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How well do you know your APIs? Not well enough, says Cisco

Many APIs are openly accessible online, and that means big chunks of your apps are, too. Cisco’s Vijoy Pandey has tools and tips to help businesses get visibility into their APIs. Image: Shutterstock/Den Rise There’s a slight problem in the world of app development, and it’s one that’s pretty fundamental [...]

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First mass BlueKeep exploitation spotted in the wild

The first instance of a cyber attack exploiting the infamous BlueKeep remote desktop protocol (RDP) vulnerability on a massive scale has been spotted in the wild. Traps set by security researchers have exposed an attempt to weaponise the Windows vulnerability to launch cryptocurrency mining attacks, although it’s far from the ...

today01/11/2019

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US allies targeted by WhatsApp video hack

Senior government and military officials in US-allied countries were the target of a WhatsApp video hack earlier this year, it has emerged. The hack allegedly enabled attackers to take over a users smartphone through the Facebook-owned messenger app simply by ringing the target’s device, according to Reuters. On Tuesday, Facebook ...

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View from the airport: (ISC)2 Security Congress 2019

The sun has set, I’ve watched my last street performer and witnessed my last 10pm firework display, but I’m leaving Walt Disney World and (ISC)2 Security Congress in Orlando feeling learned and confident for the future of the industry. Let me explain. The most apparent and uplifting focus of the ...

today07/03/2019

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Whitefly behind Singapore’s worst online attack

In the 12 months leading up to mid-2018, Singapore experienced a series of data breaches which has now been termed the city state’s worst cyberattack in history. While its government published a report in January 2019 detailing the process and impact, a recent US report has officially declared state-sponsored espionage ...

today28/02/2019

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‘Get rich quick’ schemes target Instagram users

Authorities have reported hundreds of Instagram users falling prey to fake “get rich quick” investment schemes, each losing on average £9,000 pounds to such online cons. According to the UK’s fraud reporting platform, Action Fraud, there have been 356 separate incidents of fraudulent activity on Instagram since October 2018 with ...

today21/02/2019

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Telecoms companies increasingly hit by Chinese hackers

Telecommunication companies across the globe have faced an increasing number of threats from Chinese cybercriminals over the past year. The reason? A suspected push from Beijing to up their covert online presence in the wake of the US vowing to block Huawei from joining 5G networks. CrowdStrike, a cybersecurity firm ...

today14/02/2019

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Facebook to open up transparency over political advertising

Social media mogul Facebook has recently come under fire for partaking in concealed political advertising campaigns, and has vowed to be more transparent regarding this matter to its users after platforms like Mozilla and Greenpeace claimed the network was harassing the “good faith of researchers”. Only two weeks ago Facebook ...

today07/02/2019

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Children’s smartwatch recalled over hacking fears

The European Commission has recalled a brand of children’s GPS smartwatch over “serious” fears they could reveal their location and personal details to hackers. A report has revealed that Enox Safe-Kid-One smartwatches can be easily targeted by hackers hoping to steal data via unencrypted communications with an embedded mobile application. ...

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