Every week it seems like there is another major data breach… so what’s the deal? Are attackers getting more sophisticated; Is malware more sneaky; Or are people just not protecting themselves? That answer is probably simpler than you think.
Digital network attacks that can blow up generators, shut down power grids, or damage nuclear facilities seem like the stuff of science fiction. However, we currently live in a world where nation-states launch just such attacks against one another, and may escalate them in the future. In this episode, Nachreiner interviews an industry expert from Alstom Grid about SCADA and ICS systems, and attacks against them.
If you’ve read my two posts [ 1 / 2 ], and watched this week’s video, you already know all about the zero day vulnerability plaguing Internet Explorer (IE) this week. In my last update, I mentioned Microsoft promised to release a full, out-of-cycle patch for this serious vulnerability today. True to their word, they did just that.
A few days ago, I posted an alert about a zero day Internet Explorer (IE) vulnerability that attackers were exploiting in the wild. By luring you to a web site containing malicious code, a remote attacker can exploit this flaw to execute code on your computer, with your privileges. To most Windows users, this means the attacker gains complete control of your computer.
Yesterday, Microsoft released a critical security advisory warning customers of a serious new zero day vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE), which attackers are exploiting in the wild.