It looks like the hackers are wrapping up their planning session. After looking for vulnerabilities and exploits in cryptocurrency, wireless communications, cyber insurance, IoT and multi-factor authentication, they’re making one last ditch effort to catapult society into total political chaos by hacking election machines. Given the research that emerged at DefCon 2017 surrounding vulnerabilities in […]

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Credential leaks seem like they are a “dime a dozen” these days, but this one is significant. A security organization, 4iQ, found a now publicly accessible and searchable database with 1.4 billion leaked user credentials on the Dark Web this week. Though it appears this database aggregates many old breaches, it also contains a significant […]

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Today, we’re pleased to announce the release of WatchGuard’s Internet Security Report for Q3 2017! Every quarter, WatchGuard’s Threat Lab looks forward to diving into Firebox Feed data from tens of thousands of live Firebox appliances across the globe to produce a report on the latest security threats cyber criminals are using against small to […]

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After formulating a sinister plan to hack IoT device and create a monster botnet, the hackers are moving on with plans to capitalize on a security weakness within SMBs. Multi-factor authentication, which has traditionally been too complex and expensive for smaller businesses, could provide the loophole they’re looking for. If they can act fast, and […]

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We’ve almost reached the new year, but first it’s time for another round of software patches. Today is Patch Tuesday, the day Microsoft and Adobe schedule their monthly security updates. Earlier this month, Apple also released a round of security fixes. If you use Microsoft, Apple, or Adobe products, watch today’s video to get the […]

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Credential leaks seem like they are a “dime a dozen” these days, but this one is significant. A security organization, 4iQ, found a now publicly accessible and searchable database with 1.4 billion leaked user credentials on the Dark Web this week. Though it appears this database aggregates many old breaches, it also contains a significant […]

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With IoT botnets added to their roadmap, the hackers are now looking to supercharge it by exploiting Linux. Many IoT devices use inexpensive embedded Linux systems, which are notorious for having insecure defaults. By creating just a little malware code, these hackers think they can double their botnet power. Linux malware represented 36 percent of […]

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Security expert Bruce Schneier published an essay last year that called IoT device security a form of “invisible pollution,” where there’s no market incentive for device manufactures to build more secure products. This is why we saw several major DDoS attacks in 2017 powered by IoT botnets like Mirai and Reaper that relied on a huge number […]

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After deciding to use ransomware to target companies with cyber insurance, the hackers want to hit the IoT market hard. With more than 8 billion connected devices in 2017 and billions more set to come online each year, they’re looking to have their names recorded alongside the hacking elite by creating the most pervasive botnet […]

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