Cisco Talos Blog

August 26, 2020 09:11

What to expect when you're electing: The building blocks of disinformation campaigns

By Nick Biasini, Kendall McKay and Matt Valites. Editor's note: Related reading on Talos election security research: * /what-to-expect-when-youre-electing * /election-roundtable-video * /what-to-expect-electing-disinformation-building-blocks As Cisco Talos discovered du

March 26, 2020 11:43

Threat Update: COVID-19

Executive Summary  The COVID-19 pandemic is changing everyday life for workers across the globe. Cisco Talos continues to see attackers take advantage of the coronavirus situation to lure unsuspecting users into various pitfalls such as phishing, fraud, and disinformation campaig

October 30, 2019 11:58

The commoditization of mobile espionage software

By Matthew Valites with contributions by Joanne Kim and Edmund Brumaghin. Executive summary Mobile stalkerware has all sorts of wide-ranging consequences. The creators of these types of apps can track user's locations, see their social media usage and more. And they certai

October 24, 2019 13:01

Cisco Talos helps CISOs get back to basics with advisory series

At Cisco Talos, we try to build detections for every threat we see to provide customers with a portfolio capable of identifying and stopping threats at various stages of an attack's lifecycle. Deploying the best suite of layered security tools is an integral part of protectin

August 22, 2019 13:38

New 4CAN tool helps identify vulnerabilities in on-board car computers

By Alex DeTrano, Jason Royes, and Matthew Valites. Executive summary Modern automobiles contain hundreds of sensors and mechanics that communicate via computers to understand their surrounding environment. Those components provide real-time information to drivers, connect the

July 31, 2019 11:02

Malvertising: Online advertising's darker side

Executive summary One of the trickiest challenges enterprises face is managing the balance between aggressively blocking malicious advertisements (aka malvertising) and allowing content to remain online, accessible for the average user. The days of installing a basic ad blocker