Published by Michele Drolet, CEO of Towerwall Proper analysis will flag suspicious behavior and allow the IT department to assess the threat and take action to close it down Cybercriminals are employing more sophisticated techniques all the time and far too many companies and organizations still don’t have the protection they really need to safeguard … Continue reading How to Expose Cyber-Attacks and Combat Threats
Earlier this week a colleague pointed out an intriguing phishing sample that he had come across. It was interesting not because of any great sophistication or complexity, but rather that it illustrated the reuse of an old social engineering trick. The brand being targeted in the phish campaign is Poste Italiane, a well-known Italian group … Continue reading Towerwall Information Security Alert Vol 13.50 – Making phishing more complex – on purpose
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Cyber-attacks take many forms, from cybercrime, to hacktivism, to cyber warfare, and espionage. We’re all used to hearing about phishing attacks and the threat of malware, but organized cyber-attacks perpetrated by groups with political motivations, and sometimes affiliated with foreign governments, are on the rise, and they could represent a much graver threat. Major concerns … Continue reading Could Syria Launch a Major Cyberattack Against the U.S.?
Cybercriminals are employing more sophisticated techniques all the time and far too many companies and organizations still don’t have the protection they really need to safeguard their systems. The prevalence of targeted attacks and advanced persistent threats (APTs) is disturbing. The risk is that security is breached, typically through manipulation of employees using a technique … Continue reading How Can you Expose Targeted Attacks and Combat APTs?
Windows admins will have their hands full with the large number of security updates in this month’s Patch Tuesday. There are fixes for 47 vulnerabilities in 13 bulletins for September’s Patch Tuesday cycle. Four of this month’s bulletins are critical. This year’s total for bulletins is up to 79, a considerable increase from 62 at … Continue reading Critical fixes for Office, Outlook and IE in September Patch Tuesday
While millions of mobile users are anticipating the launch of the new iPhone (5S and 5C), cybercriminals are already making their move to distribute spam that promise to give away the said devices for free, in the guise of a contest. We saw samples of spammed messages that attempted to spoof an Apple Store email … Continue reading Phone 5S Phishing Mail Arrives in time for launch.
10. Malware Is On The Rise The threat of malware on mobile platforms is growing steadily as more cybercriminals target mobile devices in increasingly sophisticated ways. 9. BYOD Is A Challenge There are obvious benefits to the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) trend, but it also creates IT challenges and exposes your company to new … Continue reading 10 Things I Know About… Mobile Security
Researchers have spotted the first in-the-wild apps to exploit a critical Android vulnerability allowing attackers to inject malicious code into legitimate programs without invalidating their digital signature. The two apps, distributed on unofficial Android marketplaces in China, help people find doctors and make appointments, according to a blog post published Tuesday by researchers from security … Continue reading First malicious apps to exploit critical Android bug found in the wild
The overwhelming advantages of cloud-based file storage are not in dispute. You have an automatic backup of your files, which can be accessed on any device, at any time. Small amounts of storage are generally free, and large swathes of server space are coming down in price all the time. They absolve your business from … Continue reading Views from the Inside: Is your data safe with free cloud services? (guest post)