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Don’t Believe Your Eyes: Router-Based Malware Can Change Website Data

By Vigilize - Last updated: Sunday, June 10, 2018

Previously thought to be designed to deliver a DDoS attack, VPNFilter can alter data in transit and change what you see on your screen. An article review. Initially, researchers thought that a new piece of router-based malware called VPNFilter was a relatively simple tool for directing and implementing a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. […]


Project Indigo: Blurring The Lines Between Government and Private Sector Cybersecurity

By Vigilize - Last updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018

US Cyber Command joins with the FS-ISAC to share threat intelligence… An article review. Threat intelligence sharing is a concept we’re all probably familiar with, at least in passing–it’s hard to imagine where we’d be without the efforts of organizations that work to identify and communicate new and developing threats! However, until relatively recently those […]


Hardware Bugs Pose a Lasting Threat

By Vigilize - Last updated: Sunday, May 6, 2018

Newly disclosed vulnerabilities highlight a concerning security trend… An Article Review. Over the winter, the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities called the security risk posed by hardware bugs to the attention of the public…as well as hackers and security researchers. In the months since, as a new article from TechCrunch details, four new major hardware vulnerabilities […]


The Cost of Being Unprepared

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, April 30, 2018

A new study has identified the most profitable malware, showing just how much unprepared businesses have paid. An article review. Despite pleas from various experts and authorities, it looks like a significant number of organizations ultimately decide to pay the criminal organizations who have held their data hostage. That’s something that many people have probably […]


WPA2 Vulnerable To Attack

By Vigilize - Last updated: Friday, November 10, 2017

While Many Devices Have Already Been Patched, Many More May Never Be… An article review. When does exploit news cross the line into being a trend? How about when it impacts essentially every single wi-fi enabled device? That’s the takeaway from the recently announced vulnerability in the WPA2 wireless security standard, detailed in this TechCrunch […]


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 […]