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MedSec goes its own way with medical device flaw

Eschewing the bug bounty route, a cybersecurity firm which detected a flaw in a medical device from St. Jude Medical, partnered with an investment firm to capitalize on its knowledge and short sell stock in the device manufacturer.

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Ransomware locks experts in debate over ethics of paying

The explosive growth in ransomware has once again heated up the debate as to whether infected organizations have an ethical responsibility to refuse payment. But are some companies exacerbating the problem by paying up even when they have viable data backups?

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Dreambot banking trojan adds Tor functionality

Proofpoint researchers spot new variants of the Ursnif trojan dubbed "Dreambot," some of which now include Tor communication capabilities and or P2P functionality.

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Lieu asks FCC to expedite investigation of SS7 flaw after DCCC hack

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) is calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to accelerate its investigation of the SS7 flaw.

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Spyware that Vietnam Airlines posed as McAfee antivirus

A Malwarebytes analysis of the espionage toolkit that recently infected Vietnam Airlines revealed a modular variant of the Korplug remote access trojan (RAT) that in this case disguises itself as a McAfee antivirus program.

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Data breach hits Whitehead Nursing Home in Northern Ireland

A laptop taken home by an employee of the Whitehead Nursing Home was stolen.

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Three zero-days found in iOS, Apple suggests users update their iPhone

Three zero-days found in iOS, Apple suggests users update their iPhone

Citizen Lab and Lookout researchers detected an active spyware which exploited three iOS zero-day vulnerabilities.

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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.

Black Hat 2016

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