Reignite your firewall

Credit to Author: Barbara Hudson| Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:06:34 +0000

Many IT departments struggle with outdated firewalls, but we’re here to help<img alt=”” border=”0″ src=”https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=news.sophos.com&#038;blog=834173&#038;post=41240&#038;subd=sophos&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1″ width=”1″ height=”1″ /><img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/k1U-kRqmcAw” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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TippingPoint Threat Intelligence and Zero-Day Coverage – Week of August 14, 2017

Credit to Author: Elisa Lippincott (TippingPoint Global Product Marketing)| Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:00:42 +0000

One of my favorite movies is the 1999 comedy “Galaxy Quest,” which features the cast of a science-fiction television series similar to Star Trek. In the movie, the crew is visited by real aliens who ask them for help against an intergalactic adversary because they believe that Galaxy Quest is a documentary of historical documents…

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TippingPoint Threat Intelligence and Zero-Day Coverage – Week of August 7, 2017

Credit to Author: Elisa Lippincott (TippingPoint Global Product Marketing)| Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:07:23 +0000

Earlier this month, a blog post from Blue Frost Security was released stating that they were giving away tickets to the upcoming Ekoparty Security Conference in Argentina. But there was a catch: in order to get the tickets (and free whiskey), entrants had to complete an exploitation challenge and send them the solution. Blue Frost…

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TippingPoint Threat Intelligence and Zero-Day Coverage – Week of July 31, 2017

Credit to Author: Elisa Lippincott (TippingPoint Global Product Marketing)| Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2017 13:39:37 +0000

During the DefCon Conference last week, a Windows SMB vulnerability was revealed late last week by researchers from RiskSense. The 20-year-old bug can be found in Windows 2000 up to Windows 10. Microsoft has indicated that it will not be issuing a patch for the vulnerability as it doesn’t meet their bar for servicing in…

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TippingPoint Threat Intelligence and Zero-Day Coverage – Week of July 24, 2017

Credit to Author: Elisa Lippincott (TippingPoint Global Product Marketing)| Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:25:08 +0000

This week, I attended the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. 2017 marked the 20th anniversary of the Black Hat conference. A lot has certainly changed since I started attending back in 2002. I’m sure that many will have their opinions on the central themes that they saw at the conference (artificial intelligence was…

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TippingPoint Threat Intelligence and Zero-Day Coverage – Week of July 17, 2017

Credit to Author: Elisa Lippincott (TippingPoint Global Product Marketing)| Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:07:14 +0000

If you conduct a search on the Web for the number of languages spoken around the world, you’ll see numbers ranging anywhere from 6,000-7,000. I figure I’m doing okay since I can speak English and Spanish, sign the English alphabet, recite the Greek alphabet, and read music. There are roughly over 1.2 billion web sites…

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TippingPoint Threat Intelligence and Zero-Day Coverage – Week of July 10, 2017

Credit to Author: Elisa Lippincott (TippingPoint Global Product Marketing)| Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:00:02 +0000

Before the world of laptops, tablets and smart phones, some of us had to use paper-based solutions to keep track of our calendars and to-do lists. I used a Franklin Planner, where I kept track of my calendar as well as my never-ending to-do list. The Franklin Planner used the “ABC” system to help you…

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Not All Threats Are Created Equal

Credit to Author: Elisa Lippincott (TippingPoint Global Product Marketing)| Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 12:00:11 +0000

Macs have become more vulnerable as their collective market share has increased.In today’s world, security teams are bombarded constantly with security events and threat information from multiple sources, making it impossible to address each threat with the same amount of urgency. Where does one even start? We know every threat should be addressed, but not all threats are created equal. How do we determine which ones…

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TippingPoint Threat Intelligence and Zero-Day Coverage – Week of July 3, 2017

Credit to Author: Elisa Lippincott (TippingPoint Global Product Marketing)| Date: Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:45:09 +0000

It has been quoted by Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, and others that insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” I could say that in our world of cyber security, despite all the headlines about data breaches and ransomware, there is no “insanity.” Products we used 25 years ago…

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Don’t get hit by Petya or WannaCry: how to configure your firewall

Credit to Author: Chris McCormack| Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2017 19:33:38 +0000

The recent malware outbreaks were the first widespread network worms for several years. But, Sophos firewalls can help stop these sorts of attacks.<img alt=”” border=”0″ src=”https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=news.sophos.com&#038;blog=834173&#038;post=40392&#038;subd=sophos&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1″ width=”1″ height=”1″ /><img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/vo1iJfS2mz4″ height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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TippingPoint Threat Intelligence and Zero-Day Coverage – Week of June 26, 2017

Credit to Author: Elisa Lippincott (TippingPoint Global Product Marketing)| Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:00:57 +0000

The late 70s/early 80s American television show Three’s Company was one of my favorite shows growing up. The central theme of the show revolved around the lives of three roommates. Each episode usually involved a misunderstanding, then chaos would ensue. In the end, everything would turn out okay. Unfortunately, this week’s episode of “ransomware in…

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