New “Quad9” DNS service blocks malicious domains for everyone

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA)—an organization founded by law enforcement and research organizations to help reduce cyber-crime—has partnered with IBM and Packet Clearing House to launch a free public Domain Name Service system. That system is intended to block domains associated with botnets, phishing attacks, and other malicious Internet hosts—primarily ...

Google Just Made Gmail the Most Secure Email Provider on the Planet

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Anyone with a Gmail account can now activate what the company calls "Advanced Protection," a set of features that make it harder to hack into your Google account. These are aimed specifically at "high-risk" users, as Google puts it. That is political campaign staffers, activists, journalists, or people in abusive ...

KRACK Attack Devastates Wi-Fi Security

Monday, October 16th, 2017

A devastating weakness plagues the WPA2 protocol used to secure all modern Wi-Fi networks, and it can be abused to decrypt traffic from enterprise and consumer networks with varying degrees of difficulty. Not only can attackers peek at supposedly encrypted traffic to steal credentials and payment card data, for example, but ...

How to use Let’s Encrypt to secure your websites

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Securing your business website with HTTPS isn't just a good idea, it's a necessity. Google Chrome now marks HTTP payment and login pages and search pages as insecure if they're not using HTTPS. Fortunately, Let's Encrypt makes it both free and easy to lock down your websites. After countless website security ...

Hackers backdoored CCleaner for a month: Over 2 million infected with malware

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Hackers backdoored the popular CCleaner Windows utility; for nearly a month, two malware-tainted versions collected computer names, IP addresses, lists of installed and active software as well lists of network adapters before sending the data to attacker’s server. Cisco Talos, which discovered the malware on September 13 while a customer was ...

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