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  • Phishing and QR code scams stopping holiday shoppers?

    Cyber phishing and QR code attacks

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Most stores are offering online sales to help consumers avoid crowds within small spaces. Sales have started on Amazon.com, Target.com, Best Buy’s website and many other major retailers’ e-commerce platforms. As you shop, remain alert when it comes to phishing schemes. Phishing is a deliberate attempt to steal sensitive information, including login credentials […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: Nov 23, 2020
  • Robot vacuums with smart sensors, picking up sensitive audio?

    Robo vacuum and person in room

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Everyone expects vacuum cleaners to collect dust, dirt and the occasional Cheerio, but no one expects them to eavesdrop on conversations. But a new vulnerability in LiDAR sensors on robot vacuums means that hackers can potentially snoop on what you’re saying. The attack exploit is known as “LidarPhone”. LiDAR, which stands for Light […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: Nov 20, 2020
  • Expert Val Loukine on security awareness (part 2)

    Val Loukine, Security Awareness

    Valeri (Val) Loukine is a Cyber Security Evangelist and a member of the office of the CTO with Check Point Software Technologies. He is also a blogger, a world traveler, and a biker. With more than 20 twenty years in Information Security, Val helps hundreds of customers around the globe to overcome security challenges, counter […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: Nov 20, 2020
  • Supercomputer world record and computing slow downs


    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: A Top500 list of supercomputers is produced twice annually by a team of scientists in Germany. For the second year in a row, the top ranked supercomputer is Japan’s Fugaka supercomputer, achieving a world record of 422 petaflops. A petaflop refers to a computer’s capacity to do one quadrillion floating point operations per second. […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: Nov 19, 2020
  • Trump terminates CISA’s top official: The response isn’t what you’d expect

    Department of Homeland Security Concept

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Christopher Krebs, head of the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), represented the most senior cyber security official in government. Prior to signing on with the Department of Homeland Security, which operates CISA, Krebs served as a Microsoft executive, leading US policy and security initiatives. In working with CISA, he oversaw a […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: Nov 18, 2020
  • Phishing scams surging ahead of 2020 mega retail events

    Phishing scams, Black Friday and Cyber Monday

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: In the weeks preceding Thanksgiving and the retail holidays, researchers have seen an increase in e-commerce related phishing attacks. During the first half of November, researchers witnessed an 80% spike in phishing campaigns containing words such as “offer”, “sale” and “cheap”. Shopping for jewelry online? Researchers recently discovered an email phishing campaign that […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: Nov 17, 2020
  • CTO Tony Jarvis on data privacy and the coronavirus pandemic

    Tony Jarvis, Cyber Talk

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Tony Jarvis, Chief Technology Officer of Asia Pacific and Japan region for Check Point Software, collaborates with business leaders and CISOs to understand their cyber risk exposure, and to tailor effective cyber security strategies to meet their needs. In addition to serving as the CTO for the Asia Pacific and Japan region, Tony […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: Nov 17, 2020
  • These new Zoom security features will keep your meetings interruption-free

    Person at desk on Zoom

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The coronavirus pandemic has forced employees to meet on online, often via the popular Zoom video conferencing software. However, the de-facto standard for many organizations across the globe has faced a series of security vulnerabilities. In May, Zoom came under scrutiny after it was discovered that services advertised as end-to-end encrypted failed to […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: Nov 16, 2020
  • For Steelcase, Ransomware shuts down operations


    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Love modern furniture with fine finishes? We can relate. The furniture maker, Steelcase, reported a ransomware attack beginning on October 22nd. Steelcase attempted to contain malware and to remedy the situation. However, in so doing, the company was forced to shut down the majority of its global order management, manufacturing and distribution systems. […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: Nov 13, 2020
  • Should you invest in cyber security AI or wait?

    Devin Partida, Editor-in-Chief, ReHack

    Devin Partida writes about cyber security and technology. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of ReHack.com.  The artificial intelligence (AI) cyber security market is booming. Many companies insist that such products are crucial for stopping the newest threats and taking some of the burdens off already taxed IT security teams. An analysis expects the sector to […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: Nov 13, 2020
  • Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday major zero-day fix

    Software hacker concept

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: This week’s Patch Tuesday included an array of updates to plug software security gaps. Microsoft released patches for 112 separate security flaws, included a fix for a zero-day threat that targeted Windows 7 and Windows 10 users, known as CVE-2020-17087. What do we know about the CVE-2020-17087 threat?  The threat was “red-flagged” as under […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: Nov 12, 2020
  • Ransomware attack group launches double extortion with Facebook ads

    Ransomware attacks

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The Ragnar Locker ransomware group is not only taking organizations’ data hostage, it’s also pressuring victims to pay by advertising the data breaches on Facebook. This tactic to publicly pressure organizations into paying was first observed in April, when Ragnar Locker launched its “Wall of Shame” site. In recent months, Ragnar Locker has […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: Nov 12, 2020