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Smart cars need smart and secure IT/OT Infrastructures

IT can fail. It often does. We restart IT, and life goes on. Hackers can also compromise these same IT systems creating disruptions and causing theft of credentials. All manners of serious consequences result from these compromises. When Operations Technology (OT) fails, the consequence is of a different nature – arguably far more significant and […]

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MacOS LPE Exploit Gives Attackers Root Access

A researcher with the Twitter handle ‘Siguza’ published details of a macOS local privilege escalation vulnerability dating back to 2002 that could give an attacker root access to systems.   This post was originally published on https://threatpost.com/feed/. https://blacklakesecurity.com/macos-lpe-exploit-gives-attackers-root-access/

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How to keep your browser and devices safe from cryptojackers

Cryptojacking makes surfing the web similar to walking through a minefield: you never know when you might land on a booby-trapped site. Stealthy cryptocurrency mining scripts have found their way to a variety of websites – streaming, gaming, online stores, and so on. The craze started with CoinHive, but copycats have soon started popping up […]

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VMware Issues 3 Critical Patches for vSphere Data Protection

VMware released three patches fixing critical vulnerabilities affecting its vSphere cloud computing virtualization platform.   This post was originally published on https://threatpost.com/feed/. https://blacklakesecurity.com/vmware-issues-3-critical-patches-for-vsphere-data-protection/

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Make 2018 your year of taking password security more seriously

The popularity of passwords as a means of authentication is still not waning, so advice on how to opt for passwords that are hard to guess and crack is always timely. Choosing passwords For one, avoid the most often used passwords. SplashData’s most recent list of the top 100 worst passwords (of the past year) […]

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