Fake police website phishing for confidential information resurfaces

Posted on 14-11-2019
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/fake-police-website-phishing-for-confidential-information-re-surfaces

SINGAPORE - A website trying to pass off as the official Singapore Police Force (SPF) website to trick people into giving up their personal details has emerged once again, the police warned on Tu...

Five Firewall Configuration Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Posted on 12-11-2019
https://www.networkcomputing.com/network-security/five-firewall-configuration-mistakes-you-need-avoid

Here are some common firewall mistakes and how to fix it. 1. Failing to properly configure and orchestrate firewalls to work with an increasingly cloud-based security infrastructure Simply said...

Ransomware forces New Mexico school district to scrub 30,000 devices

Posted on 11-11-2019
https://edscoop.com/ransomware-forces-new-mexico-school-district-scrub-30000-devices/

Written by Colin WoodNOV 8, 2019 | EDSCOOP A New Mexico school district that had its systems infected by ransomware last month is now having to scrub the hard drives of about 30,000 ...

With a Laser, Researchers Say They Can Hack Alexa, Google Home or Siri

Posted on 06-11-2019
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/04/technology/digital-assistant-laser-hack.html

SAN FRANCISCO — Since voice-controlled digital assistants were introduced a few years ago, security experts have fretted that systems like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa were a pr...

China-backed hackers stole text messages and phone records in push for intelligence, report says

Posted on 06-11-2019
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/01/chinese-hackers-stole-text-messages-phone-records-in-intelligence-push.html

A Chinese state-backed hacking group broke into the servers of telecommunications firms to steal text messages and phone records, a FireEye report revealed. Using malware dubbed “Messagetap&r...