Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, the U.S. official in charge of election security was replaced, Trend Micro hosted a tea party in rural Taiwan, and a new cryptocurrency minor was discovered through an Oracle patch.
Read on to learn more.
If mobile threats diversified and expanded in 2016, they matured in 2017. Mobile ransomware continued to rear its head, burgeoning into the platform’s most prevalent threat. Simple screenlockers, for instance, evolved into file-encrypting malware, some of which even seemed to keep pace with their desktop counterparts in terms of malicious routines.
Routers are the gateways to all internet-connected devices in homes. They could also be potentially welcoming a bevy of home network threats risking users’ information and security. Here we review the most noteworthy home network security events of 2017.
Inc. contributor, James Paine, sums up his top five trends to watch in cybersecurity: AI/machine learning, proactivity and preparation, GDPR, late adopters and talent shortages.
On February 6, Adobe released a security update in Flash version 126.96.36.199 meant to address CVE-2018-4878, a zero-day remote code execution vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player that attackers exploited through the use of lure documents sent to victims via phishing emails.
A new Mirai variant, dubbed as OMG (detected by Trend Micro as ELF_MIRAI.AUSX), was found targeting Internet of Things (IoT) devices and turning them into proxy servers.
CCO and Trend Micro and Chairman of Trend Micro Education Foundation recently went to a Taiwanese elementary school to raise funds to support its traditional Chinese orchestra.
The head of a federal commission who has helped U.S. states protect election systems from possible cyber-attacks by Russia or others is being replaced.
Despite an increasingly sophisticated cyber threat landscape, some 46% of 1,300 IT professionals and business leaders surveyed said that their organization’s security strategy rarely changes.
Trend Micro’s local VPN in Content Shield—part of Trend Micro Mobile Security for iOS—focuses on web threat and web content filtering.
A patched Oracle WebLogic WLS-WSAT is being abused to deliver two different cryptocurrency miners: a 64-bit variant and a 32-bit variant of an XMRig Monero miner.
The popularity and increasing real-world significance of cryptocurrencies are also drawing cybercriminal attention — so much so that it appears to keep pace with ransomware’s infamy in the threat landscape.
Intel has released new microcode updates to address the Spectre Variant 2 flaw.
Forbes Tech Council member Brian NeSmith shares tips on how to beef up cybersecurity.
Forbes sits down for an interview with cyber security guru and entrepreneur thought leader, Robert Herjavec, to discuss the state of the cybersecurity industry today.
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