GATEKEEPER BLOG

Chrome and Firefox Exploits using CSS and HTML5

August 6, 2018

Insider threats come in all different shapes and sizes, and many times it’s not malicious in any way even though they come directly from your own employees. A recent vulnerability found in Firefox and Chrome gave attackers access to images from the popular social media site Facebook. The vulnerability was mainly from the advanced HTML5…

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Routers Under Attack from Russian Hackers

July 14, 2018

One common element of all networks is the existence of routers. These devices weren’t always used in household networks, but they soon became commonplace with any home network. Because they are so commonplace, hackers have gone after home routers with numerous different attacks. Some attacks make routers a part of a botnet. Others sniff data…

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A Recent Ticketfly Data Breach Reminds Consumers to Use Incomplete Data When Possible

June 26, 2018

Data breaches obviously leak private information to nefarious people who sell it on the black market or use it for financial gain, but how do consumers know when a provider is secure? One way to combat your data being leaked and take some security into your own hands is to leave incomplete or even false…

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GDPR solution.

€20,000,000 or 4%? – GDPR

May 20, 2018

You knew it was coming, and while initially, you may have been in denial, you can’t ignore it anymore. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is going into effect on May 25, 2018, whether you’re ready or not. Because the Internet has changed how we work, use, store, and share data, regulations needed to change…

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More Malicious Sites Threaten Your Organization’s Cyber Security

April 19, 2018

Having Internet access is a must for most employees. They need it for various productivity tasks. What was once a “nice to have” is not necessary for job function. IT administrators are forced to provide Internet access even if it’s limited to certain parts of the web. The difficult part is providing open Internet access…

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Malware Writers Use Memcached Servers to Amplify DDoS Attacks

April 11, 2018

Insider threats aren’t just malicious attacks on your network. Some risks are from poorly configured servers. Whether it’s negligent IT configurations or improperly updated critical software, these threats can do massive damage. The risks associated with these threats include data leaks and your servers being used in a botnet to attack other sites. A recent…

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Insider Threats and the Dangers of Crypto Mining to the Enterprise

March 25, 2018

Although there has been several debates on the advantages and disadvantages of cryptocurrency and the enterprise, one issue with it is cyber security. Dealing with bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency could be an advantage for revenue. But cyber security experts are concerned with the risk of mining and using internal resources on the local network.…

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When Human Error Sends Panic Across the Country

February 6, 2018

On January 13th, the state of Hawaii went into a state of panic when they received an emergency text message telling them that a ballistic missile was incoming. It took 38 minutes before a follow-up message was sent telling people that the message was in error.  The governor of Hawaii later held a conference explaining…

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Preventing insider threats.

The First Line of Defense in Cyber Security

January 12, 2018

Headlines continue to provide us with more information on large data breaches like Yahoo and Equifax, where cyber attackers gained access to personal information through gaps in security software. But a shocking number of data breaches have nothing at all to do with the level of an organization’s security. Instead, they have everything to do…

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