Nation-state actor hit Google with the largest DDoS attack

In an overview of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) trends targeting its network links, Google revealed that in 2017 a nation-state actor used massive firepower that amounted to more than 2.54 terabits per second. The actor targeted thousands of Google IP addresses at the same time and used several attack methods in a campaign that span across … Continue reading Nation-state actor hit Google with the largest DDoS attack

Critical SonicWall vulnerability affects 800K firewalls, patch now

A critical stack-based Buffer Overflow vulnerability has been discovered in SonicWall VPNs. When exploited, it allows unauthenticated remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on the impacted devices. Tracked as CVE-2020-5135, the vulnerability impacts multiple versions of SonicOS ran by hundreds of thousands of active VPNs. Craig Young of Tripwire Vulnerability and Exposure Research Team (VERT) … Continue reading Critical SonicWall vulnerability affects 800K firewalls, patch now

International law firm Seyfarth discloses ransomware attack

International law firm Seyfarth Shaw announced on Monday that it was the victim of a ransomware attack over the weekend. With more than 900 lawyers in 17 offices in America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific regions, the company made over $700 million in gross revenue last year, placing it in the lower half of the … Continue reading International law firm Seyfarth discloses ransomware attack

How to Pinpoint Rogue IoT Devices on Your Network

Researchers explain how security practitioners can recognize when a seemingly benign device could be malicious. A Raspberry Pi floating on your network may not be cause for concern – at first. But when did it join the network? What is it doing? Is it the only Raspberry Pi? These questions can help discern a benign … Continue reading How to Pinpoint Rogue IoT Devices on Your Network

Password managers: A cheat sheet for professionals

The sheer number of passwords the average person has can lead to confusion and tons of password retrieval emails. Simplify and secure your digital life by learning about password managers. Never used a password manager? Here's how to get started Watch Now Find me a person alive that doesn't have at least one online password, … Continue reading Password managers: A cheat sheet for professionals