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Are You Patching Your IoT Devices?

We all know about the importance of applying regular vulnerability updates to our servers, PCs, laptops, and personal devices. But what about our smart devices? As the Internet of Things becomes ever more widespread, our friendly devices can potentially be turned against us. Hacking cars gets most attention, but other …

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Think Three Safe Steps When Opening Documents

Even if you have antivirus software on board, think twice before trusting those email attachments. According to Proofpoint and others, the incidence of hostile payload–in this case the DRIDEX banking/finance Trojan–taking advantage of an MS Office vulnerability is on the increase. Microsoft released the patch on April 11, but the …

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Dormant Intel Vulnerability Gaining Exposure

The last 48 hours have seen a spate of announcements from major vendors, including Lenovo, relating to a remote exploit vulnerability affecting remote management subsystems on Intel motherboards, previously reported by semiaccurate.com and updated here. If your IT estate has Intel platform hardware, and the chances are that this is …

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No Longer Able to Trust SMS as an Authentication Mechanism?

As reported by Ars Technica and others, cyber criminals based on a foreign mobile network were able to redirect SMS messages and use one-time passwords contained in the SMS messages to carry out fraudulent transactions. This did require that the attackers first gained access to the account credentials by other …

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Smart Building Risk Profile Increasing?

Today’s connected, Internet-of-Things-enabled smart buildings are making lives better on a daily basis: more comfortable to work in, more energy efficient, and even more cost-effective to run as facilities management teams are able to identify and address smaller problems before they become major issues. This is a market valued by …

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