“Cybercrime ranked as more pressing than terrorism”
After the recent Equifax data breach, now is a good time for small business owners and everyone else to review account statements and credit reports to check for incidents of ID theft and illegal activity. This should be brought to the forefront of every especially since the U.S. Director of National Intelligence ranks cybercrime as the top national security threat in 2014, according to Pew Research Center’s State of Cybercrime Survey.
“Over 5 billion devices at risk”
Huge numbers of devices with Bluetooth signals are at risk of a malware attack newly identified by an internet of things security company. That is most of the estimated 8.2 billion devices that use Bluetooth, which allows for our gadgets to connect and communicate wirelessly. Nearly every connected device out there has Bluetooth capability. Your phones, laptops, speakers, car entertainment systems — the list goes on and on to even the most mundane gadgets.
“Imperva has detected thousands of attacks”
Security firm Imperva has detected thousands of attacks attempting to exploit a recently patched remote code execution vulnerability affecting the Apache Struts 2 open source development framework. The security hole, tracked as CVE-2017-9805, affects applications that use the REST plugin with the XStream handler for XML payloads, and it exists due to the way Struts deserializes untrusted data. An exploit was made available within hours after a patch was released.
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