Security Alerts




How Can Automation Improve Security?

A prior Secplicity blog post explored the potential of cloud security. Automation is one of the most important reasons to move applications to the cloud. By design, third-party cloud platforms can automate manual tasks to deploy, monitor and maintain systems (more…)

April 21, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

Does Your New Virtual Assistant Device Pose a Security Risk?

Hey Siri, do “always listening” virtual assistants carry serious security and privacy risks? According a recent?CSO Online article, nearly 50 percent of IT professionals think so (more…)

April 21, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

Stuxnet’s Legacy Lives On

It’s alive! Most people in the cyber security community are all-too-familiar with “Stuxnet” – the infamous worm that used Microsoft Windows vulnerabilities to target an Iranian nuclear program. According to a recent Ars Technic article, one of these bugs is still being exploited even though it was first disclosed and patched way back in 2010.?In […] Read More – Stuxnet’s Legacy Lives On (more…)

April 20, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

Voicemail Phishing Email – Daily Security Byte

Today’s Daily Security Byte is a little different. Rather than sharing an information security news story, I quickly highlight a relatively common phishing email WatchGuard researchers have?encountered. (more…)

April 20, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

You Can Now Take Your Business Outdoors with a Ruggedized Access Point from WatchGuard

Wireless networks are an integral part of any business environment. ?Exceedingly, more organizations are taking advantage of outdoor access points not only to increase their coverage areas, but to provide the hotspot experiences users have come to expect while out and about.? Social network authentication and custom splash pages allow visitors to engage with brands […] Read More – You Can Now Take Your Business Outdoors with a Ruggedized Access Point from WatchGuard (more…)

April 20, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

Punycode Phishing – Daily Security Byte

Punycode is one of the ways to represent the Unicode character set using limited ASCII characters, and Unicode is an extended character set used to represent many other types of non-alpha numeric characters. Unfortunately, a Chinese research found vulnerabilities in the way Chrome and Firefox handle punycode that could allow attackers to create some pretty […] Read More – Punycode Phishing – Daily Security Byte (more…)

April 19, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

ShadowBroker SMB 0day? – Daily Security Byte

Last week, I warned you that The Shadow Brokers released their second big dump of NSA hacking tools. At the time, the only thing of interest researchers had found were Solaris exploits. However, last weekend other researchers claimed to have found some serious, zero day vulnerabilities in Windows’ SMB file sharing services (more…)

April 19, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

What ‘Ghost in the Shell’ can teach you about cybersecurity

Minus hacking people’s brains (we don’t have that technology…yet), there are some very real cybersecurity lessons to be learned from the recent cyberpunk movie ‘Ghost in the Shell’ (GitS).?WatchGuard Technologies?CTO?Corey Nachreiner?explains six of these real-world security lessons that modern-day hackers and future cyborgs can learn from GitS in a recent GeekWire?article. (more…)

April 18, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

New ShadowBroker Leak – Daily Security Byte

Last August, a mysterious hacking organization called The Shadow Brokers leaked a trove of hacking tools that they allegedly stole from the NSA’s Equation Group. They gave away one collection of tools for free, but also shared another encrypted collection that they tried to auction off to the highest bidder. Apparently, no one took the […] Read More – New ShadowBroker Leak – Daily Security Byte (more…)

April 14, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts