Security

The Distinction Between Malware, Spam and Phishing

According to Sophos ‘ annual risk report on Internet security, phishing, malware attacks and spam reports are rising across social networks. The following analyzes: Malware A malware attack is a bit of malicious code that takes control over the machine of a person with a certain purpose in order to spread the bug over computers…

Top 10 Torrent Alternatives

The Pirate Bay (TPB) is the king of websites for torrent downloads, but the server downtimes have risen since late. It has also disconnected its room in the darknet and blocked the site in several parts of the world. In two separate occasions, cryptocurrency mining using the CPU of its guests was discovered, a simple…

Open Source Dependence Build Automation Tool for Cisco Talos

This week, Cisco Talos released a new method to promote the development of complex applications with long consistency chains. The Cross-Platform, general purpose automation tool Called Mussels, enables software developers to download, build and assemble app dependencies easily. The creator of the software is Micah Snyder, a researcher and Cisco Talos developer at ClamAV, an…

OpenAL Software- Do You Have to Hold it or Delete it From Your Computer?

OpenAL is not a virus, but what should you do when everyone’s thinking about the problem. OpenAL usually does not use much CPU or memory on Windows, Open AL is dispensable when playing games like NFS. You won’t know something about OpenAL until you have a new graphics card on your Mac. You will see…

Intel Announces Lifecycle Insurance to Protect Supply Chain Platform

Globalization and business transformation have created for almost every manufacturer an incredibly complex worldwide supply chain. Hardware ostensibly manufactured in the US would inevitably include components produced in various places around the world— including nations described as “adversarial States” in other circumstances. There is the potential for interference by foreign governments or criminal gangs in…

HackerOne Received Official Hacker Files

After one of the security analysts on the platform unintentionally posted a session cookie, a hacker might access private customer reports on HackerOne. The occurrence happened during an online exchange last week on a bug bounty report submitted by the hacker to HackerOne. The HackerOne Security Analyst directly copied a cURL command to the hacker…

Google: 80% of Android Apps Default Encrypt Traffic

Google has shared some information on the adoption of TLS by Android apps, and significant progress seems to have been made over the last two years. According to Google, 80% of Android apps now aim to encode traffic and, for applications developed for the most recent versions of the operating system, the percentage is higher….

Why Should SSDP / UPnP be Disabled in Today’s Home and Business?

When were UPnP and SSDP mainstream? Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) was considered revolutionary when it was launched 19 years ago in 2000 with the Windows Millennium Edition. It was compromised by the expectation that’ smart’ devices would be automatically identified in the home and the workplace using a Windows PC. It was the age…

Office 365 To Get Microsoft Recommended Security Profiles

The development team of Microsoft is currently working on adding the recommended Exchange Online Protection (EOP) and Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) security profiles later this month. “There are two levels of security, Exchange Online Protection and Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection that we are recommending to enable security administrators to customize their security…

What is Virtual Firewall and How does it Function?

What about virtual firewall? We all know the conventional network firewall to inspect packets to monitor and control inbound and outbound network traffic, which is based on defined security policy guidelines. A virtual firewall also has the same function; it provides network traffic filters for virtual machines (VMs) in virtualized environments when used as a…