5 useful search engines for internet‑connected devices and services

A roundup of some of the handiest tools that security professionals can use to search for and monitor devices that are accessible from the internet. Internet security is a constant concern for technology and cybersecurity professionals. With the ever-increasing number of online devices and services, it is important to have a clear and accurate view … More 5 useful search engines for internet‑connected devices and services

New Google ZIP domains spark debate among cybersecurity experts

According to Bleeping Computer*, Cybersecurity researchers and IT admins have raised concerns over Google’s new ZIP and MOV Internet domains, warning that threat actors could use them for phishing attacks and malware delivery. Earlier this month, Google introduced eight new top-level domains (TLD) that could be purchased for hosting websites or email addresses. The new … More New Google ZIP domains spark debate among cybersecurity experts

Meet “AI”, your new colleague: could it expose your company’s secrets?

Before rushing to embrace the LLM-powered “hire”, make sure your organization has safeguards in place to avoid putting its business and customer data at risk. Chatbots powered by large language models (LLMs) are not just the world’s new favorite pastime. The technology is increasingly being recruited to boost workers’ productivity and efficiency, and given its … More Meet “AI”, your new colleague: could it expose your company’s secrets?

You may not care where you download software from, but malware does

Why do people still download files from sketchy places and get compromised as a result? One of the pieces of advice that security practitioners have been giving out for the past couple of decades, if not longer, is that you should only download software from reputable sites. As far as computer security advice goes, this … More You may not care where you download software from, but malware does

Microsoft is scanning the inside of password-protected zip files for malware

According to Ars Technica*, Microsoft cloud services are scanning for malware by peeking inside users’ zip files, even when they’re protected by a password, several users reported on Mastodon on Monday. Compressing file contents into archived zip files has long been a tactic threat actors use to conceal malware spreading through email or downloads. Eventually, … More Microsoft is scanning the inside of password-protected zip files for malware