Smashing Security #023: Covfefe

Hackers are blackmailing cosmetic surgery patients, and threatening to release their naked photos. A British Airways IT snafu causes travel chaos for thousands. Read full news article on Graham Cluley  

Hacking and Linux Go Together Like 2 Keys in a Key Pair

Ever since taking an interest Linux, with the specific aim of better understanding and enhancing my personal digital security, I have been fascinated by hacker conferences. As soon as I learned of their existence, I made a point of keeping tabs on the major conferences so I could browse through the latest videos in their … Read more

Palo Alto Networks delivers strong Q3 results

Security company Palo Alto Networks delivered a strong fiscal third quarter that handily topped expectations. The company reported a net loss of $60.9 million, or 67 cents a share, on revenue of $431.8 million, up 25 percent from a year ago. Read full news article on ZDNet  

A Nation State-Looking Cyberattack that Wasn’t

Cybercriminals—like other criminals—have a penchant for going after low-hanging fruit. Few bother using sophisticated tools or exploits to break into systems if easier options are available. Read full news article on dark READING  

How To Plan For Security Incident Response

From threats like the recent WannaCry ransomware attack to the Google Docs phishing scam, there are a number of ways a security incident can unfold at your organization. Having a tested incident response plan in your back pocket can make the difference between a swift recovery or a high stress situation where every minute the … Read more