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By: Anthony Gil

Cybersecurity spending soars - This week in cybersecurity

Too busy working to keep up with cybersecurity news this week? Here’s a round-up of the top stories from the cyberscape.

Game of Thrones secrets revealed as HBO Twitter accounts hacked Several HBO Twitter accounts were hacked and taken over by the notorious OurMine hacking group, posting #HBOHacked messages and warnings about security. Read more. How a one man hacking operation was able…
By: Anthony Gil

U.K. ups security laws - This week in cybersecurity

Too busy working to keep up with cybersecurity news this week? Here’s a round-up of the top stories from the cyberscape.

The U.K. government has issued new cybersecurity guidelines for smart cars The British government today issued a new set of guidelines designed to encourage automakers to make vehicles cybersecurity a priority. U.K. Transport Minister Lord Callanan says that as autonomous and…
By: Nick Hall

Zscaler and Chill

Who remembers Blockbuster?  Chances are that you remember visiting a Blockbuster store to browse thousands of film titles, buy some glucose/fructose-laced snacks, and stand disappointed at the counter as the teenager behind the counter tells you that Police Academy: Mission to Moscow still…
By: Viral Gandhi

Mobile App Wall Of Shame: SMS touch

Privacy Leaks

App : SMS touch Price : $1.99 Category : Utility  Platform : iOS                                     Updated : Jul 06, 2015 Version : 4.5 Size : 16 MB Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish Seller: Alco Blom Rated 4+ Background:        …
By: Chris Hodson

Black Hat and DEF CON 2017: A Week to Reflect

Forty-two-degree heat (that’s 107 F), 11 hours on a plane, and 24,000 steps a day: It can only be the week of Black Hat and DEF CON.  As the jetlag kicks in and the dust settles on another action-packed Vegas…
By: Anthony Gil

Hackers are coming - This week in cybersecurity

Too busy working to keep up with cybersecurity news this week? Here’s a round-up of the top stories from the cyberscape.

After China’s crackdown, now Russia is banning VPNs too Russia has banned VPNs and other technology that allows users to gain anonymous access to websites. The new law signed today by President Vladimir Putin goes into effect on Nov. 1 and…
By: Deepen Desai

SSL/TLS-based malware attacks

Sophisticated Malware Strains Using SSL to Encrypt Activity

Malware

Whether you call it SSL, TLS, or HTTPS, you’re talking about what has become the single greatest means for harboring the transmission of malware: encryption. Zscaler operates a globally distributed cloud security platform, and we have found that more than…
By: Anthony Gil

Shoo (fruit)fly, don't bother me - This week in cybersecurity

Too busy working to keep up with cybersecurity news this week? Here’s a round-up of the top stories from the cyberscape.

FruitFly Surveillance Malware Hits American Macs Law enforcement agents are investigating what appears to be a slice of malicious code, dubbed FruitFly, that's been hitting Mac users in recent weeks. According to Forbes, Patrick Wardle, an ex-NSA analyst who now does…

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