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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

Big Changes Around the Corner for the IoT

The IoT is transforming before our eyes due to increasing regulations, growing demand for security standards and advancements in the telecom industry.

Email Tracking Is More Than a Marketing Tool

Marketers use email tracking pixels to evaluate their campaigns, but cybercriminals have repurposed the technology to conduct recon on potential victims.

Punycode Enables Invisible Phishing Attacks

Security researcher Xudong Zheng discovered a vulnerability in several popular web browsers that could enable fraudster to mask phishing attacks.

Cerber Ransomware Owns the Market

According to recent reports, Cerber ransomware dominated the malware marketplace in the first months of 2017, reducing Locky to irrelevance.

SSL Certificates Now Need Mandatory Authorization Checks

According to new guidelines, as of September 2017 SSL certificates will have to be checked against a dataset before they can be issued.

Pegasus Spyware Introduces Itself to Android

Chrysaor, a variant of Pegasus spyware, has appeared on a small handful of Android devices and surveils users with a variety of techniques.

Recently Discovered Remote Access Tool Perpetuates MalDoc Attacks

A recently discovered remote access tool (RAT) has stealthy and novel communication methods, which comes in handy as it attacks Korean users.

Airline Phishing Attack Targets Businesses

Barracuda Networks observed a phishing attack that used fraudulent airline tickets to trick victims into volunteering corporate credentials.

Security Tools Must Adapt to Fileless, Nonmalware Attacks

An attack doesn't need a special file to be malicious; it can use previously existing system structures, prompting the need for new security tools.

Security Professionals Leave Social Media Accounts Vulnerable, Survey Reveals

Security professionals who fail to secure their social media accounts create openings for cybercriminals to access more critical, work-related data.