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According to a study by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, by 2022, there will be a shortage of 1.8 million information security workers.So, it is no mystery why leading innovation expert Alec Ross, in his book Industries of the Future, described cyber security as one of the five fields that will most shape our economic future.But if… Read more

Tags: infosec, certification, infosec career

Another week has passed, and more things continue to catch our attention. So lets just jump right inChild safety smartwatchesWhen you’re marketing a ‘smart’ device as a safety device, you better be sure you can secure it.But it appears that manufacturers of child safety smartwatches didn’t get the memo. The fact… Read more

Tags: week-in-review, infosec news

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Recently we came across a new variant of the malware ServStart. ServStart is primarily used by attackers located in China, in a mix of targeted and opportunistic attacks. The attackers are hosting the ServStart malware on a file server that is open for anyone to view.The open file server at http://222.186.11[.]182:9999The Rar ArchiveOne of the… Read more

Tags: malware, malware research, malvertising, arp spoofing, zxarps

The recent data breach at Equifax is the latest cautionary tale for what can happen when the response to a threat lags behind the initial detection. The vulnerability that ultimately led to the breach was correctly identified, but the delay in patching the affected systems created a window of opportunity for attackers to exploit it.On this front, Equifax is… Read more

Tags: usm anywhere, alienapps, jira

State-sponsored cyber espionage has been rising steadily in recent years. Whether it’s high-profile attacks such as North Korea’s hack of Sony in 2014, China’s alleged hack of the US’s Office of Personnel Management in 2015, or Russia’s alleged hack of the Democratic National Committee in 2016, the stories are mounting. Iran has also… Read more

Tags: malware, apt, turnedup, dropshot, apt33, notes from underground

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