Category: Security

Strengthening evidence that herd immunity to Covid-19 is “unachievable” (study)

Summary Background Spain is one of the European countries most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Serological surveys are a valuable tool to assess the extent of the...

Be prepared: Why you need an incident response policy

Smart security teams have updated incident response plans in place before a security breach happens. Companies that don’t take the time to develop a security...

The key to stopping cyberattacks? Understanding your own systems before the hackers strike

Cyberattacks targeting critical national infrastructure and other organisations could be stopped before they have any impact if the teams responsible for the security...

PoC exploits released for F5 BIG-IP vulnerabilities, patch now!

Two days after patches for critical F5 BIG-IP vulnerability were released, security researchers have started publicly posting proof-of-concept (PoC) exploits show how...

BG-IP Vulnerabilities Could be Big Trouble for Customers

Left unpatched, pair of vulnerabilities could give attackers wide access to a victim’s application delivery network. Two vulnerabilities, including one with a...

A Startup Is Testing the Subscription Model for Search Engines

In November 2017, Sridhar Ramaswamy—the head of Google’s $95 billion advertising arm—left the company after a scandal concerning advertisements for major...

US schools have lost 24.5 million records in breaches since 2005

A report from Comparitech found that since 2005 K–12 districts and colleges/universities have been attacked more than 1,300 times. gustavofrazao, Getty...

Hackers are trying to steal admin passwords from F5 BIG-IP devices

Hackers have started launching attacks against F5 BIG-IP networking devices, ZDNet has learned. Attacks have been spotted today by Rich Warren, a security researcher for...

New Behave! extension warns of website port scans, local attacks

A new browser extension called Behave! will warn you if a web site is using scripts to perform scans or attacks on local and private IP addresses on your network. When...

E-Verify’s “SSN Lock” is Nothing of the Sort

One of the most-read advice columns on this site is a 2018 piece called “Plant Your Flag, Mark Your Territory,” which tried to impress upon readers the importance of...

Cybersecurity's Lament: There are No Cooks in Space

Cybersecurity staff are on edge for the same reason that there are no cooks on the ISS: Organizations are carefully watching expenses for jobs that don’t require...

Tesla’s SA big battery just got 50% bigger after goals thanks to Autobidder

Tesla’s famous big battery in South Australia is going through the final stage of testing, after an expansion that grows the battery by 50%. Neoen, who owns the...