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November 13th, 2019 | Jay Ferron
    Amazon Alexa and Google Home are listening. It’s likely you are aware of the security and privacy concerns as well as their mitigations. It’s the price we pay for the technology we want. Unfortunately, there is another attack vector recently exposed by researchers at Germany's Security Research Labs (SRL). The most interesting part of this research is that it is an absolute “confirmed proofof-concept”. - read more
 
Blog Entry
November 13th, 2019 | Jay Ferron
    Multinational software company Adobe has suffered a data leak that exposed the account information of an estimated 7.5 million customers, according to security researcher Bob Diachenko. Those affected were subscribers to Adobe’s Creative Cloud service which provides users with access to its line of software applications which includes Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects, among others. - read more
 
Article
November 6th, 2019 | Robin Robins
Make sure they know your whole playbook and what it takes to be part of your team. - read more
 
ASCII Forum: Trending Topics
November 4th, 2019 | ChannelPro
Hot topics trending on the members-only ASCII Group Forum. Come join the conversation... - read more
 
Blog Entry
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
 
Blog Entry
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
 
Blog Entry
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
 
Blog Entry
October 22nd, 2019 | Jay Ferron
NIST   National Vulnerability Database  - CVE-2019-17666 Detail                         Current Description - read more
 
Blog Entry
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
 
Blog Entry
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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