Monthly Archives: November 2017

With a physical key, Google says it can protect you from nation-state hackers

When two-factor doesn’t cut it against the most sophisticated adversary, Google thinks it has an answer.     By Zack WhittakerNovember 2, 2017 A Feitian-made two-factor physical key. (Image: CNET)       Passwords aren’t perfect — anyone who’s had to reset them after a data breach can tell you that. But neither are biometrics,…
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Oracle pushes out emergency fix for remote system hijack vulnerability

The vulnerability, as bad as it gets, allows attackers to remotely take over enterprise software without authentication.     By Charlie OsborneNovember 1, 2017 File Photo     Oracle has broken its usual quarterly Critical Patch Update (CPU) cycle to release an emergency fix for a vulnerability which allows attackers to access enterprise software remotely…
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This destructive wiper ransomware was used to hide a stealthy hacking campaign

ONI’ ransomware deployed on hundreds of machines in an effort by attackers to cover tracks of ‘Night of the Devil’ campaign – which exploited leaked-NSA exploits.     By Danny Palmer | November 1, 2017 Nawadoln, Getty Images/iStockphoto       Ransomware is being used to hide an elaborate, targeted hacking campaign which went undetected…
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Hilton agrees to $700,000 settlement over data breaches

The hotel chain’s data breaches exposed hundreds of thousands of customer credit card numbers.     By Charlie OsborneNovember 1, 2017   The Hilton hotel chain has agreed to pay $700,000 to settle a claim against the company related to two separate data breaches. On Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said that the Hilton Domestic…
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