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Fitbit Vulnerability Raises Activity Tracker Concerns

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, October 2, 2017

Data from the devices could be tied to insurance and healthcare costs in the future… An article review. While we try not to cover “exploit of the week” style articles here (other sites do a far more comprehensive job on that subject!), we thought a recent article on an exploit concerning Fitbit devices stood out […]


Recently Discovered Mac Malware Has Long History

By Vigilize - Last updated: Friday, August 11, 2017

Researchers found evidence in the code that the exploit may have been in use for decades. An article review It’s a common belief that viruses and other types of malware don’t affect Apple products, but unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. A good example of this was brought to us by our friend Wes Pollard […]


When You Accidentally Go Open Source

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, July 24, 2017

32 TB of Windows 10-related source code is now available, for better or for worse… An article review. Releasing the source code for a project has been a common practice among some developers for decades now–proponents say allowing any interested parties to view the code makes for safer systems, preventing sneaky back doors and unintentional […]


Ransomware Attacks Continue Record Growth In 2017

By Vigilize - Last updated: Friday, July 14, 2017

As attacks rise, global damages are expected to reach $5 Billion. An Article Review. We’re only halfway through 2017 but endpoint security firm Barkley has already come out with a look at the year in ransomware, which isn’t surprising since it feels like we’ve already experienced a year’s worth of news on the subject since […]


New Malware Can Cause Issues After Deletion

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, June 26, 2017

Targeting financial institutions, victims can serve as drones even after cleaning. An Article Review. Our friend Wes Pollard at Home Bank submitted this new malware alert to us and because it targets banking institutions specifically we thought we’d share it with you as well. Dubbed Pinkslipbot, the malware uses a variety of methods to harvest […]


The Advantages of Being Small

By Vigilize - Last updated: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Questionable social media campaign passed through layers of management unquestioned An article review. Sometimes it can seem like being one of the big guys makes security easy–finding a second set of eyes to look at a problem is never a problem, and of course the generous budgets don’t hurt, either. But having access to those […]


Ten Must-Reads For Information Security Awareness

By Vigilize - Last updated: Thursday, April 20, 2017

These titles should be on every professional’s list. An article review. If there’s one thing you can take away from the most recent installment of our annual T7 article, it’s that the threats we face when securing IT assets are a diverse and constantly evolving lot. That’s why staying current is one of the most […]


New Vulnerabilities Found and Patched in LastPass

By Vigilize - Last updated: Wednesday, August 3, 2016

An article review. Attackers could have used the exploits to compromise users’ password vaults and execute code on affected machines Last week security researchers independently reported two major flaws in LastPass, a popular password management application with users numbering in the millions. While one exploit had been patched for over a year before being disclosed, […]


Windows 10 Exploit Could Let Malware In

By Vigilize - Last updated: Wednesday, August 3, 2016

An article review. The User Account Control bug allowed for malicious code to run with the highest privileges While Windows 10 promises to be the most secure version of the operating system yet, it’s not entirely free from bugs as security researchers pointed out recently. The new exploit targets the Disk Cleanup and Silent Cleanup functions […]


New Top Level Domains Could Expose Companies To Risk

By Vigilize - Last updated: Wednesday, June 15, 2016

An article review. Opportunistic hackers could register new TLDs hoping to prey on misdirected internal traffic   The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) recently issued a statement for organizations who use top level domain names to route internal traffic, warning that misconfigured proxy servers could route requests for those names to newly registered external […]