Network

Healthcare data breaches caused by hacks are on the rise

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  August 16, 2017 (This story was updated Aug. 18, 2017). Data breaches caused by hacking and so-called IT incidents are on the rise, with the number reported in 2017 to set out pace the number reported in 2016, according to data from HHS’ Office for Civil Rights. Security experts said that’s because…

Two Critical Zero-Day Flaws Disclosed in Foxit PDF Reader

Two Critical Zero-Day Flaws Disclosed in Foxit PDF Reader

Are you using Foxit PDF Reader? If yes, then you need to watch your back. Security researchers have discovered two critical zero-day security vulnerabilities in Foxit Reader software that could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code on a targeted computer, if not configured to open files in the Safe Reading Mode. The first vulnerability (CVE-2017-10951)…

Shield

Zero-day vulnerabilities in Windows NTLM security protocols

As part of this month’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has released security patches for a serious privilege escalation vulnerability which affect all versions of its Windows operating system for enterprises released since 2007. Researchers at behavioral firewall specialist Preempt discovered two zero-day vulnerabilities in Windows NTLM security protocols, both of which allow attackers to create a…

Ransomeware

Alerta de seguridad – “Ransomware”

Se ha estado alertando sobre ataques cibernéticos conocidos como “Ransomware“, el cual es un tipo de malware que una vez infecta las computadoras de los usuarios, restringe el acceso a todos los documentos mediante cifrado, y demanda pago para recuperar la información. Se han estado tomando previsiones para evitar incidentes dentro del Recinto y toda…