

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Grindr and US national security

Here’s an interesting development…the US federal agency which reviews foreign investments in US companies has ordered a Chinese firm to sell its stake in gay…

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