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Matrix Banker malware spreads to multiple industries | Salted Hash Ep 7

Network World - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 9:00am
The Matrix Banker malware, first found in Latin America, is now gaining a foothold in diversified targets. Steve Ragan breaks down the threat with Justin Fier, director for cyber intelligence and analysis at Darktrace.
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Docs should help design medical IoT

Network World - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 7:04am

Doctors — particularly the ones that work in emergency rooms — need to have strong stomachs and level heads, since they see illness and injury at their most serious. Violence, accidents and serious diseases are all a matter of routine in the ER.

Dr. Christian Dameff is a faculty member at UC San Diego’s medical school, has seen all of that and more, since he’s also a white-hat hacker and expert in medical IoT security. He warned the audience on Thursday at the Security of Things USA convention in San Diego that the state of that security is, frankly, alarming.

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11% off August Smart Lock Pro With Connect Bundle - Deal Alert

Network World - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:46am

With August Smart Lock Pro, you can lock and unlock your door, control keyless access, and keep track of who comes and goes, all from your phone. The 24/7 activity log means you’re always in the know. With your phone in your pocket, simply open the door and you’re in your home. Heading out? August Smart Lock Pro will also automatically lock the door behind you after you leave. The smart lock currently averages 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon, where the list price on the Lock and Connect Bundle has been reduced 11% to $249.99. See this deal on Amazon.

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Forrester predicts what’s next for IoT

Network World - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:17am

What’s in store for the Internet of Things (IoT) in 2018? That’s the question on many people’s minds in the fast-growing IoT industry. One set of answers can be found in a new report from Forrester, called Predictions 2018: IoT Moves From Experimentation To Business Scale

According to Forrester and published reports last week, that journey means many things, but apart from the usual superheated speculation about IoT’s incredible growth and increasing impact, here’s what I think is most interesting. 

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Ransomware marketplaces and the future of malware | Salted Hash Ep 6

Network World - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 7:00am
Would you give up a customer's data or credentials if that was the demand in a ransomware attack? That's just one of the nightmare scenarios that Steve Ragan and Rick McElroy talk about on this week's episode.
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What to consider when deploying a next-generation firewall

Network World - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 1:51pm

Firewalls have become ubiquitous across enterprises over the past decade, but the combination of new and varied access methods combined with increasingly sophisticated attacks has forced network operators and security professionals to constantly evaluate their defenses. 

Typically, firewalls are on a five-year refresh cycle, according to Gartner researcher Adam Hils, and that gives organizations the opportunity to evaluate fairly regularly what type of firewall and what features best suit their needs.

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15% off APC 11-Outlet Surge Protector with USB Charging Ports and SurgeArrest - Deal Alert

Network World - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 8:35am

Be it a lightning strike that destroys a home entertainment center or consistently fluctuating power that degrades the performance and shortens the life of your electronics – surges, lightning, and other power disturbances can have a devastating impact on the valuable electronics you rely on every day. The P11U2 from APC offers guaranteed surge protection. Connect and protect up to 11 electronics, and conveniently charge your mobile devices via 2 additional USB ports. Installation is convenient and easy with a 180-degree rotating power cord and right-angle plug. Lastly, three LED indicators inform you if there is any overload, unit, or wall wiring issues. The P11U2 averages 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 1,800 people on Amazon (read reviews), where its typical list price of $34.25 is discounted 15% to $28.99. See this deal on Amazon.

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Is the U.S. finally about to take IoT security seriously?

Network World - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 8:32am

Does IoT stand for “internet of threats”? One senator says it might soon, and warned that the internet of things could “pose a direct threat to economic prosperity, privacy and our nation’s security.”

Indeed, security issues plaguing IoT devices have long been a concern, and last week congressional Democrats introduced a bill designed to help mitigate what are seen as widespread vulnerabilities. But while the effort is noble and may help raise awareness of the issues, there are lots of reasons why the Cyber Shield Act of 2017 won’t end up doing much to actually solve the problem.

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