David Bisson

  David Bisson is an infosec news junkie and security journalist. He works as Contributing Editor for Graham Cluley Security News and Associate Editor for Tripwire's "The State of Security" blog.

   



536 Stories by David Bisson

Facebook quiz determines your most-used words… in exchange for your personal info

Over 17 million people have taken a viral quiz on Facebook, recklessly sharing their personal information to find out what are the most common...

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GlassRAT linked to earlier geopolitical malware campaigns

Security researchers at RSA have discovered that the GlassRAT malware might have been using the same command and control infrastructure that attacked the Philippines...

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Bug bounty layover. United Airlines waits six months to patch serious vulnerability

A security researcher has alleged that United Airlines waited close to six months to patch a serious vulnerability submitted to its bug bounty program.

David...

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Fake terror alert emails spread malware

Researchers have uncovered malicious emails that are spoofing terror alerts from law enforcement agencies in order to trick users into downloading the Jsocket remote...

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KilerRat spying software takes njrat to the next level

A new remote access trojan (RAT) called ‘KilerRat’ has built upon the capabilities of njrat to become a feature-rich, sophisticated spying tool.

But perhaps what...

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Angler, Magnitude, and other exploit kits nearly twice as active as this time last year

Exploit kits prey upon the fact that most users are slow to update their machines.

Keep yourself patched and adopted a layered defence to...

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Flaws found in LastPass password manager by security researchers

Two security researchers have discovered a number of bugs, bad practices, and design issues in the popular LastPass password manager.

David Bisson reports.

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Facebook says government requests for user data and takedowns are on the rise

You probably won’t be surprised to read which country is submitting the most requests…

David Bisson reports.

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Website files encrypted by Linux.Encoder.1 ransomware? There is now a free fix

Researchers have exploited a flaw in the encryption procedure used by the Linux.Encoder.1 – the first ransomware targeting the Linux platform – to develop...

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Try to hire a hacker on CraigsList to wipe out your court fines? Get sent to prison

Zachary Landis is by no means the first individual who has sought to use a hacker to tip the legal scales in his favor....

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The Dridex botnet ain’t done yet, say researchers

Security researchers are finding signs that a botnet responsible for infecting computers with the banking malware Dridex might still be functioning despite a recent...

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Adobe releases nearly 70 security updates for Flash, Reader, and Acrobat

Adobe has released 69 security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities found in its Flash, Reader, and Acrobat applications.

Make sure you update your systems as...

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Microsoft tackles Windows 10 privacy concerns, explains what types of data it collects

Finally, Microsoft attempts to set the record straight about privacy concerns revolving around Windows 10.

David Bisson reports.

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Starbucks stays schtum, after patching critical website vulnerabilities

Starbucks has patched three critical security vulnerabilities on its website, but it still hasn’t respond to the security researcher who first found the bugs.

David...

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Cracked Ashley Madison passwords consistent with years of poor security

There are many lessons to be learnt from the Ashley Madison hack – but one we’re realising loud and clear is that many computer...

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Researcher demands FireEye pay up for zero-day vulnerabilities or suffer his ‘cold silence’

A security researcher has demanded that FireEye pay him for several zero-day vulnerabilities he found in the firm’s security products, and he has threatened...

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