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The advent of 5G presents an opportunity for us to think the exploding number of IoT devices and how we securely connect to the digital world.
Author: Steve McGregory
Posted: October 22, 2018, 3:52 pm
A hack targeted the Direct Enrollment pathway, which allows insurance agents and brokers to help consumers sign up for Affordable Care Act coverage.
Author: Tara Seals
Posted: October 22, 2018, 3:41 pm
A critical streaming bug impacts Live Networks LIVE555 RTSPServer, but not the popular VLC and MPLayer client-side software.
Author: Tom Spring
Posted: October 22, 2018, 2:41 pm
Drupal's advisory also included three patches for "moderately critical" bugs.
Author: Lindsey O'Donnell
Posted: October 20, 2018, 5:09 pm
The bugs let hackers crash IoT devices, leak their information, and completely take them over.
Author: Lindsey O'Donnell
Posted: October 19, 2018, 3:24 pm
Simple technique enables attackers to leverage Windows OS component to maintain stealth and persistence post system compromise.
Author: Lindsey O'Donnell
Posted: October 19, 2018, 2:22 pm
A custom malware used in a five-pronged APT espionage campaign was largely built from the defunct Comment Crew's proprietary code.
Author: Tara Seals
Posted: October 18, 2018, 7:17 pm
Tumblr stressed that there is no evidence the security bug was being abused or that unprotected account data was accessed.
Author: Lindsey O'Donnell
Posted: October 18, 2018, 3:19 pm
The group is a successor to BlackEnergy and a subset of the TeleBots gang--and its activity is potentially a prelude to a much more destructive attack.
Author: Tara Seals
Posted: October 18, 2018, 3:08 pm
The update includes one critical flaw in Oracle GoldenGate with a CVSS 3.0 score of 10.0.
Author: Lindsey O'Donnell
Posted: October 17, 2018, 6:49 pm

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Fee-based service couples the security of a private server with the reliability of the cloud.
Author: Dan Goodin
Posted: October 17, 2018, 5:52 pm
Almost everyone has now migrated to TLS 1.2, and a few have moved to TLS 1.3.
Author: Peter Bright
Posted: October 16, 2018, 10:00 pm
Facebook's focus on misinformation is leaving an opening for another type of scam.
Author: Dan Goodin
Posted: October 16, 2018, 12:42 am
"Our internal investigations directly contradict every consequential assertion."
Author: Timothy B. Lee
Posted: October 8, 2018, 6:25 pm
Super Micro, Amazon, and Apple deny everything in the report.
Author: Peter Bright
Posted: October 4, 2018, 4:08 pm
Company plans stricter rules for developers and greater control for users.
Author: Peter Bright
Posted: October 2, 2018, 5:10 pm
Privacy-conscious users were unhappy at being signed in to browser without consent.
Author: Peter Bright
Posted: September 27, 2018, 9:26 pm
Phone-based authentication is the way forward instead.
Author: Peter Bright
Posted: September 24, 2018, 1:00 pm
The defenses put in place to thwart the 2008 attack turn out to be very weak.
Author: Peter Bright
Posted: September 13, 2018, 8:26 pm
In Curling v. Kemp, both sides are set to duke it out in court on Wednesday.
Author: Cyrus Farivar
Posted: September 12, 2018, 8:30 am
And Microsoft is offering enterprises dedicated app compatibility support.
Author: Peter Bright
Posted: September 6, 2018, 3:55 pm
Their complexity makes them a security hazard; their ubiquity makes replacement nigh impossible.
Author: Peter Bright
Posted: September 5, 2018, 2:04 pm
Flaw allows a local user to obtain System privileges.
Author: Peter Bright
Posted: August 29, 2018, 4:18 pm
One Romanian campus computer lab both pentested the world and eventually helped protect it.
Author: Ars Staff
Posted: August 27, 2018, 1:00 pm
Flash will have to be enabled every time a site tries to use it.
Author: Peter Bright
Posted: August 21, 2018, 5:26 pm
Speculative execution attacks truly are the gift that keeps on giving.
Author: Peter Bright
Posted: August 14, 2018, 7:18 pm
Apps will be run in a virtual machine that's discarded after use.
Author: Peter Bright
Posted: August 9, 2018, 5:08 pm
Both companies insist nothing will change, but this former Cisco customer has doubts.
Author: Lee Hutchinson
Posted: August 2, 2018, 10:08 pm
It's no longer necessary to run attacker code on the victim system.
Author: Peter Bright
Posted: July 26, 2018, 9:40 pm
An extra three years of patches are being offered to in-cloud users.
Author: Peter Bright
Posted: July 12, 2018, 10:06 pm
Updated: May 30, 2018 — 6:56 pm

The Author

Rich Fleetwood

Rich is the founder of SurvivalRing, now in it's 20th year, author of multimedia CDs and DVDs, loves the outdoors, his family, his geeky skill-set, and lives in rural Missouri, just a few miles from the Big Muddy. Always ready to help others, he shares what he learns on multiple blogs, social sites, and more. With a background in preparedness and survival skills, training with county, state, and national organizations, and skills in all areas of media and on air experience in live radio and television, Rich is always thinking about the "big picture", when it comes to helping individuals and families prepare for life's little surprises. Since 1997, he has provided guidance, authentic government survival history, and commentary on why we all need to get ready for that fateful day in the future, when we have to get our hands dirty and step in to save the day. He is an award winning videographer (2005 Telly Award), has received state and national scholarly recognition (2006 New Century Scholar and All USA Academic Team), and is a natural with computers, technology, gadgets, small furry mammals, and anything on wheels. Rich likes making friends, solving problems, and creating solutions to everyday issues. He doesn't mind mixing things up, when there is a teaching moment ready to happen. As a constitutional conservative, he's staying quite busy these days. The SurvivalRing Radio Show at www.survivalringradio.com will be coming back SOON!

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