North Korean Defectors and Journalists Targeted Using Social Networks and KakaoTalk

Recently, South Korean media wrote about North Korean refugees and journalists being targeted by unknown actors using KakaoTalk (a popular chat app in South Korea) and other social network services (such as Facebook) to send links to install malware on victims’ devices. This method shows that attackers are always looking for different ways to deliver …

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Trivial Software Flaws Continue to Plague Networked Devices

It’s 2018, but it feels like 2008. I often reflect on how relatively simplistic the attack surface of nearly everything was just 10 years ago, and how much we’ve evolved since then.  I remember writing exploits for trivial buffer overflows without having to deal with exception handling, address randomization, stack and heap execution protections, and …

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How McAfee Embedded Security Helps Medical Device Manufacturers Protect Their Products from Malware and Hacker Attacks

Like other Internet of Things (IoT) devices, medical equipment is a vulnerable attack surface. By 2018, it’s expected that sales of medical devices will exceed 14 million units—more than five times the sales of 2012.1 Network- and cloud-connected medical devices used in clinical settings—nurse stations, patient monitors, communications, networks, diagnostic devices, testing, scanning systems, blood …

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India’s Biometric Database Reportedly Breached, More Than One Billion Compromised

Between Equifax and Uber, there’s been a plethora of massive data breaches lately. These breaches not only compromise personal data, but they’re also leaving those impacted concerned about potential identity theft as a result. Now, India is faced with their largest data breach yet – as their governmental database Aadhaar has reportedly been compromised, which …

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