Cybersecurity News

Read the latest Cybersecurity news on the Packt Hub. We feature up-to-date articles on IT security and hacking. We also feature the latest software security updates and cyber security threats.

Intel Headquarters

“Intel ME has a Manufacturing Mode vulnerability, and even giant manufacturers like Apple are...

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Yesterday, a group of European information security researchers announced that they have discovered a vulnerability in Intel’s Management Engine (Intel ME) INTEL-SA-00086. They say...

Untangle VPN Services

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This article by Abd El-Monem A. El-Bawab, the author of Untangle Network Security, covers the Untangle solution, OpenVPN. OpenVPN is an SSL/TLS-based VPN, which...
AI attack

Malicious code in npm ‘event-stream’ package targets a bitcoin wallet and causes 8 million...

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Last week Ayrton Sparling, a Computer Science major at CSUF, California disclosed that the popular npm package, event-stream, contains a malicious package named flatmap-stream. He disclosed the issue...
ESA data leak security

Why scepticism is important in computer security: Watch James Mickens at USENIX 2018 argue...

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"Technology, in general, and computer science in particular, have been hyped up to such an extreme level that we've ignored the importance of not...

Preventing SQL Injection Attacks on your Joomla Websites

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Introduction Mark Twain once said, "There are only two certainties in life-death and taxes." Even in web security there are two certainties: It's not "if...
ESA data leak security

Top 5 cybersecurity trends you should be aware of in 2018

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Cybersecurity trends seem to be changing at an incredible rate. That poses new opportunities for criminals and new challenges for the professionals charged with...
The dangers of public wi-fi

5 lessons public wi-fi can teach us about cybersecurity

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Free, public Wi-Fi is now crucial in ensuring people stay connected where a secure network is absent or mobile data is unavailable. While the...
The best penetration testing tools for ethical hackers

Top 5 penetration testing tools for ethical hackers

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Software systems are vulnerable. That's down to a range of things, from the constant changes our software systems undergo, to the extent of the...
Programming languages for 2019

IEEE Computer Society predicts top ten tech trends for 2019: assisted transportation, chatbots, and...

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IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) released its annual tech future predictions, earlier this week, unveiling the top ten most likely to be adopted technology trends...
Google’s incognito location tracking scandal could be the first real test of GDPR

Signal introduces optional link previews to enable users understand what’s behind a URL

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Signal, the encrypted communication App for iOs and Android, recently announced optional link previews for the four most popular sites- Imgur, Reddit, Instagram, and...

Must Read in Security

Win-KeX Version 2.0 from Kali Linux

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We have been humbled by the amazing response to our recent launch of Win-KeX. After its initial release, we asked ourselves if that is...

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