Computerworld Security: August 07, 2015
Design flaw in Intel chips opens door to rootkits
A design flaw in the x86 processor architecture dating back almost two decades
could allow attackers to install a rootkit in the low-level firmware of
computers, a security researcher said Thursday.
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HIPAA Violations Incur Multi-Million in Penalties
As mobile transforms into an overall endpoint-computing strategy, IT leaders
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IN THIS ISSUE
1. Can my phone be easily hacked?
2. Attackers can exploit built-in remote support apps to control Android devices
3. Joint Chiefs of Staff emails targeted by Russian hackers
4. Target joins the beacon bandwagon with trial in 50 stores
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Unlock the Key to Repel Ransomware
You're at your desk, working to finish a project on a deadline when, all of a
sudden, your screen freezes and a dialogue box pops up to tell you that your
computer is locked and your files will all be destroyed if you don't pay up.
Can my phone be easily hacked?
What vulnerabilities does Bluetooth present and what are some easy ways to help
secure your smartphone?
Attackers can exploit built-in remote support apps to control Android devices
Many smartphone makers preload remote support tools on their Android devices in
an insecure way, allowing hackers to take control of the devices through rogue
apps or even SMS messages.
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4 Ways Neustar Strengthens Your DNS Security
There are criminals who redirect DNS queries to their own servers to steal
credit card data and other sensitive information, and the exploding problem of
distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, often aimed at DNS to cripple
online business. There are steps that can be taken to protect DNS, lower
business risk, and defend your brand.
Joint Chiefs of Staff emails targeted by Russian hackers
The hacking group that targeted unclassified email systems at the State
Department and the White House is believed to have also compromised a network
used by the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Target joins the beacon bandwagon with trial in 50 stores
Target, the nation's second-largest discount chain, is testing beacon technology
in 50 of its stores, joining a growing number of retailers that hope to attract
customers with timely deals sent to their smartphones and smartwatches on
products based on their location.
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