Category: Security

LANDESK and HEAT, what is happening?

Clearlake Capital Group Ltd  announced last week that it had acquired Landesk from Thoma Bravo. The acquisition will see Landesk merging with HEAT Software to create a larger security company.  John Ferron, a Clearlake Operating Advisor and the current CEO of HEAT, will serve as Executive Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors. The combined…

IBM and FDA target secure healthcare data

IBM Watson Health has signed a deal with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to research secure healthcare data exchange. This will be about whether blockchain technology can improve the security of patient records and data. This study that will be watched eagerly by healthcare vendors, data regulators and patients. The study will focus initially…

Microsoft releases smallest Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has released its latest Patch Tuesday and it is among the smallest it has ever issued. It consists of just four patches, two of which are critical and two are important. The two critical patches are a security patch for Microsoft Office and another for Adobe Flash Player. Microsoft Edge is also patched to remove…

Microsoft fixes botched patch

Microsoft has brought forward a replacement patch for CVE-2016-7237. The details were released by Nicolas Economou from Core Security. The replacement patch was due for release on February 14. However, after Core Exploit issued an embargoed blog about the issue to press, Microsoft told them they would bring the patch release forward. It is now live as…

Bitcoin values drop 21%

  Last week saw Bitcoin (BTC) values drop by over 20% after the Chinese government issued a warning to Bitcoin users about potential risks. The warning issued on Jan 5th also restated the Chinese government position that Bitcoin was not a currency. This created confusion which led to the sell-off. Adding to that confusion, says…

Android Marcher targets Super Mario gamers

Cloud computing security provider Zscaler has warned of a new Android Marcher malware attack. The warning came from Viral Ghandi in a blog on the Zscaler site. The malware is tricking Android users by pretending to be the Super Mario Run game. This is not the first time Android Marcher has hidden behind a fake…

SOCOM breach investigation complete

Earlier this week we reported on personal data surrounding healthcare professionals working for SOCOM being leaked online. Since then, Potomac Healthcare Services has responded with several statements as they looked to get control of the situation. Monday On Monday Potomac Healthcare Solutions said: “We are aware of the report from an independent security researcher alleging…

Bitcoin Core releases version 0.13.2

Bitcoin Core has just released its latest update version 0.13.2. The release notes describe it as: “a new minor version release, including various bugfixes and performance improvements, as well as updated translations.” However, it contains some fairly significant announcements including the dropping of all support for Windows XP. What is Bitcoin Core? It is an…

Ransomware masquerades as CV

Researchers at security vendor Check Point have warned of a ransomware attack targeting HR departments. This attack is currently targeted at German speaking companies and pretends to be a job application. Researchers say that the email comes with two attachments. A covering letter which is a standard PDF and an Excel file containing the GoldenEye variant…