The Fermilab physics laboratory in the U.S. has tidied up its systems after security researchers found weaknesses exposing documents, proprietary applications, personal information, project details and credentials.
A severe vulnerability in a system on certain Qualcomm chips, which has been patched, potentially could have enabled attackers to remotely control Android smartphones, access users' text messages and listen in on conversations, according to a new report from Check Point Software Technologies.
Security researchers have uncovered a flaw dubbed TsuNAME in DNS resolver software that attackers could used to carry out distributed denial-of-service attacks against authoritative DNS servers. Google and Cisco have resolved the issue in their DNS servers.
The Defense Department will expand its vulnerability disclosure program in the coming months, inviting ethical hackers to find flaws in a wider array of systems and applications - including IoT and industrial control systems - within the Pentagon's public-facing networks.
About 50% to 70% of all ransomware attacks in the U.S. are targeting small and medium-sized businesses, costing the victims an estimated total of $350 million in the last year, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said Wednesday in a speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
In 2020, the predictable economics of the past disappeared during an increasingly chaotic year. The pandemic reshaped society and impacted countless people. Organizations adapted quickly enabling employees to collaborate remotely. Businesses reconfigured their operating model enabling them to serve customers safely....
Lawmakers in the Senate and House have introduced legislation designed to improve and enhance the nation's electrical grid and respond to concerns that the country's power system is prone to cyberthreats.
Dell has patched five issues in a firmware update driver that has shipped in millions of laptops, tablets and desktops since 2009. The vulnerabilities apparently have not been exploited in the wild and are not remotely exploitable.
SmileDirectClub, which sells teeth-straightening appliances, expects that a recent cyberattack, which disrupted the manufacturing of its products, will take a $10 million to $15 million bite out of its second-quarter revenue.
A patch has been issued for a serious vulnerability that affects PHP Composer - a tool used to manage and install software dependencies in the PHP ecosystem. Security researchers at SonarSource say the flaw could put millions of websites at risk.
The Biden administration will prioritize cybersecurity in its $1 billion IT modernization grant program for federal agencies, which will be overseen by the General Services Administration and the Office of Management and Budget.
In light of the surge in ransomware attacks against universities, institutions need to make asset management a much higher priority, removing obsolete systems and upgrading essential systems to the latest version to avoid exploits of unpatched vulnerabilities, says Matthew Trump of the University of London.
San Diego-based Scripps Health, which operates four area hospitals, has been forced to postpone some patient care - and reportedly divert some patients seeking emergency treatment - as a result of what local news outlets say is a ransomware attack.