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Day: January 13, 2018

Warning: Microsoft says security fixes will noticeably slow older PCs

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary: This story from news.hitb.org lays out a revealing for some time, repairs to “crashes” and “ghosts” of memory leaks have degraded PC performance, but in fact how bad? Microsoft has run some benchmarks and if your system is not fresh enough, that’s unfortunately bad news. Although patches for Meltdown and one

7 Defensive measures against Malicious Code in Kids Game Apps on Google Play Pushing Porn Ads –

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary: A must-read story from gbhackers.com provides 7 defensive measures and educates the how, the functions, that lure innocent children to click on their push ads. Cybercriminals are starting to focus on the games children use to install fake apps, premium services, and pornography. Security researchers from the checkpoint found malicious code called “AdultSwine” hidden

How Financial Services Firms Can Protect Against DDoS Attacks

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary: Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks is becoming more common throughout the financial services industry. DDoS attacks occur when a portion of the network is targeted, usually at the network, transport layer, or application layer, and large numbers of requests overwhelm the network bandwidth, causing the network to crash slowly or

Assembling the Pieces for a Holistic View of Cyber Security

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary: This story from csoonline.com explains a holistic view from Mr. Richard Ford, chief scientist at Forcepoint. Scanning incoming threats are not enough. A comprehensive security approach also means preventing the wrong data from leaving the organization. Ford said a comprehensive approach focuses on which users and systems have access to enterprise