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November 1st, 2019 | Jay Ferron
    Security, for many, seems hard to do right.   I know that we all think about firewalls, patch management, antivirus and physical security.   But I like to cover an area that does not get focused on by most companies.      - read more
 
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October 28th, 2019 | Jay Ferron
    Wandera’s threat research team has discovered 17* apps on the Apple App Store that are infected with clicker trojan malware. The apps communicate with a known command and control (C&C) server to simulate user interactions in order to fraudulently collect ad revenue. - read more
 
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October 28th, 2019 | Jay Ferron
    Smartphones have become the icon of our modern technological society. They are so prevalent that app development has grown exponentially in recent years in the struggle to become the next Facebook or Pinterest. The phrase “There’s an app for that” truly describes the breadth of apps available. - read more
 
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October 22nd, 2019 | Jay Ferron
NIST   National Vulnerability Database  - CVE-2019-17666 Detail                         Current Description - read more
 
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October 21st, 2019 | Jay Ferron
   The vast majority of websites these days have Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) enabled, adding a layer of security that protects our communications against eavesdropping and tampering. It is encrypted using Transport Layer Security (TLS), the current standard for secure web communication. Like all protocols, it is not immune to attack. - read more
 
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October 21st, 2019 | Jay Ferron
  Phishing emails typically provide some obvious tells to their malicious nature. However, when a    phishing email contains information such as organizationspecific email bodies and email signatures, organization branding, and relevant news, it can be harder to distinguish the difference between legitimate and malicious. - read more
 
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October 21st, 2019 | Jay Ferron
    Researchers at Palo Alto's Unit 42 have discovered a worm that mines Monero, a privacy focused cryptocurrency, and spreads itself via infected Docker Daemons in the Docker Engine. Shodan scans of Docker engines show over 2000 unsecured Docker hosts. The researchers have named the cyptojacking malware Graboid.  - read more
 
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October 21st, 2019 | Jay Ferron
National Cyber Awareness System:   NSA and NCSC Release Joint Advisory on Turla Group Activity - read more
 
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October 16th, 2019 | ChannelPro and IoT Playbook
The Internet of Things (IoT) offers numerous revenue-generating opportunities—right now—for IT solution providers and managed IT services providers (MSPs). ChannelPro and IoT Playbook offer you this collection of insights, case studies, and best practices for you to launch, or grow, your IoT portfolio. - read more
 
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October 16th, 2019 | Jay Ferron
    A commonly used method to secure network resources is a Virtual Private Network (VPN). They allow remote network devices to securely communicate with local resources as if they were physically plugged into the same network segment. You may even use one when working remotely to help keep your network traffic secure. - read more
 

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