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DHS banned Kaspersky software from all government systems

Security Wire Daily News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 1:00pm
News roundup: DHS has banned Kaspersky software from use in government systems. Plus, the commonwealth of Virginia decided to do away with touchscreen voting machines, and more.

Apache Struts vulnerability blamed for Equifax data breach

Security Wire Daily News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 9:32am
Equifax has confirmed that an unpatched critical Apache Struts vulnerability was exploited in the breach which compromised the personal data of 143 million U.S. citizens.

BlueBorne Bluetooth vulnerabilities affect billions of devices

Security Wire Daily News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 3:07pm
A set of eight Bluetooth vulnerabilities, branded together as BlueBorne, affect billions of devices and could be one of the most dangerous issues according to experts.

Why is security for DevOps so important?

Security Wire Daily News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:41am
As software is now baked into everything we buy -- and even drive -- DevSecOps has become an essential component to the way we develop, ship and maintain code.

Equifax breach response deemed insufficient in multiple ways

Security Wire Daily News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 4:53pm
Experts criticized the Equifax breach response as insufficient given the size and scope of the data loss, and said the company was likely not prepared for such an incident.

Apple claims iPhone Face ID has better security than Touch ID

Security Wire Daily News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:19am
Apple announced the new iPhone Face ID system, which replaces Touch ID in favor of facial recognition, and may offer 20 times fewer false positives than fingerprint scanning.

Equifax breach exposes 143 million consumers' personal data

Security Wire Daily News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 1:27pm
A massive Equifax breach, which was discovered in July, exposed the personal information, including names, birth dates and Social Security numbers, of 143 million Americans.

Apache Struts vulnerability affects versions since 2008

Security Wire Daily News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:30pm
A researcher discovered a remotely exploitable Apache Struts vulnerability being actively exploited in the wild and a patch was released, users urged to update software immediately.

Dragonfly 2.0 hacker group seen targeting U.S. power grid

Security Wire Daily News - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 5:13pm
Security researchers claim to be tracking a threat group called Dragonfly 2.0 hacker group that has been attacking critical infrastructure and setting up persistent infections on ICS networks.

SHA-1 hashes recovered for 320M breached passwords

Security Wire Daily News - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 9:59am
Security researchers once again proved how easy it can be to recover SHA-1 hashes by cracking the hashes on nearly 320 million passwords related to data breaches.

Intel kill switch code indicates connection to NSA

Security Wire Daily News - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 3:20pm
Researchers discovered an Intel kill switch hiding in one of the chip maker's software products along with references to an NSA program focused on secure computing.

Enterprise compliance with PCI DSS is up, says Verizon

Security Wire Daily News - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 12:27pm
News roundup: More than half of enterprises are in compliance with PCI DSS, according to a Verizon report. Plus, Turla is on the attack again with a new campaign, and more.

Spambot email leak compromises 711M records

Security Wire Daily News - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 2:39pm
An email leak containing 711 million records was found in a breach of a spambot list stored in the Netherlands and included both addresses and passwords used to access email accounts.

Kaspersky-Russian ties still unclear despite FBI push

Security Wire Daily News - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:52pm
The specter of Kaspersky-Russian ties has reportedly led to an FBI campaign urging private organizations to drop Kaspersky Lab products; experts urge the FBI to share more evidence.

The many uses of remote access services and products

Security Wire Daily News - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 10:53am
Learn how remote access services and products enable essential business capabilities, including file sharing, remote support and maintenance, and face-to-face communications.

Cloud-based remote access: Scenarios for success

Security Wire Daily News - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 10:35am
The scenarios for installing cloud-based remote access are evolving as vendors bring to market new tools to aid both accessibility and security.

Alleged Sakula malware attacker arrested by FBI

Security Wire Daily News - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 3:57pm
The FBI arrested Chinese national Yu Pingan for alleged involvement with cyberattacks using the Sakula malware, the same malware reportedly used in the OPM breach.

U.S. government cybersecurity is a mess, according to officials

Security Wire Daily News - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 2:45pm
News roundup: John McCain, NIAC and others called out the administration for not doing enough on U.S. government cybersecurity. Plus, the Ropemaker exploit alters emails, and more.

Google Chrome Enterprise adds management options

Security Wire Daily News - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 5:02pm
The Google Chrome Enterprise offering officially allows organizations to manage Google Play Store apps, extensions, Microsoft Active Directory and integrate VMWare on Chromebooks.