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Tech Firms Team Up to Take Down ‘WireX’ Android DDoS Botnet

A half dozen technology and security companies — some of them competitors — issued the exact same press release today. This unusual level of cross-industry collaboration caps a successful effort to dismantle ‘WireX,’ an extraordinary new crime machine comprising tens of thousands of hacked Android mobile devices that was used this month to launch a series of massive […]

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Integrating GDPR into your day to day IT practices

GDPR, four letters that when combined strike fear into the heart of any sysadmin. Luckily, there is quite some time before it comes into force, which means getting into the habit of complying should be natural by 25th May 2018. My default position on these types of regulations are to consider it from a consumer’s […]

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Know your adversary: Focus on social engineering

In this podcast recorded at Black Hat USA 2017, Tim Roberts, Senior Security Consultant at NTT Security, talks about social engineering and emphasizes the importance of security awareness and security culture. Here’s a transcript of the podcast for your convenience. Hi, my name is Tim Roberts. I work for NTT Security Threats Services Group. We […]

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Is Your Mobile Carrier Your Weakest Link?

More online services than ever now offer two-step authentication — requiring customers to complete a login using their phone or other mobile device after supplying a username and password. But with so many services relying on your mobile for that second factor, there has never been more riding on the security of your mobile account. Below are […]

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Week in review: Android Oreo security, hacking robots, DDoS attacks on the rise

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news, podcasts and articles: Judge limits DOJ’s search of anti-Trump website data On Thursday, District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Robert Morin ruled that DreamHost must comply with the narrowed warrant, but has further limited the government’s access to the asked-for data, in order to […]

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