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Larry Loeb

Principal, PBC Enterprises

Larry Loeb has written for many of the last century's major "dead tree" computer magazines, having been, among other things, a consulting editor for BYTE magazine and senior editor for the launch of WebWeek. He wrote for IBM's DeveloperWorks site for seven years and has written a book on the Secure Electronic Transaction Internet protocol. His latest book has the commercially obligatory title of Hack Proofing XML. He's been online since uucp "bang" addressing (where the world existed relative to !decvax), serving as editor of the Macintosh Exchange on BIX and the VARBusiness Exchange.

Written By Larry Loeb

Fraudulent Black Friday Apps Spread Malware

A recent RiskIQ report found that about 1 in 25 Black Friday apps widely available in official app stores are fraudulent.

New Crysis Variant Calls for Better Ransomware Protection

A new variant of the Crysis ransomware highlights the need for companies to enhance their ransomware protection.

Privileged Account Management Remains Problematic

Companies that neglect basic security best practices are grappling with problems related to privileged account management, according to a recent survey.

Research Shows Rise in Global DDoS Attacks

According to a recent study, researchers have found that DDoS attacks have risen to nearly 30,000 per day globally.

WordPress Issues Security Patch to Mitigate SQL Injection

With its latest update, WordPress patched a vulnerability that could enable malicious plugin and theme developers to execute SQL injection attacks.

Windows Vulnerability Puts NTLM Password Hashes at Risk

A Colombian security researcher discovered a flaw that could enable attackers to steal Windows NTLM password hashes without any user interaction.

Banking Trojan Uses Malware Macros to Evade Sandbox Detection

Security researchers observed a spam campaign that leverages PowerShell's AutoClose feature to deliver a banking Trojan while eluding sandbox detection.

Severe WPA2 Vulnerability Compromises Wi-Fi Security

A Belgian security researcher unearthed a massive WPA2 vulnerability that affects virtually all devices that connect to Wi-Fi networks.

Cybersecurity Awareness Varies By Demographic, Survey Reveals

According to a recent survey, baby boomers exhibit more cybersecurity awareness than their millennial counterparts — but not by much.

Cybercrime Group FIN7 Takes Phishing Attacks to the Next Level

A cybergang known as FIN7 has been using OLE command files to spread its malware and identify potential victims for additional phishing attacks.