Articles By Howard Solomon

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Another warning of the risks of browser extensions

As much as infosec pros try, sometimes it's hard to lock down everything on the devices of employees. And despite...

January 17th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Ontario man charged with operating site that pedalled stolen credentials

Canadians don't think this country as a major source of computer crime, but criminal charges laid against an Ontario man...

January 15th, 2018 Howard Solomon
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Quebecer launches class action against Intel over Meltdown/Spectre

An unidentified Quebec restaurant is among those trying to sue Intel Corp. over the Meltdown/Spectre processor flaws which infosec teams...

January 15th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Governments should use buying, regulatory power to fight botnets: Expert

Draft U.S. government recommendations on ways to reduce the threat of automated botnets launching denial of service attacks and spreading...

January 12th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Hidden crypto-mining code found on BlackBerry partner site

The discovery of unauthorized crypto-currency mining code on a BlackBerry site run by a handset manufacturing partner is the latest...

January 10th, 2018 Howard Solomon
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Patching for Meltdown/Spectre: Make sure your AV supplier has the key

The question of how fast to apply Microsoft's January 3 patches for the Meltdown/Spectre processor vulnerability -- and ones that...

January 9th, 2018 Howard Solomon
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Patching Meltdown/Spectre: Take your time, or get to it fast?

The country’s biggest municipal power system has wasted no time in implementing patches to the Meltdown and Spectre processor vulnerabilities....

January 8th, 2018 Howard Solomon
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Microsoft warns patches for Meltdown, Spectre may clash with AV

Windows administrators will have to be careful applying a Microsoft fix for the Meltdown/Spectre microprocessor flaws that burst suddenly in...

January 5th, 2018 Howard Solomon
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Intel, AMD, ARM admit CPU vulnerability; patches could cause large performance hit

Enterprise and cloud provider security team leaders are anxiously awaiting operating system patches to fix a security vulnerability in some...

January 3rd, 2018 Howard Solomon

Suggested New Year resolutions for CISOs

The tradition of starting the New Year by making resolutions is as ancient as civilization. According to Wikipedia it at...

January 3rd, 2018 Howard Solomon