FCC to Vote on Making Wi-Fi 6E a Standard

FCC to Vote on Making Wi-Fi 6E a Standard

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 04.04.2020

The Wi-Fi 6E standard is getting closer to wider adoption as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) prepares to vote on expanding the Wi-Fi spectrum between 5.925–7.125GHz. The Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem is estimated at around 20 billion smart devices and#8211; all competing to connect to the Internet. Most of the time, they connect through ... The post FCC to Vote on Making Wi-Fi 6E a Standard appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Social apps for your family to use during your coronavirus quarantine

Social apps for your family to use during your coronavirus quarantine

by Cristina POPOV, from IoT Security Insights , on 03.04.2020

Probably the hardest part of the self-isolation or quarantine time is the sudden, complete lack of in-person connection with friends, colleagues and family members. Visits, parties, playdates, going out, grandparents coming over to babysit – we took it all for granted. Now we are trying to bridge social distancing by using the internet. No wonder ... The post Social apps for your family to use during your coronavirus quarantine appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Successful Ransomware Infections Surge to Record in 2020 as Victims Grow More Willing to Pay, Research Shows

Successful Ransomware Infections Surge to Record in 2020 as Victims Grow More Willing to Pay, Research Shows

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 03.04.2020

As more and more ransomware victims recover their data by paying up, the extortion payments made to ruthless cybercrooks are motivating the ransomware industry, new research suggests. read more

Kiosk Vulnerability Found Medication Dispensing Systems

Kiosk Vulnerability Found Medication Dispensing Systems

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 03.04.2020

Two medication dispensing systems from Becton Dickinson are affected by a vulnerability that could let attackers view and modify sensitive data. Smart devices are all around us, and their online connection is what makes them useful. While this is certainly true for everyday items in the Internet for Things (IoT) ecosystem, such as smart speakers ... The post Kiosk Vulnerability Found Medication Dispensing Systems appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

DoS Attacks in the Age of Remote Work  - Why Modern ISPs can’t Look Over Internet of Things Security

DoS Attacks in the Age of Remote Work  - Why Modern ISPs can’t Look Over Internet of Things Security

by Silviu Stahie, from Business Insights , on 03.04.2020

In September 2016, the United States internet infrastructure took a heavy blow that left many of the Fortune 500 businesses in digital darkness. The attack, initially pinned on a hostile nation-state, was in fact the work of teenagers wielding a botnet of about 100,000 IoT devices. read more

Hypervisor Introspection blocks EternalDarkness/SMBGhost Privilege Escalation Exploit (CVE-2020-0796)

Hypervisor Introspection blocks EternalDarkness/SMBGhost Privilege Escalation Exploit (CVE-2020-0796)

by Business Insights , on 02.04.2020

EternalDarkness or SMBGhost is the latest vulnerability affecting the Microsoft SMB protocol which was first reported in March 2020 This is high-severity threat because SMB vulnerabilities very-often are quickly adopted by “wormified” malicious attacks. As-of publishing of this post, PoCs exist for DoS and local privilege escalation Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection stops the local privilege escalation 0-day attack without any additional configurations or updates. See the Demo below. read more

Gartner: Coronavirus Exposes Outdated Risk Management Practices

Gartner: Coronavirus Exposes Outdated Risk Management Practices

by Business Insights , on 02.04.2020

Enterprise governance, risk, and compliance programs are designed, in important part, to ensure that companies stay on track and manage risk and uncertainty. Many organizations, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are now finding whether their risk management and cybersecurity plans will work as intended. read more

New Windows Zero-Day Exploited in the Wild, no Patch in Sight

New Windows Zero-Day Exploited in the Wild, no Patch in Sight

by Business Insights , on 01.04.2020

Last Monday, Microsoft published a security advisory detailing a new font-parsing remote code-execution vulnerability targeting Windows 7 devices. read more

Small DDoS Attacks Are Increasing; VPNs Could Fall Victim Next During Epidemic

Small DDoS Attacks Are Increasing; VPNs Could Fall Victim Next During Epidemic

by Silviu Stahie, from Business Insights , on 01.04.2020

While the COVID-19 is confining workers to home and keeping offices empty, cybercriminals and other bad actors have no compulsion in continuing their DDoS attacks. The only difference appears to be in the scale of attacks, which are slowly moving from large to small targets. On top of that, an increase in attacks aimed at VPN providers is expected. read more

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