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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

DOJ Issues Framework for Vulnerability Disclosure Programs

The Department of Justice (DOJ) offered guidance on vulnerability disclosure programs, which will assist organizations in navigating legal issues.

BrickerBot Author Claims Responsibility for Indian Cyberattack

A cyberattack by the author of BrickerBot left 60,000 users without internet in India. The attack was linked to an external connections vulnerability.

Report Shows Increase in Data Breaches in the First Half of 2017

Data breaches exposed billions of records in the first half of 2017. The U.S. had the largest number of breaches, but China had the most records exposed.

New Emotet Trojan Feature Spreads Malware on Internal Networks

Researchers discovered a new variant of the Emotet Trojan that spreads across internal networks and serves as a downloader for other banking Trojans.

The Evolution of Digital Certificates

Digital certificates are used to authenticate both sides of a browser connection. It's a good first step, but certificates do not assure absolute trust.

Samba Vulnerability Exposes NAS Devices to SHELLBIND Malware

The SHELLBIND Trojan exploits a recently patched Samba vulnerability to steal data from connected network-attached storage (NAS) devices.

Google Advances Two-Step Verification

Google is changing how it does two-step verification by replacing one-time SMS codes with new features and login protocols.

The Adwind Remote Access Tool Experiences a Resurgence

A new report detailed how Adwind, a remote access tool, is surging in popularity and putting countless users at risk for cyberattack.

Third-Party Contractor Exposes Verizon Customer Data

A third-party contractor inadvertently exposed Verizon customer data, including names, phone numbers and PINs belonging to 14 million subscribers.

Three-Quarters of US Business Leaders Are Ignoring the GDPR

Recent research revealed that three-quarters of nontechnical business leaders in the U.S. do not believe the upcoming GDPR will affect their organizations.