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Wicked Botnet Uses Passel of Exploits to Target IoT

The code is integrated with at least three exploits that target unpatched IoT devices, including closed-circuit cameras and Netgear routers.   This post was originally published on https://threatpost.com/feed/. https://blacklakesecurity.com/wicked-botnet-uses-passel-of-exploits-to-target-iot/

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The ethical and legal dilemmas of threat researchers

Threat intelligence is mainstreaming into a de-facto everyday tool of cyber-defense. But all that intelligence must be collected, analyzed, and prepared by someone. Enter threat researchers, the advanced scouts of cybersecurity. They are becoming more numerous and conspicuous as more intelligence on illicit hacker activity is demanded. Threat researchers trawl through the dark web, pick […]

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Are you ready for the GDPR deadline?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance deadline looms four days away, but only 29 percent of companies will be ready, according to a new global survey by ISACA. Not only are most unprepared for the deadline, but only around half of the companies surveyed (52 percent) expect to be compliant by end-of-year 2018, and […]

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Don’t let attackers worm their way in: Increase password security

Passwords are inherently the weakest form of authentication, yet they remain the most prevalent. Many organizations realize that moving beyond this single point of vulnerability is required but replacing passwords or adding multi-factor authentication (MFA) to all use cases can be daunting if not impossible. As such, it is undoubtedly important to enforce strong password […]

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PCI Security Standards Council publishes PCI DSS 3.2.1

PCI DSS version 3.2.1 replaces version 3.2 to account for effective dates and SSL/early TLS migration deadlines that have passed. No new requirements are added in PCI DSS 3.2.1. PCI DSS 3.2 remains valid through 31 December 2018 and will be retired as of 1 January 2019. “This update is designed to eliminate any confusion […]

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