Initially introduced on computers as a replacement for LPT, PS/2, or serial ports (e.g., printers, scanners, mouses), USB ports and USB devices have now been part of our life for more than 25 years already. They are the standard when it comes to charging mobile and portable devices; we can find USB charging port/station pretty much anywhere, from a Starbucks to an airport.
Microsoft Teams is prone to the same phishing hazards, impersonation scams and privacy violations as email is, yet many users naïvely treat this and other workplace communications platforms with inherent trust. As a result, they often share sensitive information too freely or click links and open attachments that in an email they might ignore, warns a new report.
Der Spiegel* und das Handelsblatt* berichteten zuletzt, dass noch Millionen von Microsoft® Windows® 7 Rechnern betrieben werden und auch heute noch in Deutschland über 4 Millionen PCs mit Windows 7 im Einsatz sind, obwohl es gefährliche Sicherheitslücken gibt.
Almost a month has passed since an industry leader announced that their network and product had been compromised by a highly sophisticated state-sponsored adversary (see our previous article). In the meantime, a lot has been discovered as to how the attack was perpetrated. Attackers managed to inject malicious code into the software security updates that are automatically and without question pushed to every customer using their software. The update came from the vendor update servers, was...