Critical Flaws Found in Amazon FreeRTOS IoT Operating System

October 22, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

A security researcher has discovered several critical vulnerabilities in one of the most popular embedded real-time operating systems—called FreeRTOS—and its other variants, exposing a wide range of IoT devices and critical infrastructure systems to hackers. FreeRTOS is a leading open source real-time operating system (RTOS) for embedded systems that has been ported to over 40 […]

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Security Budgets are Rising, But is it Enough?

October 22, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

A majority of companies (54 percent) are worried that they will soon outgrow their security solutions, according to Threat Stack. While budgets are expected to increase by 19 percent over the next two years, organizations are struggling with a disconnect between security and DevOps and are facing difficulties in determining where to allocate this budget […]

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Global IT Spending to Reach $3.8 Trillion in 2019

October 19, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.8 trillion in 2019, an increase of 3.2 percent from expected spending of $3.7 trillion in 2018, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. “While currency volatility and the potential for trade wars are still playing a part in the outlook for IT spending, it is the shift […]

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LibSSH Flaw Allows Hackers to Take Over Servers Without Password

October 19, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

A four-year-old severe vulnerability has been discovered in the Secure Shell (SSH) implementation library known as Libssh that could allow anyone to completely bypass authentication and gain unfettered administrative control over a vulnerable server without requiring a password. The security vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2018-10933, is an authentication-bypass issue that was introduced in Libssh version 0.6 […]

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The Benefits of Automated Cloud Management

October 18, 2018 Published in: Cloud Author: Vedran Bozicevic

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With the proliferation of cloud deployments among enterprises in last few years, the need for cloud management has increased dramatically. Organizations need ways to keep their cloud environments under control. This is especially true in multi-cloud deployment models. In order to keep financial, operational, and performance targets on track, organizations need to have a deep […]

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New Threat Group Conducts Malwareless Cyber Espionage

October 15, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Cybercriminals seeking to avoid detection by antimalware defenses have increasingly begun using legitimate hacking tools and tactics — in addition to their own malware — to break into enterprise networks and literally hide in plain sight. Now a new and likely state-sponsored threat group has emerged that isn’t using any custom malware at all. Instead, […]

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Imperva to Be Acquired by Thoma Bravo for $2.1 Billion

October 15, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

ecurity vendor Imperva has announced an agreement to be acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo. Imperva will operate as a privately held company when the deal, valued at approximately $2.1 billion, closes at the end of 2018 or beginning of 2019. Imperva shareholders will receive $55.75 per share in cash on closing. The purchase […]

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Identity Spoofing is the Most Prevalent Attack Vector for the Gaming and Gambling Industry

October 12, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

A new ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Report revealed that identity spoofing, fuelled by stolen identity data, is the most prevalent attack vector for the gaming and gambling industry. It also pinpointed a marked growth in location (IP) spoofing attacks. In the second quarter, location spoofing became the fastest growing attack vector in the space, increasing 257% year-on-year. […]

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Google+ is Shutting Down After a Vulnerability Exposed 500,000 Users’ Data

October 12, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Google is going to shut down its social media network Google+ after the company suffered a massive data breach that exposed the private data of hundreds of thousands of Google Plus users to third-party developers. According to the tech giant, a security vulnerability in one of Google+’s People APIs allowed third-party developers to access data […]

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Chinese Spying Chips Found Hidden On Servers Used By US Companies

October 5, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

A media report today revealed details of a significant supply chain attack which appears to be one of the largest corporate espionage and hardware hacking programs from a nation-state. According to a lengthy report published today by Bloomberg, a tiny surveillance chip, not much bigger than a grain of rice, has been found hidden in […]

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