Nmap security scanner gets new scripts, performance boosts

Nmap 7.40 has new scripts that give IT administrators improved network mapping and port scanning capabilities The Nmap Project just released the Holiday Edition of its open source cross-platform security scanner and network mapper, with several important improvements and bug fixes. New features in Nmap 7.40 include Npcap 0.78r5, for adding driver signing updates to work… Read More Nmap security scanner gets new scripts, performance boosts

J&K Police to Get Advanced Security Equipment to Tackle Terror

Jammu: To arm the police in Jammu and Kashmir with state-of-the-art means to combat terrorism, the government will procure high-tech security equipment such as liquid explosive detectors, intrusion detection systems and ground penetrating radars among others. “It is our effort to arm police with latest security equipment (against the terrorism and ensuring safety and security),”… Read More J&K Police to Get Advanced Security Equipment to Tackle Terror

Uber said it protects you from spying. Security sources say otherwise

For anyone who’s snagged a ride with Uber, Ward Spangenberg has a warning: Your personal information is not safe. Internal Uber employees helped ex-boyfriends stalk their ex-girlfriends and searched for the trip information of celebrities such as Beyoncé, the company’s former forensic investigator said. “Uber’s lack of security regarding its customer data was resulting in… Read More Uber said it protects you from spying. Security sources say otherwise

CEOs’ Overconfidence in Security Could be their Undoing

CEOs’ overconfidence in their organization’s ability to deflect attacks could be exposing global firms to greater cyber risk, according to new research from RedSeal. The cybersecurity analytics firm interviewed 200 CEOs of global firms, and found over 80% were very confident in their cybersecurity strategy. This is despite data breach incidents soaring in 2016. In… Read More CEOs’ Overconfidence in Security Could be their Undoing

Here’s how businesses can prevent point-of-sale attacks

Retailers, hotels and restaurants have all been victimized through the same Achilles’ heel that cybercriminals continue to attack: the point-of-sale system, where customers’ payment data is routinely processed. These digital cash registers are often the target of malware designed to steal credit card numbers in the thousands or even millions. This year, fast food vendor… Read More Here’s how businesses can prevent point-of-sale attacks

Google to untrust WoSign and StartCom certificates

Google Chrome will stop trusting digital certificates issued by the WoSign and StartCom certificate authorities after Oct. 21 Following similar decisions by Mozilla and Apple, Google plans to reject new  digital certificates issued by two certificate authorities because they violated industry rules and best practices. The ban will go into effect in Chrome version 56,… Read More Google to untrust WoSign and StartCom certificates

Microsoft adds macro blocker to Office 2013 to stymie old-school attackers

Microsoft yesterday said that it had added a malware-in-macros blocker to Office 2013 after customers demanded that it expand the feature beyond the latest version, Office 2016. “The predominant customer request we received was for this feature to be added to Office 2013,” the Microsoft Malware Protection Center team wrote in an unsigned blog post… Read More Microsoft adds macro blocker to Office 2013 to stymie old-school attackers

Yahoo’s claim of ‘state-sponsored’ hackers meets with skepticism

Yahoo has blamed its massive data breach on a “state-sponsored actor” Yahoo has blamed its massive data breach on a “state-sponsored actor.” But the company isn’t saying why it arrived at that conclusion. Nor has it provided any evidence. The lingering questions are causing some security experts to wonder why Yahoo isn’t offering more details… Read More Yahoo’s claim of ‘state-sponsored’ hackers meets with skepticism

Bank of England wants next payment system to be blockchain-ready

The bank is inviting comments on the roll of distributed ledgers in its next-generation real-time gross settlement system. The Bank of England wants to open its interbank settlement service to blockchain technologies as part of a major revamp of the system. The bank is not suggesting that U.K. banks should begin processing bitcoin payments as… Read More Bank of England wants next payment system to be blockchain-ready

IoT Security Fears as Healthcare Software Tops ‘Buggiest’ Top 20

There were over 2,600 software bugs reported from May to July across the ‘top 20’ products, including flaws in highly sector-specific applications, which could be a worrying sign of things to come, according to Secunia. The vulnerability management division of Flexera Software claimed in its latest Vulnerability Update that there were 2,686 flaws in the… Read More IoT Security Fears as Healthcare Software Tops ‘Buggiest’ Top 20