Cisco Talos Intelligence Blog

June 8, 2023 14:06

Now’s not the time to take our foot off the gas when it comes to fighting disinformation online

YouTube released a statement that “we will stop removing content that advances false claims that widespread fraud, errors, or glitches occurred in the 2020 and other past US Presidential elections.”

June 5, 2023 07:06

How Joe Marshall helps defend everything from electrical grids to grain co-ops across multiple continents

Marshall is a senior security strategist for Talos’ Strategic Communications team, specifically focusing on industrial control systems.

June 1, 2023 14:06

Legislation alone isn’t enough to stop spyware

The latest on a newly discovered phishing botnet and the latest headlines regarding how countries use spyware.

May 25, 2023 14:05

It’s apparently hip to still be using Windows 7

Steam, the most popular video game storefront on PCs, only recently announced that it was ending support for Windows 7 and 8, and even then, it won’t be official until January.

May 18, 2023 14:05

It’s really OK to take a break sometimes, especially in security

The work is always going to be there, whether you take a day or a week off. Unfortunately, the cybersecurity community at large is not going to stop cybercrime overnight.

May 11, 2023 14:05

Threat Source newsletter (May 11, 2023) — So much for that ransomware decline

A ransomware attack on the city of Dallas, Texas is still disrupting many social services as of Wednesday, including hampering police communications and operations and potentially putting personal information at risk.

May 10, 2023 11:05

Vulnerability Spotlight: Authentication bypass, use-after-free vulnerabilities found in a library for the µC/OS open-source operating system

TALOS-2022-1680 (CVE-2022-41985) could allow an attacker to bypass the authentication protocol on the operating system, or cause a denial-of-service, by sending the targeted machine a specially crafted set of network packets.

May 9, 2023 13:05

Microsoft Patch Tuesday for May 2023 — Fewest vulnerabilities disclosed in a month in three-plus years

One of the vulnerabilities is being actively exploited in the wild, according to Microsoft, the fourth month in a row in which this is the case.

May 8, 2023 08:05

Researcher Spotlight: Jacob Finn creates his own public-private partnership at Talos

Today, Finn combs through Talos’ various intelligence sources, open-source research, partner resources, and Cisco product telemetry to track major attacker trends and emerging threats.