There have been a number of new, revived or heightened security threats in the news this month, including potential supply chain attacks, a new NetSpectre class attack, and Android malware that targets banking apps. As always, the first step in protecting against cyber attacks is to make sure that all the systems (including Internet of Things devices) connected to your network have the latest security updates (unfortunately, a new study from Trend Micro indicates that two fifths of IT decision makers across several countries and continents consider IoT security an afterthought, and only about half of them believe IoT attacks pose a threat to their organizations. Meanwhile, as Adobe Flash continues to be one of the top software products targeted by hackers and the object of frequent security patches that we cover here each month, a U.S. senator is hoping to convince federal agencies to transition away from the use of Flash, which Adobe has said will reach its end of life at the end of 2020. But we all know this won’t stop the bad guys, who will just look for vulnerabilities that they can exploit in other products and services. Staying half a step ahead of them… Read full this story
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