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Security sucks: measures often disabled to increase productivity 

Security sucks: measures often disabled to increase productivity

Research shows most pros would disable security to allow employees more freedom to get their work done.
SentinelOne analyses splash ransomware 'splash screens' 

SentinelOne analyses splash ransomware 'splash screens'

Analysis of the psychology behind digital ransom notes sheds light on the range of social engineering tactics used by cyber-attackers.
No matter its source, people will connect to any Wi-Fi 

No matter its source, people will connect to any Wi-Fi

Symantec says as long as the connection is strong, free and fast, consumers will carry out pretty much any activity they normally would without thinking of the consequences.
Records leaked from WWE database hosted on AWS server 

Records leaked from WWE database hosted on AWS server

Analyst says it was most likely accessible thanks to a misconfiguration by either WWE or a contractor.
Eugene Kaspersky wants to hand over his source code to US intelligence 

Eugene Kaspersky wants to hand over his source code to US intelligence

What could possibly go wrong?
Microsoft exec admits to Windows 10 disabling third-party security software 

Microsoft exec admits to Windows 10 disabling third-party security software

The admission from Microsoft comes as Kaspersky Lab is suing the company for antitrust violations.
Security vulnerabilities found in select Linksys router models 

Security vulnerabilities found in select Linksys router models

Security researchers uncover 10 separate issues making thousands of popular Wi-Fi routers susceptible to attack.
FBI and CIA searching for "insider" following Wikileaks data dump  

FBI and CIA searching for "insider" following Wikileaks data dump

The CIA and FBI are said to have embarked on the search for the person who leaked their respective secret hacking tools to Wikileaks, which is being described as one of the "worst security breaches in CIA history".
Imperva Incapsula uncovers elaborate 80,000-strong spam botnet  

Imperva Incapsula uncovers elaborate 80,000-strong spam botnet

Researchers at the security company find that making money online from fake Viagra not so hard.
F-Secure claims new QNAP NAS vulnerabilities are "as bad as they get" 

F-Secure claims new QNAP NAS vulnerabilities are "as bad as they get"

If you have a QNAP network attached storage (NAS) device, you'd better make sure the firmware is updated.
Ransomware-as-a-service being sold for $US175 on dark web 

Ransomware-as-a-service being sold for $US175 on dark web

Researchers from threat intelligence company Recorded Future have said that it is now possible to start your own ransomware outfit for as little as the price of an iPod Nano and some headphones - US$175.
McAfee Labs highlights critical challenges to threat intel sharing 

McAfee Labs highlights critical challenges to threat intel sharing

McAfee catalogues 176 new cyber-threats every minute, almost three every second; ransomware up 88 percent, mobile malware up 99 percent in 2016.
McAfee breaks away from Intel Security with new mission statement 

McAfee breaks away from Intel Security with new mission statement

McAfee is promoting a unified approach to security, with its CEO Chris Young encouraging the idea that "we're all better working together".
eBay asking users to switch from keyfob to SMS two-factor authentication 

eBay asking users to switch from keyfob to SMS two-factor authentication

The move has proven as a controversial one, after NIST ruled SMS two-factor authentication as no longer secure enough.
Researcher reports of vulnerability in Nest cameras that shuts it off 

Researcher reports of vulnerability in Nest cameras that shuts it off

As Nest cameras store all the footage they record in the cloud, it means any time the camera is down it is not recording, allowing just enough time for the home burglar to get in and out.
'Dangerous' 7-year-old Linux Kernel vulnerability discovered 

'Dangerous' 7-year-old Linux Kernel vulnerability discovered

Users are encouraged to install the latest security updates or block the flawed module manually to safeguard enterprise and home use of the OS.
FireEye says criminals now as sophisticated as nation states 

FireEye says criminals now as sophisticated as nation states

FireEye's annual M-Trends report finds that financial attacks have reached nation-state level of sophistication.
Symantec finds fake AV being distributed using HSBC phishing emails 

Symantec finds fake AV being distributed using HSBC phishing emails

Fake HSBC emails are being spread, asking users to install a malicious version of Rapport, a legitimate security program designed to protect online bank accounts from fraud.
'No big surprise' says security industry in response to CIA data breach 

'No big surprise' says security industry in response to CIA data breach

The CIA breach is being described as the biggest "since Snowden", and yet most in the security industry have expressed that the view that "spooks will be spooks".
Report: Toy unicorns are no one-trick ponies when hackers take control 

Report: Toy unicorns are no one-trick ponies when hackers take control

Researchers have found vulnerabilities in a Bluetooth CloudPets Unicorn toy that allowed them to take control of the toy's voice recording functionality.

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