5 Security Things to Know for the Week of Sept. 28

  • Researchers  have uncovered an emerging distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) scenario in which compromised mobile devices are used to inflict the attacks.
  • A new version of Firefox, freed from 30 vulnerabilities, is ready for download
  • The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is helping to create a "smart chip" that would enable lost or stolen smartphones to essentially self-destruct.
  • Here is a new variant of ATM malware, an attack trend researchers only see worsening. 
  • Your younger employees are probably downloading, using and sharing cloud applications without your knowledge.   


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