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Security

Cloudflare Sets to Protect the IoT

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Cloudflare Sets to Protect the IoT

Cloudflare plans to extend security to the Internet of Things (IoT) with Orbit-- a service allowing IoT vendors to protect devices from attacks and deploy patches more quickly.

As the company puts it, more IoT devices are becoming victims in DDoS attacks. For instance, one can recall the Mirai botnet hijacking webcams earlier least year. This points out a need for a service similar to the Cloudflare delivery network, only for the various connected devices making the IoT.

Orbit sits one layer before the device and acts as a security shield, protecting against exploits even if the device runs on an outdated software. Manufacturers can force devices to connect solely through the Cloudflare network, and in turn Cloudflare blocks exploits or prompts device owners for further authentication of attacks are suspected. Read more...

Kaspersky: Stuxnet-Related Bug Allows for Attacks!

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Kaspersky: Stuxnet-Related Bug Allows for Attacks!

According to Kaspersky exploits remain a serious security threat-- an old vulnerability related to the Stuxnet worm still poses as an open door for hackers targeting Windows computers.

Known as CVE-2010-2568, the flaw was initially patched out back in 2010, but Kaspersky says it is still one of the most widespread software exploits. Used by the Stuxnet worm to remotely execute code without user knowledge, between 2015 and 2016 it was used to target around 25% of Kaspersky users who encountered an exploit.

The vulnerability only affects Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 systems, but hackers are on the hunt for susceptible systems through malware able to self-replicate over a network and remain in affected computers.

Other pieces of out-of-date software carry similar vulnerabilities, including Microsoft Office, Android and Java.

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Kaspersky Security for MSPs

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Kaspersky Security for MSPs

Kaspersky Lab announces a partner program aimed at MSPs-- especially those with customers in SMB markets-- wanting to add security services to their portfolio.

The specialised program promises "maximum margin a minimum risk," as well as ensuring security for customer data and infrastructure. It includes products and technology enabling MSPs to provide security services, such as remote security monitoring, managed security, virtualisation security, and mobile device security and management.

Kaspersky offers choice between cloud and on-premise security. Endpoint Security Cloud is ideal for smaller MSP businesses, with management via multi-tenant cloud console. On the other hand, Endpoint Security Basic and Security for Virtualisation are multi-tenant on-premises solutions managed by Security Centre. Security for Mail Server and Managed Service Agreement are included in the package.

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IBM on the State of Security

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IBM on the State of Security

The IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index reveals "historic" growth for the number of records compromised in 2016-- from 600 million in 2015 to over 4 billion, an increase of 566%, thanks to a shift in cybercriminal strategies.

The leaked records include traditional targets such as credit cards, passwords and personal health information, but IBM also notes "significant" breaches in unstructured data such as email archives, business documents, intellectual property and source code. The observations come from over 8000 monitored security clients in 100 countries and data derived from non-customer assets such as spam sensors and honeynets.

In total X-Force monitors around 8 million spam and phishing attacks daily, and analyses over 37 billion websites and images.

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HashiCorp Updates Vault Enterprise

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HashiCorp Updates Vault Enterprise

HashiCorp releases the Vault Enterprise 0.7-- an update featuring multi datacentre replication, allowing organisations spanning multiple public clouds or private datacentres to centrally manage security policies.

The open source Vault Enterprise is a tool designed to keep secrets running within cloud-based applications, such as passwords, certificates and confidential information, secure. According to the company, the update features a custom replication scheme to ensure system availability is never sacrificed, allowing users to continue using current encryption keys in case of connectivity failure, even if they will not be able to rotate keys.

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