Sam Stelfox

Enterprise Cybersecurity Roundup [August 2021]

Jupyter Notebook feature enabled by default was linked to a full-access vulnerability in Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB - Skip to details with mitigations and full report  Hive ransomware has been targeting the healthcare industries and the FBI issues a report for best preventative and after-care measures - Skip to details with mitigations and full report  IoT and router vulnerabilities discovered in ...

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Sam Stelfox

DEF CON 2021: Deobfuscating the security industry with constructive discussion

After a panic-induced hiatus, DEF CON returned for a hybrid in-person and virtual event this August in Las Vegas. The theme? "Can't Stop the Signal" a fist-pumping message to the world that passionate people are still hard at work keeping our networks and computers secure.  

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Sam Stelfox

Enterprise Cybersecurity Roundup [July 2021]

A major NSO spyware attack threatened the privacy of thousands when its "zero-click" architecture broke through Apple's security and iPhone privacy features in July. Another ransomware attack against IT solutions provider, Kaseya, put nearly 1,500 businesses in jeopardy last month with the threat of malicious SQL injections.  As cyberattacks continue to climb in severity— now threatening to ...

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Sam Stelfox

Enterprise Cybersecurity Roundup [June 2021]

Cyberattacks are becoming increasingly intelligent and aggressive post-pandemic. Some of the largest infiltrations on U.S. infrastructure took place in Q2 when hackers temporarily shut down the Colonial Pipeline and JBS meat processing plants across the country. This month's roundup takes a look at the White House’s new Cybersecurity Executive Order and several of the large-scale attacks that led ...

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [May 2021]

Researchers found a flaw in 13 Android apps’ security measures which could lead to over 100 million users’ personal information being exposed, while both VMware and WiFi were found to have vulnerabilities that could jeopardize their larger scale networks. This month’s cybersecurity roundup examines the flaws in the authentication keys, WiFi frames, and V12 configurations that threatened the ...

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [April 2021]

Security researchers uncovered two major malware strains in April: the more_eggs backdoor targeting LinkedIn users and the Promotei botnet's exploitation of the Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities. Social media app TikTok is also under scrutiny for the misuse of children's information and data collection. This month's cybersecurity roundup takes a deep dive into the security ...

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [March 2021]

Several major system infiltrations made it onto the books in March, including the previously downplayed Ubiquiti Networks breach and a new ransomware demand to the tune of $50 million. Reoccurring malware threats continue to spur a response from the United States government for stronger defensive security measures, for the general public as well as federal offices. We explore the potential ...

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [February 2021]

Spring is just around the corner, and in the midst of all your Spring cleaning, don’t forget to do a sweep through your computer with a malware scan. In this month's smart home cybersecurity roundup, we uncover a mysterious yet dormant threat native to macOS devices, Accellion's decision to deprecate their file transfer application, and the diverse slew of malware targeting gamers using Discord. 

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [January 2021]

January 2021— a new year, new you, and, like clockwork, new information system infiltrations. Don't worry, though, because while the country has seen some major data breaches this month, we've also seen a lot of advancement from the nation's security teams. In this smart home cybersecurity news roundup, we take a closer look at what experts have said about the SolarWinds attack, the Spotify ...

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news: 3 top attacks from 2020

From beginning to end, 2020 has been an unforgettable year to say the least. In the December 2020 edition of our smart home cybersecurity news roundup, we revisit some of the most memorable data breaches and hacks of 2020 to kick off the new year. 

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