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Social Security Administration’s Second Attempt at 2FA Fails Federal Government’s Own Standards, Not Secure

This post was originally published on this siteThe Social Security Administration (SSA) recently instituted its latest precautions to identify threats and protect citizens’ information by making two-factor authentication mandatory for all users. This basic security layer is invariably better than nothing, but it places the burden on the customer to ensure their account is secure, […]

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Following the Money Hobbled vDOS Attack-for-Hire Service

This post was originally published on this siteA new report proves the value of following the money in the fight against dodgy cybercrime services known as “booters” or “stressers” — virtual hired muscle that can be rented to knock nearly any website offline. Last fall, two 18-year-old Israeli men were arrested for allegedly running vDOS, perhaps the most […]

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WannaCry and Jaff: Two Different Malware Attacks with A Common Goal

This post was originally published on this siteOn Friday, May 12, the Infoblox Intelligence Unit observed not one but two separate ransomware attacks — both using different distribution capabilities and malware. While the two ransomware attacks were not related, it’s becoming evident that the rise in this form of malware is growing exponentially, creating a […]

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Malware: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

This post was originally published on this siteUSB was game changing when it was introduced in the late 90’s. The ability to plug a new device into your computer, without needing to shut it down first changed our lives forever. Today, we take this for granted, and are constantly attaching and removing devices without a […]

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OneLogin: Breach Exposed Ability to Decrypt Data

This post was originally published on this siteOneLogin, an online service that lets users manage logins to sites and apps from a single platform, says it has suffered a security breach in which customer data was compromised, including the ability to decrypt encrypted data. Headquartered in San Francisco, OneLogin provides single sign-on and identity management […]

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