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SSH brute force attacks compromise servers for DDoS attacks

Sucuri researcher Daniel Cid found that it only took an attacker 12 minutes to compromise an IPv4 server, and shortly after launch DDoS attacks.

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Ransomware's busy week with new varieties and updates being debuted

With the massive Yahoo! data breach grabbing the cybersecurity headlines of late, it might be easy to forget criminals are still busy pushing ransomware with two new varieties being recently introduced and a one older type being revamped.

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Privacy orgs file brief against U.S., allies on bulk surveillance

A coalition of privacy organizations are suing the United States and its allies for involvement in a bulk data collection program, which they say violates the European Convention on Human Rights.

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Zerodium offering $1.5 million for a Apple iOS 10 remote jailbreak

The security firm Zerodium announced an increase in bounty prices for zero-day exploits with the top prize now being $1.5 million for and Apple iOS 10 remote jailbreak, a $1 million increase.

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Is Microsoft exposing the supply chain by hardening the enterprise Edge?

Microsoft has announced it is to harden the Edge browser for enterprise users.

Data Breach Blog

324K Regpack users' info compromised when decrypted files placed on public-facing server

Independent Security Researcher Troy Hunt spotted a database containing the information of nearly 324,000 Regpack accounts.

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Yahoo! data breach likely exceeds 500 million records

Yahoo! data breach likely exceeds 500 million records

The security firm InfoArmor believes the Yahoo! data breach far exceeds the 500 million number, that the hack was accomplished by a cybergang, not a nation-state, and that overall about 3.5 billion user records have been stolen over the years.

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Case study: Hawaiian Telcom says aloha to AlienVault security management

Case study: Hawaiian Telcom says aloha to AlienVault security management

The IT staff at a Honolulu-based telecommunications company went looking for a security management platform for its managed network and security services. It found what it needed.

September 2016 Product Reviews

News SC Magazine's September 2016 product reviews

SC Magazine's September 2016 product reviews

Well, we're well into summer and we've had a short break during our two-month combo edition for July and August so let's get back to it with one of our more active groups: data leak prevention (DLP) and endpoint security.

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Speak the board's language or get fired

Speak the board's language or get fired

A communication gap exists today between CISOs and the board of directors, says Feris Rifai, CEO, Bay Dynamics.

Government surveillance from Caesar to Nixon

Government surveillance from Caesar to Nixon

Government surveillance is, however, not new, says Patrick O'Kane, barrister and compliance counsel.

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