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Cyber Security Today, June 24, 2022 – Unpatched VMware applications still being exploited, ransomware used as a decoy, and a COVID text scam

Unpatched VMware applications are still being exploited, ransomware used as a decoy, and a COVID text scam. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Friday, June 24th, 2022. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.   It’s hard to believe with all of the news stories earlier this year, but threat actors continue to

Cyber Security Today for June 22, 2022 – A possible lesson from a bank’s second data breach, and more

A possible lesson from a bank’s second data breach, and more. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.   A U.S. bank has acknowledged a second recent hack. Flagstar said this one happened in December and led to the theft of personal information

Cyber Security Today, June 15, 2021 – BlackCat ransomware hits again, a huge DDoS attack and security updates issued

This episode reports on the latest attacks using the BlackCat /AlphV ransomware strain, a huge DDoS attack and security updates issued from Microsoft and others

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Cyber Security Today: Friday, June 3rd, 2022

An alarming increase in cyber vulnerabilities for small and medium sized business in the US and Canada,  the US government says its okay to launch cyber attacks at Russia and some old attacks methods using PDFs may be back and Canadian chain Tim Hortons admonished for breach of Canadian privacy laws. I’m Jim Love,  CIO […]

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Cyber Security Today, May 30, 2022 – Canadian and U.S. wireless carriers update their Android utilities, a jump seen in Clop ransomware victims, and more

This episode reports on vulnerabilities found in pre-installed  Android utilities in phones from some Canadian and U.S. wireless carriers, Clop ransomware increases, and a warning to higher-ed institutions

The post Cyber Security Today, May 30, 2022 – Canadian and U.S. wireless carriers update their Android utilities, a jump seen in Clop ransomware victims, and more first appeared on IT World Canada.

Cyber Security Today, May 27, 2022 – Another warning to app developers, and an alleged leader of a business email compromise gang is arrested

This episode reports on more compromised open-source packages found, and the arrest of an alleged leader of a business email compromise gang 

The post Cyber Security Today, May 27, 2022 – Another warning to app developers, and an alleged leader of a business email compromise gang is arrested first appeared on IT World Canada.

Cyber Security Today, May 25, 2022 – A Linux trojan is spreading, malware aimed at security researchers and more

This episode reports on the spread of a Linux trojan, malware targeting at security researchers, phishing attacks on Russian government entities, GM rewards program hacked and more

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Cyber Security Today, May 18, 2022 – A warning to e-commerce sites, Conti ransomware gang squeezes Costa Rica and more

This episode reports on credit card web scraping with PHP, Conti ransomware gang threatens overthrow of Costa Rica, a warning to users of Bluetooth Low Energy smart locks patches from Nvidia

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Cyber Security Today, May 13, 2022 – The Budapest Convention on fighting cybercrime is improved, and some websites secretly capture personal data

This episode reports on the latest addition to the Budapest Convention on fighting cybercrime, how some websites secretly capture personal data, prison time for a hacker and more

The post Cyber Security Today, May 13, 2022 – The Budapest Convention on fighting cybercrime is improved, and some websites secretly capture personal data first appeared on IT World Canada.

Cyber Security Today, May 11, 2022 – F5 BIG-IP devices under attack, a proposed settlement on a Clearview AI lawsuit and Colonial Pipeline may be fined

Today’s podcast reports on the need to patch F5 BIG-IP devices , a proposed settlement on a Clearview AI lawsuit would limit some sales of its facial recognition software and Colonial Pipeline may be fined for its response after ransomware attack

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Cyber Security Today, May 6, 2022 – Hacking helped by infected removable storage devices, corporate espionage, and more

This episode reports on the use of removable storage devices to infect companies, a three-year-old campaign to steal intellectual property, another database left open on the internet and patches from Cisco and F5 Networks

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Cyber Security Today, May 2, 2022 – More on how the Conti ransomware gang works, individuals victimized by ransomware, news on wiperware and more

This episode reports on ransomware, wiperware, the latest attacks by APT29 and a warning to NAS users

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Cyber Security Today, April 29, 2022 – Breast cancer website leaves data open, a warning on Microsoft Explorer and Facebook privacy controls questioned

This episode reports on a misconfigured Amazon data bucket, a warning on an old Microsoft Explorer bug being exploited and Facebook’s privacy controls questioned

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Cyber Security Today, April 27, 2022 – Lots of software still has log4j2 vulnerabilities, hackers took only days to exploit a VMware vulnerability and more

This episode reports on Log4Shell vulnerabilities, the speedy work of hackers, a website that catalogs one hacker’s efforts to compromise the NPM library and a risky wireless brake light solution

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Cyber Security Today, April 25, 2022 – Report shows how Lapsus$ gang was successful, and patches for Atlassian, Java and Amazon software are released

Report shows how Lapsus$ gang was successful, and patches for Atlassian, Java and Amazon software are released Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Monday April 25th, 2022. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.   Cybersecurity pros are agog that the Lapsus$ extortion gang was able to hack into the systems of American […]

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