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How to Secure Critical Infrastructure When Patching Isn’t Possible

Cyberattacks are on the rise and threatening our digital life and our most intimate information — but also our operational realities. Read More

21-Year-Old Cypriot Hacker Extradited to U.S. Over Fraud and Extortion Charges

The United States Department of Justice has extradited two criminals from the Republic of Cyprus—one is a computer hacker suspected of cyber intrusions and extortion, and the other is a money launderer with known connections to the terrorist organization Hezbollah.

Both suspects—Joshua Polloso Epifaniou, 21, a resident of Nicosia, and Ghassan Diab, 37, a citizen of Lebanon—were arrested earlier last year and extradited to the United States last weekend. Read More

People work more while at home, but worry about data security

A global research report by Lenovo highlights the triumphs, challenges and the consequences of the sudden shift to work-from-home (WFH) during the COVID-19 pandemic and how companies and their IT departments can power the new era of working remotely that will follow.

The study looks at how employees worldwide are responding to the “new normal” after 72 percent of those surveyed confirmed a shift in their daily work dynamic in the last three months. Read More

Robots used in the COVID-19 hospital could be hacked

Tech experts in Spain have warned that the robots that are being used to disinfect hospitals during the COVID-19 crisis are vulnerable to cyber-attacks, and may have disastrous effects on the associated people. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a rise in the use of robots that use ultraviolet light to zap germs in hospitals and clinics. The majority are not secure and theoretically can be taken over remotely and then made to shower their harmful rays on exposed patients or staff.

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Investigation highlights the dangers of using counterfeit Cisco switches

An investigation, which concluded that counterfeit network switches were designed to bypass processes that authenticate system components, illustrates the security challenges posed by counterfeit hardware.

Counterfeit Cisco Catalyst 2960-X series switches Read More

July 2020 Patch Tuesday: Microsoft plugs wormable Windows DNS Server RCE flaw

On this July 2020 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has plugged 18 critical and 105 high-severity flaws, Adobe has delivered security updates for ColdFusion, Adobe Genuine Service, Adobe Download Manager, Adobe Media Encoder and Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Application, and Oracle is set to deliver fixes for 433 vulnerabilities.

For the fifth month in a row, Microsoft has fixed over 100 CVE-numbered vulnerabilities: 123, to be precise. Read More