Cisco warns of actively exploited IOS XR zero-days
Cisco warned on Saturday about two zero-day vulnerability impacting the Internetwork Operating System (IOS) that ships with its networking equipment.
New Chrome 0-day Under Active Attacks – Update Your Browser Now
Attention readers, if you are using Google Chrome browser on your Windows, Mac, or Linux computers, you need to update your web browsing software immediately to the latest version Google released earlier today.
Google Warns of Zero-Click Bluetooth Flaws in Linux-based Devices
Google security researchers are warning of a new set of zero-click vulnerabilities in the Linux Bluetooth software stack that can allow a nearby unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges on vulnerable devices.
India Witnessed Spike in Cyber Attacks Amidst Covid-19 - Here's Why?
The COVID-19 outreach is turning out to be not only health, social, and economic hazard but also a cybersecurity crisis. The pandemic has presented new challenges for businesses in the areas of remote collaboration and business continuity.
FIN11 Hackers Spotted Using New Techniques In Ransomware Attacks
A financially-motivated threat actor known for its malware distribution campaigns has evolved its tactics to focus on ransomware and extortion. "Recent FIN11 intrusions have most commonly led to data theft, extortion and the disruption of victim networks via the distribution of CLOP ransomware".
Microsoft Releases Patches For Critical Windows TCP/IP and Other Bugs
Microsoft on Tuesday issued fixes for 87 newly discovered security vulnerabilities as part of its October 2020 Patch Tuesday, including two critical remote code execution (RCE) flaws in Windows TCP/IP stack and Microsoft Outlook.
Watch Out — Microsoft Warns Android Users About A New Ransomware
Microsoft has warned about a new strain of mobile ransomware that takes advantage of incoming call notifications and Android's Home button to lock the device behind a ransom note.
Researchers Find Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Azure Cloud Service
As businesses are increasingly migrating to the cloud, securing the infrastructure has never been more important. Now according to the latest research, two security flaws in Microsoft's Azure App Services could have enabled a bad actor to carry out server-side request forgery (SSRF) attacks or execute arbitrary code and take over the administration server.
Google Researcher Reported 3 Flaws in Apache Web Server Software
If your web-server runs on Apache, you should immediately install the latest available version of the server application to prevent hackers from taking unauthorized control over it.
Two Critical Flaws in Zoom Could've Let Attackers Hack Systems via Chat
If you're using Zoom—especially during this challenging time to cope with your schooling, business, or social engagement—make sure you are running the latest version of the widely popular video conferencing software on your Windows, macOS, or Linux computers.
Password Security Advisories
Password Security Advisories
A password is a secret word or string of characters that is used for user authentication to prove identity, or for access approval to gain access to a resource. The password should be kept secret from those not allowed access. User names and passwords are commonly used by people during a log in process that controls access to protected computer operating systems, mobile phones, automated teller machines (ATMs), etc.
A typical computer user has passwords for many purposes: logging in to accounts, retrieving e-mail, accessing applications, databases, networks, web sites, and even reading the morning newspaper online.
Password Security tips
Don't use personal information such as your name, age, birth date, child's name, nickname, phone number or favorite color/song, etc that can be easily accessed or guessed.
Don't use words that can be found in any dictionary of any language.
Develop a mnemonic for remembering complex passwords.
Use both lowercase and capital letters.
Use a long password made up of numbers, letters and special characters
Make sure you use different passwords for each of your accounts.
Be sure no one watches when you enter your password.
Always log off if you leave your device and anyone is around—it only takes a moment for someone to steal or change the password.
Use comprehensive security software such as your anti-virus and keep it up to date to avoid key loggers (keystroke loggers) and other malware.
Avoid entering passwords on computers you don't control (like computers at an Internet cafe or library)—they may have malware that steals your passwords.
Depending on the sensitivity of the information being protected, you should change your passwords periodically.