If you are a Linux user you might want to keep an extra eye on your systems and be ready to patch — as soon as patches do become available that is. Google researchers this week made public seven vulnerabilities they uncovered in the Linux DNS software package Dnsmasq.
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Thousands of Apple Macs vulnerable to un-patched firmware, regardless of operating system patching levels. The security firm Duo Labs recently set out to study the security of Mac firmware, more specifically the EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) in Macs for the past three years. Think of EFI as the modern BIOS (Basic Input / Output System) manages the boot process of a computer system as well as communications between the operating system and other devices such as video, keyboard, printers, and mice.
As of 2017, a single cyber incident can put a small company out of business, according to new research by Ponemon Institute. The findings confirm Bitdefender’s predictions for 2017 that targeted attacks would increase due to poor security of corporate networks.
While most eyes interested in cybersecurity for the past two weeks have been focused upon (and for good reason) the Equifax breach, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continued its pressure on medical device manufacturers to build security into product design — just as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned the medical community of eight vulnerabilities in Smiths medical wireless infusion pumps.
One of the biggest consumer credit reporting agencies in the United States is learning a harsh lesson. A massive breach that affected personal information of 143 million U.S. consumers has led to the forced retirement of Equifax’s chief information officer and chief security officer, a 13 percent drop in market valuation, several class action lawsuits and a deterioration in public trust.
The second rule of data breaches should be (the first being don’t have one) to stop doing harm. On this account, Experian failed considerably.