“Political campaigns — particularly in the US — have shown multiple security vulnerabilities in recent times, and with just nine months until Election Day, concerns about hackers and data loss are at an all-time high.” Read More Here: https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/11/google-free-titan-security-keys-secure-political-campaigns
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Democrats Create an Insecure Election Ap...
Please have an expert check your websites/apps before you launch them. Unbelievable! “This decision by the DNC to double down on insecure technological solutions to problems that don’t exist just four years after it got spectacularly hacked by Russia indicates two things: The Democratic establishment learned absolutely nothing from that hack, and it is dangerously […]
New York Set to Stop Agencies From Using...
Soon there might be a serious penalty for not securing your municipality’s tech in NY. State legislators have proposed a law that says taxpayer funds can’t pay for ransomeware fines. “Two New York state senators have proposed bills that prevent municipalities and government agencies using taxpayer dollars to pay ransomware demands.” Read More Here: https://secalerts.co/article/new-york-set-to-stop-government-agencies-using-taxpayer-dollars-to-pay-ransomware-demands/64747e68
Hackers are defacing US websites with pr...
They are targeting WordPress and PHP based sites. Keep safe out there! “They’re people with a security awareness who operate in Iran, typically teenagers and young men in their 20s, who are engaged in security and the hacker scene,” Meyers told The Verge. “They largely engage in defacement and tend to be more focused on web-based […]
Ransomware attacks on more than 900 US a...
Fact is the part-time IT guy that upgrades your municipality’s computers is not equipped to handle current cybersecurity threats! Hire a professional cybersecurity firm to check your network/computers, train your staff on phishing and harden the security on your website! “The cyberattacks on US organizations include 103 federal, state and municipal governments and agencies, as […]
New Orleans hit by ransomware
Yikes! – “Out of an abundance of caution, all employees were immediately alerted to power down computers, unplug devices & disconnect from the city’s WiFi,” said Beau Tidwell, a spokesman for New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell. Read More Here: https://www.zdnet.com/article/new-orleans-hit-by-ransomware-city-employees-told-to-turn-off-computers/
Two Russian hackers charged in sweeping ...
“Federal prosecutors have filed charges against two Russian nationals accused of carrying out one of the largest cybercrime sprees in history, orchestrating a string of attacks on computer systems in the United States and targeting victims in at least 11 states.” Read More Here: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/feds-charge-two-russian-hackers-malware-attack-u-s-bank-n1096426
WAF through the eyes of hackers
This is a great deep dive into Web Application Firewalls and their limitations. “In general, WAF is a modern security solution, and it won’t hurt having it with your web applications. Although today, it can only hinder the process of vulnerability search and exploitation, but it cannot protect from them altogether. As thing stand, this […]