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Satori, a Mirai based IoT bot, has been one of the most actively updated exploits in recent months. It is believed that the hacker behind this bot is also the author of other Mirai variants, known as Okiru, and Masuta. FortiGuard Labs researchers recently observed a new Satori version that had added a known exploit chain (one which had been used in the past by the Persirai bot) to enable it to spread to vulnerable devices, particularly, wireless IP cameras that run a vulnerable custom version of the GoAhead web server. [Read More]
by RSS David Maciejak, Jasper Manuel and Rommel Joven  |  Feb 02, 2018  |  Filed in: Security Research
The use of Shadow IT is increasing thanks to SaaS. Learn the risks that shadow IT poses to financial services firms, and how to mitigate them. [Read More]
by RSS Nirav Shah  |  Feb 02, 2018  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Educational institution networks continue to be a favorite playground for cybercriminals. Because of the age and interests of the majority of educational users, these networks tend to incorporate cutting edge technologies and strategies. [Read More]
by RSS Tony Giandomenico  |  Jan 31, 2018  |  Filed in: Industry Trends, Security Research
Over the last few weeks, ASUS released a series of patches aimed at addressing a number of vulnerabilities discovered in their RT routers running AsusWRT firmware. The models listed at the end of this post are known to be vulnerable. If you are not sure which model or firmware you are using, I recommend double-checking the ASUS support website to get the latest information and updates. [Read More]
by RSS David Maciejak  |  Jan 30, 2018  |  Filed in: Security Research
In addition to establishing an aggressive and proactive patch-and-replace protocol, it is essential that organizations have layers of security in place designed to detect malicious activity and malware, and to protect vulnerable systems. [Read More]
by RSS FortiGuard SE Team  |  Jan 30, 2018  |  Filed in: Security Research
To cut to the chase, the technical features of Fortinet solutions are only half the story when it comes to the Fortinet Security Fabric's unmatched ability to deliver managed security services. Its secret sauce for managed security services providers (MSSPs) is really about adaptability, integration, and automation, as expressed through six properties of Fortinet-based managed security solutions. [Read More]
by RSS Stephan Tallent  |  Jan 30, 2018  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Both Australia’s Mandatory Notifiable Data Breach legislation and the EU’s GDPR are shining a spotlight on state-of-the-art data security technoloies and strategies to help Australian organisations stay strong in an increasingly digitized world. [Read More]
by RSS Jon McGettigan  |  Jan 29, 2018  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
At one time, we were challenged to ask not what our country could do for us but what we could do for our country. It is time that the leading organizations in digital technology come together once again to ask the same. [Read More]
by RSS Phil Quade  |  Jan 29, 2018  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Industry Trends
While cloud computing enables medical research, it also brings security concerns. Learn the top considerations for securing medical research in the cloud. [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Jan 26, 2018  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Industry Trends
The first Okiru sample appeared around October 2017 ,and FortiGuard Labs created a write up of its development last December, which included worm capabilities and the embedding of two different exploits. As a follow up, we will now share our findings on the latest Okiru variant that targets ARC processors. [Read More]
by RSS Rommel Joven & David Maciejak  |  Jan 25, 2018  |  Filed in: Security Research