New research reveals businesses under threat from employees’ poor cyber security at home, opening the back-door for cyber criminals

Following new research by T-Systems (www.t-systems.co.uk), the corporate IT and cyber security arm of Deutsche Telekom, (one of the world’s largest telecoms companies), is warning businesses and other organisations that when employees work from home, poor domestic cyber security is creating an open back door into their networks for hackers.   T-Systems is encouraging businesses to establish comprehensive training and procedures to prevent their security being unexpectedly, but avoidably, compromised…

July 7, 2017
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Threatpost News Wrap, March 10, 2017

Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week including a rash of new IP camera backdoors, James Comey’s talk at Boston College, hacking back vs. active defense, and the DOJ dropping one of its Playpen cases. Download: Threatpost_News_Wrap_March_10_2017.mp3 Music by Chris Gonsalves Source: www.threatpost.com

March 10, 2017
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Dahua Patching Backdoor in DVRs, IP Cameras

A California firm is rushing to patch a backdoor that apparently exists in a host of DVRs, CCTV and IP cameras it manufactures. Engineers with Dahua Technology USA began pushing firmware updates for the issue on Monday, something the company says stems from “a small piece of code.” The company said its security team is continuing to investigate other models it produces and will provide updates for any affected devices as they…

March 7, 2017
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Why WhatsApp’s ‘Backdoor’ Isn’t a Backdoor

January 17, 2017

Accusations that WhatsApp has a backdoor intended for eavesdropping on user messages is being loudly rebuked by Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Open Whisper Systems, the company that developed the underlying encryption technology for the platform. Dismissal of the published claims by The Guardian are also coming from others in the security and crypto communities who say the allegations are outrageous. “I do not assess the issues with WhatsApp to constitute a backdoor,”…

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