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Word-based Malware Attack Doesn’t Use Macros

Malicious e-mail attachments used in this campaign don’t display any warnings when opened and silently install malware.   This post was originally published on https://threatpost.com/feed/. https://blacklakesecurity.com/word-based-malware-attack-doesnt-use-macros/

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New EU Privacy Law May Weaken Security

Companies around the globe are scrambling to comply with new European privacy regulations that take effect a little more than three months from now. But many security experts are worried that the changes being ushered in by the rush to adhere to the law may make it more difficult to track down cybercriminals and less […]

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IoT botnet bypasses firewalls to get to ZyXEL modems

NewSky Security’s honeypots have detected a new IoT botnet in the making. The botnet was named DoubleDoor, as it leverages two distinct backdoors to get to the target: ZyXEL PK5001Z modems. The DoubleDoor attacks What’s interesting about this particular botnet is that it’s ready to pass an extra layer of security to get to the […]

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7 steps security leaders can take to deal with Spectre and Meltdown

Security and risk management leaders must take a pragmatic and risk-based approach to the ongoing threats posed by an entirely new class of vulnerabilities, according to Gartner. Spectre and Meltdown are the code names given to different strains of a new class of attacks that target an underlying exploitable design implementation inside the majority of […]

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Why do we need a risk-based approach to authentication?

20 years ago, everyone worked at a desktop workstation hardwired into an office building. This made network security simple and organizations felt they could depend on the time-tested method of the trusted perimeter. Firewalls were relied on to keep out external threats, and anything within the network was considered secure and safe. Today, however, the […]

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