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Action Fraud warns of new wave of Lizard Squad DDoS attacks

Action Fraud warns of new wave of Lizard Squad DDoS attacks

Lizard Squad is back with a vengeance, according to an advisory from Action Fraud UK which is advising organisations to report the attacks, keep detailed records and seek help from their ISPs.

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Parameter tampering flaw allowed Pwnedlist to get pwned

Parameter tampering flaw allowed Pwnedlist to get pwned

Pwnedlist - which provided data on billions of pwned credentials - contained a flaw that allowed users to monitor breaches for arbitrary domains.

Europol and F-Secure sign MoU to share cyber-crime info

Europol and F-Secure sign MoU to share cyber-crime info

Europol has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Finnish online security company F-Secure. The agreement aims to improve information sharing for fighting crime.

US judge compels woman to provide fingerprint to open Apple iPhone

US judge compels woman to provide fingerprint to open Apple iPhone

The FBI recently pressed for a 29-year-old Los Angeles woman to provide her fingerprint to open her phone after she was sentenced in an identity theft case.

UMICH researchers remotely pick locks of Samsung SmartThing connected home systems

UMICH researchers remotely pick locks of Samsung SmartThing connected home systems

In a series of attacks, University of Michigan researchers hacked into Samsung SmartThing connected home systems and remotely unlocked doors.

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CorreLog SIEM Correlation Server

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This one leads two lives: a SIEM in its own right or a tool that can work alongside other, perhaps larger, SIEMs.

EventTracker Security Centre

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Excellent value and wide-ranging capabilities perhaps unexpected in such a modestly priced package.

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Meeting the new vulnerability disclosure challenge

Meeting the new vulnerability disclosure challenge

Michael Fimin considers the impact new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws will have on current vulnerability disclosure practices and recommends a number of best practices to help organisations measure up to the challenge.

The BYOD explosion: How much of a threat do personal devices really pose to your network?

The BYOD explosion: How much of a threat do personal devices really pose to your network?

How much of a risk is BYOD to network security? No more than company-issued hardware - provided businesses follow these four essential steps says Lee Painter.

The Snooper's Charter is a tricky subject, not least because of its double standards

The Snooper's Charter is a tricky subject, not least because of its double standards

Brian Chappell looks at why the backdoors of the Snooper's Charter are so repugnant to tech firms and how it can't be reconciled with the government's own directive to businesses to protect people's personal data.

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