Cisco Removes Backdoor Account from IOS XE Software

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isco removed today a backdoor account from its IOS XE operating system that would have allowed a remote attacker to log into Cisco routers and switches with a high-privileged account. The company says the “undocumented user account” only impacts devices running Cisco XE Software 16.x —an operating system deployed mostly […]

Preventing the Next Ransomware Attack

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2018 is quickly moving by us, and while we have yet to see an attack on the scale of 2017’s WannaCry or NotPetya, it’s clear that the adversaries are not letting up on their mission to line their pockets at our expense. Ransomware has dominated the headlines for the last two years, while […]

MOZILLA TESTS DNS OVER HTTPS: MEETS SOME PRIVACY PUSHBACK

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The Mozilla Foundation is testing a new mechanism for securing domain name server traffic that uses the encrypted HTTPS channel. It is an attempt to speed up the internet, reduce the threat of man-in-the-middle attacks and keep prying eyes from monitoring what users do online. Starting in the next several […]

IETF Approves TLS 1.3 as Internet Standard

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IETF Approves TLS 1.3 as Internet Standard The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) —the organization that approves proposed Internet standards and protocols— has formally approved TLS 1.3 as the next major version of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. The decision comes after four years of discussions and 28 protocol drafts, with […]

Mozilla Is Testing “DNS over HTTPS” Support in Firefox

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Mozilla Foundation engineers announced plans over the weekend to test the “DNS over HTTPS” (DoH) fledgling security standard in Firefox Nightly distributions. The feature will be tested as a Firefox shield study —a browser mechanism that allows engineers to roll out and roll back experimental features at a moment’s notice. […]

5 Things You Need to Know About Botnets

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There’s a common denominator between the surges of phishing email that continue to plague consumers, businesses and government agencies around the globe and the social media-fueled propaganda campaigns Russia has leveraged to undermine democratic elections in Europe and the United States. Neither would be doable without botnets as they exist today. For most people, the power and […]