WEEKLY CYBERSECURITY NEWSLETTER NO: 196
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1- GUEST ESSAY: How the FIDO Alliance helps drive the move to passwordless authentication
For IT leaders, passwords no longer cut it. They’re expensive, difficult for employees to keep track of, and easy for hackers to utilize in cyberattacks. So why are they still around?
Related: IT pros support passwordless access
This traditional authentication method is challenging to get rid of, mo…
2- Moobot Botnet Chews Up Hikvision Surveillance Systems
Although a patch was released in September, any still-vulnerable Hikvision IP Network Video Recorder (NVR) products are being actively targeted by the Mirai-based botnet known as Moobot.
FortiGuard Labs has released a report detailing how the Moobot botnet is leveraging a known remote code execution…
3- Pakistani APT Hacker Group SideCopy Unknown Details Revealed by Researchers
The SideCopy hackers, a Pakistani APT group, have recently targeted several Indian and Afghan government officials, especially the officials from the military, through social engineering.
The cybersecurity researchers at Malwarebytes have affirmed that the hackers have compromised the sensitive data…
4- Firefox update brings a whole new sort of security sandbox
Today’s a Firefox Tuesday, when the latest version of Mozilla’s browser comes out, complete with all the security updates that have been merged into the product since the previous release.
We used to call them Fortytwosdays, because Mozilla followed a six-weekly coding cycle, instead of monthly like…