Cisco Talos Blog

April 11, 2024 14:00

The internet is already scary enough without April Fool’s jokes

The security community is still reflecting on the “What If” of the XZ backdoor.

April 4, 2024 14:00

There are plenty of ways to improve cybersecurity that don’t involve making workers return to a physical office

An April 2023 study from Kent State University found that remote workers are more likely to be vigilant of security threats and take actions to ward them off than their in-office counterparts.

March 28, 2024 10:00

Enter the substitute teacher

Welcome to this week’s threat source newsletter with Jon out, you’ve got me as your substitute teacher. I’m taking you back to those halcyon days of youth and that moment when you found out that you had a sub that day...

March 21, 2024 14:00

“Pig butchering” is an evolution of a social engineering tactic we’ve seen for years

In the case of pig butchering scams, it’s not really anything that can be solved by a cybersecurity solution or sold in a package.

March 14, 2024 14:00

Not everything has to be a massive, global cyber attack

There are a few reasons why we’re so ready to jump to the “it’s a cyber attack!”

March 7, 2024 14:00

You’re going to start seeing more tax-related spam, but remember, that doesn’t actually mean there’s more spam

It’s important to be vigilant about tax-related scams any time these deadlines roll around, regardless of what country you’re in, but it’s not like you need to be particularly more skeptical in March and April.

February 29, 2024 14:00

Why Apple added protection against quantum computing when quantum computing doesn’t even exist yet

Apple’s newest encryption technology, called PQ3, now secures iMessages with end-to-end encryption that is quantum-resistant.

February 22, 2024 14:00

TikTok’s latest actions to combat misinformation shows it’s not just a U.S. problem

Fake news, disinformation, misinformation – whatever label you want to put on it – will not just go away if one election in the U.S. goes one way or the other.

February 15, 2024 14:00

Why the toothbrush DDoS story fooled us all

There was about a 24-hour period where many news outlets reported on a reported DDoS attack that involved a botnet made up of thousands of internet-connected toothbrushes.