Security Alerts




Ccleaner Supply-chain Attack – Daily Security Byte

Ccleaner is one of the most widely used Windows maintenance programs out there, with over 2 billion downloads. In fact, it was a utility that even I used often before moving to OS X. (more…)

September 20, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

Know Thy Enemy: The Politically Inspired Cyber Attacker

Understanding the motivations and methods of today’s hackers is vital for establishing an effective defense against them. Knowing what they’re after, whom they target, and how they conduct business all help shed light on the resources needed to protect your businesses. (more…)

September 20, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

Without Correlation, You Could Be Missing Threats

Organizations face a wave of increasingly advanced and evasive malware. Hackers are leveraging zero-days, encrypted communication channels, kernel-level rootkits, and evasion techniques to sneak past network defenses undetected. Daylighting malware in this virulent threat landscape can prove daunting, and so we are starting to see solutions that combine the powers of multiple services in order […] Read More – Without Correlation, You Could Be Missing Threats (more…)

September 19, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

CRN Honors WatchGuard CEO and WatchGuardONE Channel Program

Earlier this year, CRN awarded WatchGuard a five-star rating in its?2017 Partner Program Guide. (more…)

September 19, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

Avast’s CCleaner Update Distributes Malware to Millions

This morning,?The Verge?reported an unusual attack on CCleaner, the flagship application of Avast-owned Piriform.?According to security researchers at Cisco Talos, hackers injected malware into the app’s software update, which was then downloaded by 2.27 million users.?CCleaner’s primary function is to perform routine maintenance?and cleanup?on?PCs, in?addition to offering other privacy protections. (more…)

September 18, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

BlueBorne Bluetooth Vulnerabilities – Daily Security Byte

Imagine this nightmare wireless attack scenario. A guest walks into your offices not realizing his mobile wireless device is already infected with malware that spreads wirelessly (more…)

September 18, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

Microsoft Patches 0day – Daily Security Byte

Every month, Microsoft and Adobe both release all their security updates for various software products on the second Tuesday of the month. (more…)

September 16, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

Is the iPhone X’s Facial Recognition System a Security Risk?

Unless you were hiding under a rock this Tuesday, you probably heard Apple’s big announcement about the iPhone X. The most important part of that announcement for the security community was that Apple is getting rid of the Home button and its fingerprint ID in favor of a facial recognition system in the new iPhone […] Read More – Is the iPhone X’s Facial Recognition System a Security Risk? (more…)

September 15, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

“Leaky X” iOS 0day – Daily Security Byte

If you check your Exchange email from an iPhone, on an open Wi-Fi network, you may be offering your Exchange credentials to everyone else on that network. A researcher named James Litwin has disclosed a new iOS vulnerability he calls Leaky X. According to Litwin, the iOS mail app sends unencrypted credentials to Exchange servers […] Read More – “Leaky X” iOS 0day – Daily Security Byte (more…)

September 13, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

How to Defend Against JavaScript Malware

For several quarters in a row, malicious JavaScript has made up a significant portion of the malware blocked by WatchGuard’s Firebox UTM appliances according to our?Internet Security Report. (more…)

September 13, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts