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SMBs Can Potentially Compromise Enterprise IT Security: Cisco Report

Enterprise organisations don’t just do business with each other. They often procure goods and services from SMBs. But these partnerships with SMBs could compromise their IT security, according to a report by networking vendor Cisco.


Linux Bug Gives Attackers Access To PCs, Servers and Android Devices

A zero-day vulnerability on the Linux operating system that gives attackers unbridled access to PCs, servers and a majority of Android devices has been found. The security flaw affects machines running version Linux 3.8 or higher. Given that version 3.8 was released in 2013, the security flaw has existed for nearly three years.


Android Malware Now Steals Voice-Based Two Factor Authentication Details

In order to protect themselves from hackers, some financial institutions have started using two-factor authentication systems that use deliver one-time passcodes (OTP) through voice calls rather through SMS. But an updated version of a Trojan malware called Android.Bankosy can now steal voice delivered passwords, according to research by security vendor Symantec. Here’s how it works.


What To Do About OpenSSH's Critial Security Bug

OpenSSH, a suite of programs used to secure network connections, was found to have a serious vulnerability that could trick client computers into leaking private cryptographic keys last week. Here’s what you need to know and what you need to do if you are using OpenSSH.


Sophos Releases Free Antivirus For Windows Users

There’s already a nice selection of free antivirus programs available for the discerning user, but it’s hard to say no to a new entry. Sophos already has a free product available on OS X and it’s recently dipped its toes into Windows’ waters.


WhatsApp Voicemail Malware Strikes Again

There have been several known cases of malware campaigns targeting users of the popular instant messaging app WhatsApp in the last few years. Yet another one has emerged which lures victims into downloading a virus by claiming they have a WhatsApp voicemail waiting for them. Here’s how to avoid falling for this latest scam.


Governments Undermining Encryption Do More Harm Than Good

Western governments, notably the UK and the US, are pushing the software industry to open “backdoors” into our encrypted communications. The argument touted by government agencies for nearly 20 years is that terrorists use strong encryption to hide their communications, therefore we should ban strong encryption. We look at why this is a flawed argument.


Buying More Security Products Won't Keep Your IT Safe

Security vendors are constantly bringing out new offerings aimed at protecting organisations from the ever growing threat of cyberattacks. But it’s not a numbers game and snapping up all of the latest and “greatest” security products won’t guarantee your business will be protected from cybercriminals.


Microsoft Issues Fix For Critical Security Bugs In Office For Windows and Mac OS

Microsoft has brought out patches for critical security vulnerabilities in multiple versions of its Office productivity software suite that allows attackers to run malicious code through specially crafted Office files. The security flaws affect Office running on Windows and Mac operating systems. Here are the details.


Trend Micro Patches Anti-Virus Product After Being Blasted By Google Researcher

Antivirus vendor Trend Micro patched its anti-virus offering after being told off by a respected Google security researcher about the severity of the vulnerability. The security flaw allowed the execution of malicious code and passwords stored on the Password Manager component of the Trend Micro antivirus product. The issue was flagged by the researcher, Tavis Ormandy, who became frustrated with the vendor’s sluggish response.


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