The well-known remote control software TeamViewer was hacked many years ago, and some of the user computers were controlled by hackers and installed backdoors to steal data. But even now the company does not admit that the server was attacked. On the contrary, the developers said that users were attacked mainly by leaking remote IDs and passwords. However, it is shocking that the security company has once again revealed that TeamViewer has been hacked. The attacker can control all the computers that log in to the software and operate it arbitrarily.
Thankfully, there are a variety of things you can do, such as using network monitoring software, that can protect your company. However, these methods aren’t always perfect and it is still possible to be compromised. But just what are the negative repercussions your company will face if your site or company is hacked? What will be affected and how will you recover?
By Etay Bogner, VP, Zero-Trust Products, Proofpoint
Whether you are the IT manager of a growing startup company or a midsize enterprise, you have probably already faced the increasing demand by end-users to remotely access organizational resources.
Naturally, an end user’s main concern is how easy it is to access the services he or she needs, with a user-friendly interface that doesn’t require any technical skills or hands-on configuration. As an IT manager, you are concerned with security; but you’re also concerned about the hard work and the hours of configuration needed to set up and maintain secure remote access for mobile users.
Until now, I’m sure you all might have heard of the SimJacker vulnerability disclosed exactly a month ago that affects a wide range of SIM cards and can remotely be exploited to hack into any mobile phone just by sending a specially crafted binary SMS.
If you are unaware, the name “SimJacker” has been given to a class of vulnerabilities that resides due to a lack of authentication and proprietary security mechanisms implemented by dynamic SIM toolkits that come embedded in modern SIM cards.
Facebook’s embattled Libra project suffered a major blow on Friday as four payment processors—Stripe, Visa, Mastercard, and Mercado Pago—withdrew from participation in the Libra Association, the Geneva-based group Facebook created to develop the virtual currency. eBay also announced its resignation Friday. eBay’s former subsidiary, PayPal, quit the group last week.
The timing is not a coincidence. The Libra Association is scheduled to hold its first official meeting on Monday. At that meeting, members will be asked to make binding commitments to the project. So for members who weren’t prepared to commit to the project, Friday was a good day to get out.
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and an opportunity to reflect on the state of cybersecurity. Tools are now more sophisticated – and they have to be because of a wide variety of threats. And the sheer weirdness of some hacking never ceases to surprise. With a nod to Clint Eastwood, here’s a roundup of the good, the bad, and the ugly of cybersecurity in 2019.