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4 Lessons to be learned from the DOE’s DDoS attack

Analysts, researchers, industry professionals, and pundits alike have all posited the dangers of the next-generation “smart grid,” particularly when it comes to cybersecurity. They warn that without the right measures in place, unscrupulous parties could essentially wreak havoc on the bulk of society by causing severe outages or worse. It is a real possibility, but up until now, it’s been … [Read more...]

Three Benefits of Cloud Managed File Transfer

MFT solutions are now also available as cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings which can provide a number of benefits over traditional on-premise MFT offerings. Generally this means you’re getting all the capabilities of a full-featured MFT solution without having to deal with the hassles of managing and maintaining it on your own site.  … [Read more...]

How to Create and Manage Windows SSL Certificate Templates

Certificate templates add flexibility to your PKI environment and help reduce management. Learn to create and manage Windows SSL certificate templates here Read the post here: How to Create and Manage Windows SSL Certificate Templates … [Read more...]

Tenable Research Discovered a Download Hijack Vulnerability in Slack

Slack issues update but bad actors could have leveraged the flaw for corporate espionage or file manipulation Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, today announced that its research team discovered a vulnerability in the Slack Desktop Application for Windows that could have allowed an attacker to alter where a victim’s files are stored when the documents are downloaded within Slack. … [Read more...]

Burger King data breach potentially exposed the data of thousands of children

Kool King, an online shop owned by Burger King, had thousands of customer records exposed through an unsecured database, which was discovered last week.  The website allows customers who purchase from the children’s menu in Burger King, France to access content, including games, films and activities, after creating a profile on the platform.   The breached database, which potentially contained the … [Read more...]

Slack Patches Download Hijack Vulnerability in Windows Desktop App

Tenable Researcher David Wells discovered a vulnerability in Slack Desktop for Windows that could have allowed an attacker to alter where files downloaded within Slack are stored. Tenable worked with Slack via HackerOne based on our coordinated disclosure policy and Slack has since released a new version of its Windows desktop client to address this vulnerability. Users should ensure their Slack … [Read more...]

WhatApp users urged to update app after serious security vulnerability discovered

WhatsApp, the messaging app owned by Facebook, confirmed a serious security vulnerability in its system on Monday, 13 May that left users open to spyware installations on their phone.   The breach, affecting both iOS and Android users, enabled the software to be installed through voice calls, even if the call wasn’t picked up. In some cases, the call was removed from the call log, so the missed … [Read more...]

What is UPnP and is it Safe?

Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) is something that all of us have probably come into contact with without even realizing. If you’ve ever bought a new printer and noticed that your computer, phone and tablet are all able to recognize the device automatically, you’ve lived UPnP. If you fancied playing that song from your phone a little louder by broadcasting it to Alexa or some other wireless speaker, … [Read more...]

Why You Should Monitor Your Network All the Time

As a managed services provider (MSP), monitoring and managing your customer’s network is an important part of your business. No matter the size of the networks under your management, you can spend significant time and money on troubleshooting network-related issues. In order to improve your troubleshooting efficiency, it is imperative you have complete visibility into the networks you’re managing. … [Read more...]

5 PowerShell Commands to Better Manage Active Directory

PowerShell was developed so that IT operations and administrative tasks in operating systems like Active Directory could be drastically simplified and automated to save huge amounts of time and effort. PowerShell is able to integrate with services and applications to help administrators get complete control over the management of both clients and servers. With every new update of the underlying … [Read more...]