Patches

‘Distributed guessing’ attack lets hackers verify Visa card details

Armed with a card number, researchers tricked websites into helping them guess the expiry date and CVV.

Trend Micro places bets on single agent endpoint security

Trend Micro Apex One offers automated detection and response, provides actionable insights and growth opportunities for the channel. 

Instagram security bug inadvertently exposed user passwords

Instagram’s ‘Download Your Data’ tool accidentally put user credentials at risk. What’s particularly worrisome though, is the possibility of Instagram storing passwords in plain text.

Zero-day vulnerability with file-deleting capability found in Windows 10

A security researcher unearthed a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Windows 10. And this one goes beyond altering system files – it actually deletes them.

Cisco unearths 13 'High Impact' IOS vulnerabilities you need to patch now

Cisco has exposed 13 vulnerabilities in its IOS and IOS XE switch and router operating software that the company said should be patched as soon as possible. The vulnerabilities were detailed in Cisco’s twice-yearly dump of IOS exposures and all have a High Impact security rating and should be evaluated by users as soon as possible.

What is Wireshark? What this essential troubleshooting tool does and how to use it

Wireshark is a must-have (and free) network protocol analyzer for any security professional or systems administrator. It's like Jaws, only for packets.

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Top 5 IT tips for remote and mobile teams

In 2015, a vulnerability was detected in WiFi routers in hotel allowing attackers to distribute malware and monitor and record data sent over the network. A laptop is stolen every 53 seconds in the United States. 

Don’t let data security be your Achilles heel in transformation

The ruthless rampage of Cyberattacks is a worrying trend that threatens organizations of all scale. However, it should not slow down the adoption of latest technology offerings. Instead, devise strategies to ensure that security is met along your transformation journey.

How CIOs should respond to a data breach

How prepared is your organisation to deal with the fallout from a cyber attack?

Patch expert calls on Microsoft execs to fix Windows updating

IT admins surveyed by Susan Bradley, who moderates the PatchManagement.org mailing list, said Microsoft's current strategy is failing. So she took their concerns to Microsoft leaders, including CEO Satya Nadella, and asked them to make changes.

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POS security vulnerabilities for retail industry

One of the most publicized POS breaches happened with American retailer, Target in 2013 where 41 million customer payment card accounts and contact information for more than 60 million Target customers were affected.

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3 Common Problems in Vulnerability Management

Vulnerability management is a key process in any information security program and regulatory compliance framework. Why is it that many companies lag behind on patches and updating their systems?