With 2015 more or less in the rear view mirror Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the year in security: Wassenaar, ransomware, mobile threats like Stagefright, Carbanak and Equation Group, and more.
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Yahoo has announced it will follow in the footsteps of Twitter and Facebook and begin warning users when it believes their accounts have been targeted by a state-sponsored actor.
Automation and energy management company Schneider Electric patched a vulnerability in one of its product lines this week that left a handful of programmable automation controllers at risk of being hacked.
Pro PoS, a strain of point of sale malware that began making the rounds on underground markets late last month, is easy to use, but less sophisticated than initial reports suggested.
UPDATE Cisco is warning users this week that several of its products — routers, gateways, data centers, and the like — suffer from vulnerabilities, including one critical one.
Apple has piled on the patches already released by Adobe and Microsoft today, and pushed out updates for iOS, OS X, Apple TV, Safari, and it’s watch-based operating system watchOS.
A coalition of law enforcement agencies worked together to disrupt Dorkbot, a botnet that’s managed to infect more than one million machines in 190 countries over the last year.
Experts believe that the success tied to a recent spate of DDoS for hire groups may be because many are copycat collectives operating with a shorter lifespan.
Nemesis, a specialized strain of payment card malware that has bootkit functionality, makes it very difficult to detect, much less remove.
The Let’s Encrypt initiative reached yet another milestone this week when it entered public beta, a step that it claims will help make it easier for website owners to embrace HTTPS encryption.