<![CDATA[Decipher]]> decipher.sc Decipher is an independent editorial site that takes a practical approach to covering information security. Through news analysis and in-depth features, Decipher explores the impact of the latest risks and provides informative and educational material for readers curious about how security affects our world. Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400 en-us info@decipher.sc Copyright 2018 3600 <![CDATA[The Rise and Rise of Business Email Compromise Scams]]> dennis@decipher.sc(Dennis Fisher) https://duo.com/decipher/the-rise-and-rise-of-business-email-compromise-scams https://duo.com/decipher/the-rise-and-rise-of-business-email-compromise-scams Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400

The FBI estimates that BEC scams have cost victims nearly $13 billion in the last year and a half, a major increase that shows no signs of being an anomaly.]]>
<![CDATA[Attacking Internet of Things: A Means to an End]]> fahmida@decipher.sc(Fahmida Y. Rashid) https://duo.com/decipher/attacking-internet-of-things-a-means-to-an-end https://duo.com/decipher/attacking-internet-of-things-a-means-to-an-end Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Why are attackers interested in compromising the Internet of Things? In this Decipher video, security experts discuss what attackers are looking for when they go after Internet-connected doorbells and other smart devices.]]>
<![CDATA[A Buyers' Market: Healthcare Data in Underground Markets]]> thu@duosecurity.com(Thu Pham) https://duo.com/decipher/a-buyers-market-healthcare-data-in-underground-markets https://duo.com/decipher/a-buyers-market-healthcare-data-in-underground-markets Thu, 12 Jul 2018 08:05:00 -0400

Bundles of personal data records are referred to as "fullz" on the underground marketplaces by criminals. The data can include names, addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers (SSNs) and date of birth, all of which can be used for medical fraud, impersonation or even extortion. Stolen healthcare information is valued the highest.]]>
<![CDATA[Dude, Where’s My Car With My Lunch?]]> (Dave Lewis) https://duo.com/decipher/dude-wheres-my-car-with-my-lunch https://duo.com/decipher/dude-wheres-my-car-with-my-lunch Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400

"If it bleeds, it leads..." We have a perverse fascination with autonomous vehicles, especially when they fail, and even more so when there is a fatality.]]>
<![CDATA[Google Rolls Out New Defense Against Spectre and Meltdown]]> dennis@decipher.sc(Dennis Fisher) https://duo.com/decipher/google-rolls-out-new-defense-against-spectre-and-meltdown https://duo.com/decipher/google-rolls-out-new-defense-against-spectre-and-meltdown Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Chrome now includes a new feature called Site Isolation that can help defend against speculative execution attacks in the browser.]]>
<![CDATA[How iOS 11.4.1 Stops USB Attacks and Bad Emojis]]> dennis@decipher.sc(Dennis Fisher) https://duo.com/decipher/how-ios-1141-stops-usb-attacks-and-bad-emojis https://duo.com/decipher/how-ios-1141-stops-usb-attacks-and-bad-emojis Tue, 10 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400

In its latest release of iOS, Apple has included a new feature called Restricted Mode that can prevent USB-based attacks.]]>
<![CDATA[Biometric Privacy on the Line in Illinois Case]]> dennis@decipher.sc(Dennis Fisher) https://duo.com/decipher/biometric-privacy-on-the-line-in-illinois-case https://duo.com/decipher/biometric-privacy-on-the-line-in-illinois-case Mon, 09 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400

A case before the Illinois Supreme Court is looking like a key test of how companies are allowed to collect and use consumers' biometric information.]]>
<![CDATA[DNC Security Checklist a Good First Step for Defense]]> fahmida@decipher.sc(Fahmida Y. Rashid) https://duo.com/decipher/dnc-security-checklist-good-first-step-for-defense https://duo.com/decipher/dnc-security-checklist-good-first-step-for-defense Thu, 05 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400

For organizations worried about phishing attacks and the prospect of losing control over their files the checklist from the Democratic National Committee is a good starting point to improve baseline security practices.]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Says It's Ending Most Integration Partnerships]]> dennis@decipher.sc(Dennis Fisher) https://duo.com/decipher/facebook-says-its-ending-most-integration-partnerships https://duo.com/decipher/facebook-says-its-ending-most-integration-partnerships Tue, 03 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Facebook said in a long response to lawmakers that it had so-called integration partnerships with 52 companies, but it has ended most of them already.]]>
<![CDATA[New CA Focus on EV Certs Won't Stop Phishing]]> fahmida@decipher.sc(Fahmida Y. Rashid) https://duo.com/decipher/new-ca-focus-ev-certs-wont-stop-phishing https://duo.com/decipher/new-ca-focus-ev-certs-wont-stop-phishing Tue, 03 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400

