NSA joins chorus urging Windows users to patch ‘BlueKeep’

The alert comes on the heels of Microsoft’s second advisory calling on people to take action before it’s too late. The United States’ National Security Agency (NSA) has issued a rare alert urging Windows users and administrators to waste no time in patching the critical ‘BlueKeep’ security flaw in older Windows systems. “This is the … More NSA joins chorus urging Windows users to patch ‘BlueKeep’

Patch now! Why the BlueKeep vulnerability is a big deal

What you need to know about the critical security hole that could enable the next WannaCryptor. Remember the panic that hit organizations around the world on May 12th, 2017 when machine after machine displayed the WannaCryptor ransom screen? Well, we might have a similar incident on our hands in the coming days, weeks or months … More Patch now! Why the BlueKeep vulnerability is a big deal

NSA’s EternalBlue exploit reaching new heights since WannaCryptor outbreak

Attack attempts involving the USA’s National Security Agency’s exploit are in hundreds of thousands daily. It has been two years since EternalBlue opened the door to one of the nastiest ransomware outbreaks in history, known as WannaCryptor (or WannaCry). Since the now-infamous malware incident, attempts to use the exploit have only been growing in prevalence. Currently … More NSA’s EternalBlue exploit reaching new heights since WannaCryptor outbreak

Huge ransomware outbreak disrupts IT systems worldwide, WannaCryptor to blame

That escalated quickly! For those of you who did not read any news on Friday (or had your heads in the sand), you need to know that a massive tidal wave of malware just struck Planet Earth, creating gigantic waves in the information security sphere and even bigger waves for the victims. The culprit? A piece of ransomware, … More Huge ransomware outbreak disrupts IT systems worldwide, WannaCryptor to blame

Over half of US citizens ‘have experienced a data breach’

The Pew Research Center has found that over half of American citizens have been victims of data breaches in recent years. The online security survey, released on 26 January this year, revealed that 64% of adults in the US have either reported or were notified of a data breach that had impacted their personal data. … More Over half of US citizens ‘have experienced a data breach’

Snowden: 4 big security and privacy assumptions he undermined

Oliver Stone’s movie about Edward Snowden, which opens on Friday, September 16th, 2016, has a lot of people looking back at one of the biggest information security breaches in US history, the one we learned about in June, 2013. That’s when the UK-based Guardian newspaper published classified information about the mass electronic surveillance activities of … More Snowden: 4 big security and privacy assumptions he undermined

NSA and Wall Street: online activity shrinks, changes post-Snowden

Our recent survey about consumer opinion in the wake of the Snowden revelations about mass NSA electronic surveillance suggests that the economic implications could be deeper than experts have yet acknowledged, including negative impact on corporate profits and GDP. At the same time, like every economic challenge, the NSA revelations present some interesting opportunities for … More NSA and Wall Street: online activity shrinks, changes post-Snowden