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Cisco warns WLAN controller, 9000 series router and IOS/XE users to patch urgent security holes

Cisco this week issued 31 security advisories but direct customer attention to “critical” patches for its  IOS and IOS XE Software Cluster Management and IOS software for Cisco ASR 9000 Series routers. A number of vulnerabilities also need attention if customers are running Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers. The first critical patch has to do with […]

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With password compromise growing, CISOs are pushing towards a passwordless future

Credit: ID 110990546 © Poohchisa Tunsiri | Dreamstime.com The fact that social-media giants like Facebook are continuing to leak passwords and private data has long been a reminder that CISOs should be building long-term plans to transition away from decades of reliance on password-based security – but a growing base of passwordless-security tools is finally […]

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Australian companies dealing with incidents by ‘accidental insiders’ every few weeks

Credit: ID 123778822 © Andreus | Dreamstime.com High-profile ransomware attacks have driven so many businesses to adopt protective technologies and policies that many attackers have shifted their focus to cryptocurrency-based attacks and novel attacks like formjacking and air-gap compromise, according to new figures from Telstra that also highlighted the ongoing role of human error in […]

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Widespread DNS hijacking attacks steal target’s VPN credentials

Credit: ID 128985825 © Anatolii Riabokon | Dreamstime.com Cisco’s Talos Intelligence researchers have raised the alarm over a new wave of attacks aimed at manipulating domain name service (DNS) systems to mess with the Internet’s address book and steal a target’s VPN credentials to gain entry to their network.  The newly disclosed campaign, dubbed Sea […]

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Wipro breach highlights third-party risk from large IT services providers

IT services outsourcing giant Wipro has been breached and some of its customers have been targeted by attackers as a result. Revealed by cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs and later confirmed by the company, the attack was what Wipro described as advanced and persistent phishing emails involving “zero-day malware”. [ Check out these 11 phishing prevention […]

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Cisco Talos details exceptionally dangerous DNS hijacking attack

Security experts at Cisco Talos have released a report detailing what it calls the “first known case of a domain name registry organisation that was compromised for cyber espionage operations.” Talos calls ongoing cyber threat campaign “Sea Turtle” and said that state-sponsored attackers are abusing DNS to harvest credentials to gain access to sensitive networks […]

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Cyber Bullies and how to stamp them out

Credit: ID 102390457 © Mm Studio Snc Di Mannelli Roberto & C. | Dreamstime.com Cyberbullying is a big problem in our society with around one in five Australian teens being a victim. Wow, that is huge, we need to find a solution to this issue. Statistics from the Children’s eSafety Commission show 19% of young […]

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Telstra survey: Half of Australian firms pay to unlock ransomware

Credit: ID 92957699 © Creative Caliph | Dreamstime.com Telstra’s survey of IT and business execs has found that majority of respondents have paid ransomware attackers to unlock files and they’d probably do it again if backups weren’t available.  Of 320 Australian respondents, 51 percent said they’d paid ransomware attackers to regain access to encrypted files, […]

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Social media and its hidden threats

Credit: ID 90062447 © 519graphic | Dreamstime.com Social media, where do I start. Social media has taken over our lives especially with the millennials and all of the following generations, we live and breath it, we go out to dinner and need to take a picture of our lunch before we can even eat (even […]

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Office 365 – Malicious actors using your account to scam your contacts

Credit: ID 123601007 © Olena Ostapenko | Dreamstime.com Office 365 is a name that is widely known and is the preferred email hosting platform for many organisations in Australia (unless you’re a Google fan. It is like the age-old Ford and Holden rivalry – I am in the Ford camp here.). All rivalry aside, both […]