Just yesterday, Akamai’s Security Intelligence Response Team announced that it’s discovered a new botnet that uses a 150 Gbps onslaught to bring servers and websites to their knees. The Linux-based botnet spreads aboard a Trojan that’s called XOR DDoS. Link: A New Botnet Hits Servers With 150 Gbps DDoS Attacks
Month: September 2015
McDonald’s has teamed up with Ant Financial — the financial services subsidiary of Alibaba, China’s largest ecommerce player — to start accepting mobile payments in more than 2,100 of its restaurants in China using Alipay. (Think of Apple Pay or Android Pay in the U.S.) Link: McDonald’s now accepts ‘two-second’ mobile payments in China amid big …
The popular security expert James Forshaw has discovered two critical flaws in the driver that TrueCrypt installs on Windows systems. Link: Are you still using TrueCrypt? Beware of these 2 critical flaws!
Kenna studied the proliferation of non-targeted attacks and companies? ability to mitigate these threats through the timely remediation of security vulnerabilities in their software and network devices. Link: Companies leave vulnerabilities unpatched for up to 120 days