The CA Security Council's London Protocol attempts to address the problem of phishing sites with legitimate SSL/TLS certificates, but the initiative perpetuates the myth that the pricier EV certificates are more secure than DV certificates.]]>
<![CDATA[California Privacy Law Is the New Standard]]> dennis@decipher.sc(Dennis Fisher) https://duo.com/decipher/california-privacy-law-is-the-new-standard https://duo.com/decipher/california-privacy-law-is-the-new-standard Mon, 02 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400

The new privacy bill in California allows consumers to control what data companies collect from them and how that information is used.]]>
<![CDATA[New All-Female VC Fund Focuses on Cloud-Native Security]]> fahmida@decipher.sc(Fahmida Y. Rashid) https://duo.com/decipher/new-all-female-vc-fund-focuses-on-cloud-native-security https://duo.com/decipher/new-all-female-vc-fund-focuses-on-cloud-native-security Thu, 28 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Security veteran Chenxi Wang's new venture capital fund Rain Capital plans to focus on cloud-native security services and products. Rain Capital will also seek out female and minority founders solving challenging security problems.]]>
<![CDATA[Tough California Data Privacy Bill Set for Vote]]> dennis@decipher.sc(Dennis Fisher) https://duo.com/decipher/tough-california-data-privacy-bill-set-for-vote https://duo.com/decipher/tough-california-data-privacy-bill-set-for-vote Thu, 28 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400

A new data privacy act would allow consumers to stop companies from selling their personal data.]]>
<![CDATA[Twitter Adds Support for Yubikeys]]> dennis@decipher.sc(Dennis Fisher) https://duo.com/decipher/twitter-adds-support-for-yubikeys https://duo.com/decipher/twitter-adds-support-for-yubikeys Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Twitter now supports the use of hardware security keys for two-factor authentication, a much stronger option for users.]]>
<![CDATA[Wi-Fi Security Gets Much-Needed Update With WPA3 ]]> dennis@decipher.sc(Dennis Fisher) https://duo.com/decipher/wi-fi-security-gets-much-needed-update-with-wpa3 https://duo.com/decipher/wi-fi-security-gets-much-needed-update-with-wpa3 Tue, 26 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400

WPA3 brings new security features to wireless networks, including better password security.]]>
<![CDATA[STARTTLS Everywhere Aims to Secure Email on a Large Scale]]> dennis@decipher.sc(Dennis Fisher) https://duo.com/decipher/starttls-everywhere-aims-to-secure-email-on-a-large-scale https://duo.com/decipher/starttls-everywhere-aims-to-secure-email-on-a-large-scale Mon, 25 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400

A new project from the EFF offers a quick path to a more secure email ecosystem.]]>
<![CDATA[Supreme Court Ruling on Location Data Leaves Open Key Questions]]> fahmida@decipher.sc(Fahmida Y. Rashid) https://duo.com/decipher/supreme-court-ruling-on-location-data-leaves-open-key-questions https://duo.com/decipher/supreme-court-ruling-on-location-data-leaves-open-key-questions Mon, 25 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court said law enforcement needs to obtain a search warrant before it can access historical cell phone location records, but stopped short of making a ruling on how other types of third-party data collection should be handled.]]>
<![CDATA[Android P to Favor Strong Biometrics]]> dennis@decipher.sc(Dennis Fisher) https://duo.com/decipher/android-p-to-favor-strong-biometrics https://duo.com/decipher/android-p-to-favor-strong-biometrics Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Google is incorporating a new biometric API into Android P to support the use of strong biometrics.]]>
<![CDATA[Verizon, Other Carriers, Pledge to End Sale of Location Data]]> dennis@decipher.sc(Dennis Fisher) https://duo.com/decipher/verizon-other-carriers-pledge-to-end-sale-of-location-data https://duo.com/decipher/verizon-other-carriers-pledge-to-end-sale-of-location-data Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Three mobile carriers said they will no longer sell customer location data to aggregators.]]>
<![CDATA[GDPR-Style Privacy Regulations May Be On the Way in U.S.]]> dennis@decipher.sc(Dennis Fisher) https://duo.com/decipher/gdpr-style-privacy-regulations-may-be-on-the-way-in-us https://duo.com/decipher/gdpr-style-privacy-regulations-may-be-on-the-way-in-us Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Lawmakers are planning to introduce a privacy "bill of rights" that will include some elements of the new GDPR regulation.]]>