Weekly Security Roundup #3: Cyber-Threats As Weapons Of Choice
Fight against online threats and cyber-crime continues.
This week, for example, we had many articles that indicate the online war is moving to another level and cyber-threats are now used as weapons of choice for many important governments.
Our security blog provided this week 2 important security articles for your online protection. The first article addresses one of the latest USB vulnerabilities discovered and comes with a few solutions and our second article is intended to dramatically increase your online privacy in less than 1 hour.
Our goal is to bring you the latest security news from the digital world. And this is what we do.
These are the 10 security articles of the week that you should read in order to improve your online security.
Security articles of the week
What keeps you up at night? Most Americans apparently fear becoming victims of credit card breaches, hacking and data theft. So, who keeps your money safe?
Security firm FireEye provides a report that indicates cyber-criminal groups from Russia are not only aiming money and financial data, but are now after political and state secrets.
European Network and Information Security Agency organizes Cyber Europe 2014, a security exercise which brings together security experts from the public and private sector to test a response to a potential large-scale cyber attack.
The conclusion of this article is already presented in the title. More than a third of companies lack security programs, training and resources in a fight against a large-scale cyber-criminal attack.
The fact there is a fight in the online environment is no longer a surprise, and news about Chinese or Russian hackers posing a threat to American institutions appear every day. Now, we see that even in the cyber-security world treaties can be signed and alliances put in place.
We hear about online threats, cyber-criminal actions, money stolen and lately, an increase attention to retrieving state secrets. How and when can we call a hostile action in the online environment as an act of war? Read the article above for more information.
What can be done against a cyber-criminal attack? Is there any appropriate defense against threats we are not trained to recognize? The article above provides an answer to these types of questions.
Facebook takes another step to increase its users’ security and privacy. This time, the famous social media network is available to Tor users, through a special address. Read the article above and stay protected.
The United States Department of Homeland Security issued an alert this week on a major phishing campaing that targets sensitive user credentials for banking services. Access the website above and make sure to bookmark it for future references.
There’s nothing safe anymore. Data breaches and financial stealing campaigns that targeted the United States institutions lately, apparently affected even the White House network. So, are you feeling safe now?
We are sure there are other important security news out there. So please let us know, what security news did we miss and should have been included here?
This post was originally published by Aurelian Neagu in October 2014.