Day: July 2, 2020

Users who don’t understand how to encrypt their emails won’t do it

By mootiny

Focus on usability to avoid buyer’s remorse, Echoworx advises Sponsored  In its raw form, email isn’t the most secure channel for carrying national secrets. It was originally designed for plain text, and plenty of modern mainstream email systems still don’t support encryption out of the box. So if you’re someone like Edward Snowden, you’ll want to make darn sure that your correspondent knows how to use encryption.… …

Critical Apache Guacamole Flaws Put Remote Desktops at Risk of Hacking

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A new research has uncovered multiple critical reverse RDP vulnerabilities in Apache Guacamole, a popular remote desktop application used by system administrators to access and manage Windows and Linux machines remotely. The reported flaws could potentially let bad actors achieve full control over the Guacamole server, intercept, and control all other connected sessions. According to a…

Smashing Security podcast #185: Bieber fever, Roblox, and ransomware

By mootiny

Who’s been dressing Robox players up in red baseball caps? Which ransomware victim’s negotations got spied on by the media? And should Jason Bieber think twice before touching his hat? Oh, and we need to talk about squirrels…
All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast. …

7 IoT Tips for Home Users

By mootiny

Whether for business or pleasure, you’re on your own once you walk into the house with a new Internet of Things device. Here’s how to keep everyone secure. …