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Rapid7 demystifies penetration testing

A deep dive into penetration testing -- the choices made and some surprising findings

IBM Security to buy risk-visualization firm Agile 3 Solutions

IBM Security plans to buy San Francisco-based Agile 3 Solutions, which makes software for visualizing data risk for analysis by senior executives.

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DARPA wants to create secure data-sharing tech

Proposals needed to help secure shared data in remote areas on handheld devices

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Cybersecurity standards and guidelines -- are you just checking the boxes?

While it is important for any organization to adopt a cybersecurity standard, just checking all of the boxes on one will not make you secure.

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As authentication options blossom, startup tries to simplify deployment

A startup with a strong pedigree is trying to address the problem that businesses have keeping up with the ever-increasing options for authentication.

Fortinet embraces Cisco, HPE, Nokia

Fortinet is adding Cisco, HPE and Nokia to its stable of partners whose security gear can share information with Fortinet products to improve overall security.

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Trump offers cybersecurity warning: 'No computer is safe'

President-elect Donald Trump weighed in on IT security at a New Year's Eve party, suggesting that the best way to keep secrets from hackers is a huge air gap.

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Fraud detection firm outs $1B Russian ad-fraud gang

A $1 billion Russia-based criminal gang has been bilking online advertisers by impersonating high-profile Web sites like ESPN, Vogue, CBS Sports, Fox News and the Huffington Post and selling phony ad slots, but that’s about to end.

Updates and more on the Netgear router vulnerability

On December 9, 2016 we first learned of a command injection vulnerability in some Netgear routers. In the worst case, simply viewing a malicious web page could result in your router being hacked. What follows is a recap and expansion...

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Netgear starts patching routers affected by a critical flaw

Networking device manufacturer Netgear released firmware updates for several router models in order to patch a critical vulnerability that's publicly known and could be exploited by hackers.

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Malicious online ads expose millions to possible hack

Since October, millions of internet users have been exposed to malicious code served from the pixels in tainted banner ads meant to install other forms of malware, according to security firm ESET.

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Behavior analytics tools for cybersecurity move into enterprises

Behavior analytics is one of the more recent buzzwords in enterprise cybersecurity, with more than 35 vendors competing for customers. One vendor, Darktrace, is using machine learning to detect network threats.

Blame the ISPs rather than the routers

The latest attacks on routers show Internet Service Providers failed in multiple ways.

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HPE rolls out products to enable IoT adoption

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced several software and hardware products to more securely manage the exploding universe of Internet of Things devices.

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Upgraded Mirai botnet disrupts Deutsche Telekom by infecting routers

A new version of Mirai -- a malware that’s been enslaving poorly secured IoT devices -- has found a new victim: vulnerable internet routers from Germany’s Deutsche Telekom.

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Japanese government denies report that its defense forces were hacked

Japanese government officials have denied reports that a secure network used by the country's defense forces was attacked earlier this year.

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Hackers can abuse LTE protocols to knock phones off networks

The new Diameter protocol that LTE mobile networks use to communicate with each other can still be abused to launch attacks against users if operators don't take additional security measures, researchers showed.

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Gartner: Despite DDoS attacks, don’t give up on Dyn or DNS service providers

The DDoS attacks that flooded Dyn and knocked high-profile Web sites offline don’t mean businesses should abandon DNS service providers, in fact they should use more than one DNS provider for redundancy.

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