380,000 payment cards stolen at hack on British Airways
A hack on British Airways put 380,000 payment cards at risk. The hack took place between 21 August and 5 September. According to the airline, the problem has now been solved. The police and affected customers have been notified.
The airline is still investigating the hack, reports The Guardian. Duri... Read more
New Fortinet solution FortiNAC provides overview and grip on IoT devices
Fortinet has made the new FortniNAC solution available. It is a network access controller that combines network segmentation with automated countermeasures to secure IoT environments. The company believes that this is a desirable solution, as the growth of insecure IoT devices without a user interfa... Read more
Google wants to get rid of the URL completely
Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), the online addresses that are a bit like one of the most important ways of surfing the Internet, have an important problem. Because they have a complex structure, malicious people can easily exploit them. Google wants to do something about that.
Now it is easy for a... Read more
Man remains the weakest link in any security system
People remain the weak link in any security system. A new investigation has shown that the vast majority of security incidents can be traced back to the personnel. In the case of a self-reported data breach, the chance is seven times greater that the leak is due to human error than that a hacker was... Read more
“Nearly 400,000 websites are at risk of hacking through open .git folders.
According to Czech security researcher VladimÃr Smitka, almost 400,000 websites are at risk of being hacked. The reason is that the pages have an open .git folder. It concerns /.git/HEAD, which should not be publicly accessible.
This is dangerous because it allows malicious parties to access cur... Read more
Hackers abuse legitimate Windows tools to steal information
Attackers increasingly use legitimate tools or run simple scripts and shell code directly in memory. These living off the land tactics are less likely to be detected by traditional malware protection, Symantec warns.
By carrying out an attack using software and processes that are already present on ... Read more
In 2019, more IT budget will be spent on cybersecurity.
Next year, the IT department of companies will have a larger budget. Most of the money will be spent on cyber security measures. Tech Pro Research reports this in a new research report. According to the report, more than half of the organisations will invest more money in the IT department.
By far t... Read more
IoT botnet Hakai focuses on routers from D-Link, Huawei and Realtek.
After having grown in silence for some time, a new IoT botnet is now slowly making its presence felt. According to security researchers, the Hakai IoT botnet targets routers from D-Link, Huawei and Realtek. Slowly the network grows in size.
Hakai (the Japanese word for destruction) was first discove... Read more
Concerns about Chinese manufacturer of Google’s Titan Security Key
Last week, Google announced that the Titan Security Key would finally be available to everyone. The physical security key provides a two-step verification that would not be susceptible to phishing. But now it turns out that the key is produced in China and there are concerns about its safety.
Mother... Read more