Security Alerts




Apple Patches iOS BroadPwn – Daily Security Byte

This week, Apple published their security updates for the month of July. These patches fix many security flaws in all Apple’s operating systems, including serious remote code execution vulnerabilities. The iOS update in particular fixes a well-publicized vulnerability called BroadPwn, which could allow attackers to take over any iPhone if they are within wireless range. (more…)

July 21, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

Create Firewall Rules with Python and the WatchGuard Fireware CLI

A past Secplicity post explains how to automate deployment of a WatchGuard Firebox Cloud on AWS. The related GitHub repository includes some Python code that configures the Firebox via the WatchGuard Fireware CLI (Command Line Interface). The code runs in an AWS Lambda function, which is a way to execute source code without setting up […] Read More – Create Firewall Rules with Python and the WatchGuard Fireware CLI (more…)

July 20, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

The Dark Web Takes a Page from the Corporate Playbook

Cybercriminals are becoming more efficient and organized online. The dark web, a term that means the parts of the Internet that require specific software, configurations or authorization to access and often sell illegal goods and services, is evolving into a full-fledged business (more…)

July 20, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

The Ultimate DEF CON Badge Challenge: Can you solve the puzzle?

In a few weeks, the Black Hat and DEF CON infosec and hacking conferences will kick off in Las Vegas with the normal conference lineup of panels, keynote speeches, training sessions, networking and vendor booths. But, did you know that DEF CON also hosts an elaborate, underground puzzle challenge that requires teamwork, hacking chops, cryptographic […] Read More – The Ultimate DEF CON Badge Challenge: Can you solve the puzzle? (more…)

July 20, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

4 Wi-Fi Services that Add Business Value

As a company that sells exclusively through the channel, WatchGuard gets constant requests for new Wi-Fi services and capabilities from our MSP channel partners. Since our target market is SMBs and distributed enterprises, their Wi-Fi needs are a bit different from larger enterprises (more…)

July 18, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

Black Hat Badge Puzzle Challenge – Daily Security Byte

Every summer, tens of thousands of hackers and information security enthusiasts make a journey to the Last Vegas strip for the Black Hat and DEF CON security conferences. (more…)

July 18, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

Verizon Pin Leak – Daily Security Byte

Another company has leaked millions of customer records. This time, however, hackers weren’t to blame. (more…)

July 14, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

July Patches and NTLM 0day – Daily Security Byte

It never fails. Well… almost never. The second Tuesday is both Microsoft and Adobe’s monthly security Patch Day. (more…)

July 12, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

Auto-Blocking Suspicious Hosts Found in Traffic Logs

Many attackers and hosts infected with malware try to infect other hosts by scanning networks for open ports exposed to the Internet. After finding an open port, a malicious third party will attack software running on that port using known vulnerabilities. (more…)

July 11, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts