Top digital security tips from our Just Ask Gemalto experts that can help you stay safe online

With technology moving into more areas of our lives than ever before, understanding how to protect your online data has never been more important. However, cybersecurity is so much more than just your online activities. With an increasing number of objects and devices also connected to the internet, protecting yourself from various online threats is now a multifaceted job – one that requires an understanding of the types of malicious actors and the numerous directions cyber-attacks can come from. Only once we understand the scope of risk can we begin to fight back against hackers and come up with effective solutions to reduce the likelihood that we are subject to a data breach.

NSA and NCSC Release Joint Advisory on Turla Group Activity

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the United Kingdom National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have released a joint advisory on advanced persistent threat (APT) group Turla—widely reported to be Russian. The advisory provides an update to NCSC’s January 2018 report on Turla’s use of the malicious Neuron, Nautilus, and Snake tools to steal sensitive data. Additionally, the advisory states that Turla has compromised—and is currently leveraging—an Iranian APT group’s infrastructure and resources, which include the Neuron and Nautilus tools.

Microsoft and partners design new device security requirements to protect against targeted firmware attacks

Recent developments in security research and real-world attacks demonstrate that as more protections are proactively built into the OS and in connected services, attackers are looking for other avenues of exploitation with firmware emerging as a top target. In the last three years alone, NIST’s National Vulnerability Database has shown nearly a five-fold increase in the number of firmware vulnerabilities discovered.

Experts Reaction On Government Partnering With Arm To Develop New Cyber Techie

It has been reported that the Government announced that it has partnered with UK tech giant Arm as it pumps more than £50m into a new programme to improve the country’s cybersecurity. Chipmaker Arm, which was bought by Softbank in 2016, will receive £36m to develop new chip technology that is more resistant to cyber-attacks. A further £18m will be injected into a new scheme aimed at cracking down on online disinformation, fraud and misuse of personal data.

New Phishing Campaign Targets Stripe Users To Obtain Banking Data

A phishing campaign using fake invalid account Stripe support alerts as lures has been spotted while attempting to harvest customers’ bank account info and user credentials using booby-trapped Stripe customer login pages. Stripe is one of the top online payment processors, a company that provides the payment logistics internet businesses need to accept payments over the Internet from their e-commerce customers. This makes Stripe users the perfect target for threat actors looking to get their hands on their banking info, seeing that the company handles billions of dollars in payment every year.

HA Joker Vulnhub Walkthrough

Today we are going to solve our Boot to Root challenge called “HA: Joker” We have developed this lab for the purpose of online penetration practices. Solving this lab is not that tough if you have proper basic knowledge of Penetration testing. Let’s start and learn how to breach it.

Trump loyalists attempt damage control as pressure builds over slew of scandals

escalating domestic and foreign policy scandals, ranging from impeachment proceedings in Washington to the US troop withdrawal in northern Syria.” data-reactid=”16″>Senior Trump administration officials were on Sunday scrambling to defend the president from escalating domestic and foreign policy scandals, ranging from impeachment proceedings in Washington to the US troop withdrawal in northern Syria.

Companies Place Cyber Security in the Spotlight

New research shows that cyber security is taking center stage at many organizations. A pessimistic way of looking at this would be to acknowledge that things have gotten so bad with breaches, malware, and other incidents that enterprises have no choice but to focus on security.