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Attackers turn to auto-updating links instead of macros to deliver malware

SANS ISC handler Xavier Mertens has flagged and analyzed a malicious Word file that, somehow, is made to automatically download an additional malicious RTF file, ultimately leading to a RAT infection. What is curious about this particular attack is that it uses an approach that Mertens has never encountered before: the file exploits a Microsoft […]

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Threatpost News Wrap, August 18, 2017

Mike Mimoso and Tom Spring discuss this week’s security news, including a discussion on recent hijacking of popular Chrome extensions and Adobe’s decision to end-of-life Flash Player.   This post was originally published on https://threatpost.com/feed/. https://blacklakesecurity.com/threatpost-news-wrap-august-18-2017/

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New infosec products of the week​: August 18, 2017

New Firebox M Series appliances help SMBs keep up with encrypted traffic WatchGuard Technologies announced hardware upgrades to its Firebox M Series to handle the proliferation of encrypted web traffic. With the new M470, M570 and M670 appliances, users can add additional network modules to increase the number of copper or fiber ports available to […]

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Three barriers to digital IDs on the blockchain

There has been a lot of hype around blockchain technology and the benefits it could potentially bring to a wide variety of verticals, including identity verification. While the benefits are exciting, there are a handful of very important steps that must happen for blockchain-based identity technology to become widely adopted and its full benefits realized. […]

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How security pros look at encryption backdoors

The majority of IT security professionals believe encryption backdoors are ineffective and potentially dangerous, with 91 percent saying cybercriminals could take advantage of government-mandated encryption backdoors. 72 percent of the respondents do not believe encryption backdoors would make their nations safer from terrorists, according to a Venafi survey of 296 IT security pros, conducted at […]

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