• New Apple RSR Flaw Blocks MDM Functionality on macOS Devices

    Addigy, which provides management solutions for Apple devices, today warned that Apple’s new Rapid Security Response (RSR) updates aren’t being delivered to as many as 25 percent of macOS devices in managed environments, and that the failure to do so is also impacting mobile device management (MDM) stacks on those devices. RSR updates are new… Read more

  • A Threat to Passkeys? BrutePrint Attack Bypasses Fingerprint Authentication

    Security researchers recently published a paper detailing an attack they say can be used to bypass smartphone fingerprint authentication. Yiling He of China’s Zhejiang University and Yu Chen of Tencent Security’s Xuanwu Lab are calling the attack BrutePrint, which they say can be used to hijack fingerprint images. An attack like BrutePrint could present a… Read more

  • SAML: Still Going Strong After Two Decades

    SAML is an open standard facilitating the communication and verification of credentials between identity providers and service providers for users everywhere. In 2005, the open standard consortium OASIS released SAML 2.0 to broad appeal. As smart mobile devices boomed, so did the number of web applications and the need to address never-ending logins. SAML was… Read more

  • Top IoT Security Solutions

    IoT security is where endpoint detection and response (EDR) and enterprise mobility management (EMM) meet the challenges of a rapidly expanding edge computing infrastructure. As the enterprise attack surface grows, IoT is yet another attack vector organizations aren’t fully prepared to defend. Internet of Things (IoT) devices are the smart consumer and business systems powering… Read more

  • The Best Wi-Fi 6 Routers Secure and Fast Enough for Business

    Remote work and home offices were an afterthought until the COVID-19 pandemic. They were then vaulted to the forefront of security concerns so quickly that security and IT teams were caught off guard. Now, remote work is likely here to stay even after the pandemic is gone. That means that the temporary solutions put in… Read more

  • EU to Force IoT, Wireless Device Makers to Improve Security

    The European Union is poised to place more demands on manufacturers to design greater security into their wireless and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. In an amendment to the EU’s 2014 Radio Equipment Directive (RED), the European Commission noted that as wireless devices, from mobile phones to fitness trackers to smart watches, become increasingly embedded… Read more

  • Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Best Practices & Solutions

    This post has been updated for 2021. Passwords are the most common authentication tool used by enterprises, yet they are notoriously insecure and easily hackable. But even when passwords are secure, it’s not enough. Recently, hackers leaked 87,000 Fortinet VPN passwords, mostly from companies who hadn’t yet patched a two-year-old vulnerability. At this point, multi-factor… Read more

  • Cybersecurity Risks of 5G – And How to Control Them

    5G is on the cusp of widespread adoption. Consumers and organizations are enthused about the operational benefits of more robust mobile connectivity, but the shift to 5G networks doesn’t come without risks. Service providers and 5G-enabled device manufacturers both have critical roles to play in the success and sustainability of this wireless network rollout. Beyond… Read more

  • Mobile Malware: Threats and Solutions

    As users have increasingly moved from desktop operating systems to mobile devices as their primary form of computing, cyber attackers have taken notice and malware has followed. While the total volume of mobile malware is a fraction of that created for desktops, it is nonetheless a growing security concern, as more and more high-value and… Read more

  • Apple Security Under Scrutiny Amid Fallout from NSO Spyware Scandal

    Reports that the NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware was used by governments to spy on Apple iPhones used by journalists, activists, government officials and business executives is becoming a global controversy for NSO, Apple and a number of governments at the center of the scandal. Amnesty International and Forbidden Stories – a Paris-based nonprofit media group that… Read more

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