Find out 2-sec’s latest news and views on the cyber security industry.
You may have read this morning about a reported potential vulnerability in some Wi-Fi networks, known as KRACKs. Our first analysis indicates that via KRACKs, an attacker within range of a device could potentially intercept, decrypt and read data that has supposedly...read more
Another day, another data breach and yet another apology. After hackers stole private data of Equifax’s 143 million customers (including data from 400,000 UK residents), their new CEO Paulino do Rego Barros Jr, wrote an open letter that was published by the Wall...read more
It’s not easy to admit to getting it wrong, but that’s what Bill Burr did in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal. Back in 2003, as an advisor for the American National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Burr recommended irregular capitalisation,...read more
A significant email-spam campaign has been observed over the past two days, distributing two new variants of the ‘Locky’ ransomware. At this stage the 2-sec team believes the ransomware to be similar to most other ransomware programs, in that it will encrypt files...read more
Alexander Drabek is part of our team of expert penetration testers; who “ethically hack” into client’s networks and find any potential weaknesses. We asked him exactly what it is he does, and how he does it. What skills do you need to become a penetration tester? Many...read more
Ever had days when you feel like time is standing still, and you spend most of the day staring at the clock? Us too. Especially in my first “proper” job working as a lowly BT data entry “administrator” in the early 1990s. (It paid just enough for the occasional curry...read more
An interesting external penetration test was recently performed by our expert team, that resulted in discovery of a new vulnerability (CVE-2017-9553) in a popular Synology NAS device. A NAS (Network Attached Storage) device is a storage mechanism connected to a...read more
It’s happening again: a vicious malware attack is expanding across Europe, using the same tricks as WannaCry.
Only a month after WannaCry, a new malware attack is spreading like wildfire across Europe, India, Russia and is definitely heading towards America. A variant of the Petya/Petrwrap malware virus has already affected companies in Spain, France and the UK. Symantec has...read more
CIFAS, the Fraud Prevention organisation, has revealed that numbers of young identity fraud victims (those aged 30 and under) have increased by a staggering 52% since 2015. The survey also revealed that 50% of the young people surveyed believed they would never fall...read more
Imagine that a business wanted to outsource a particular business function, but no one on the Board of Directors had sufficient tech expertise to grasp why this might cause security issues.Investing in an upgraded network with a centralised administrator responsible...read more