Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2021-01-03

2021 Cybersecurity Trends: Bigger Budgets, Endpoint Emphasis and Cloud

threatpost.com/2021-cybersecurity-trends/162629/ Insider threats are redefined in 2021, the work-from-home trend will continue define the threat landscape and mobile endpoints become the attack vector of choice, according 2021 forecasts. After shrinking in 2020, cybersecurity budgets in 2021 climb higher than pre-pandemic limits. Authentication, cloud data protection and application monitoring will top the list of CISO budget and cybersecurity priorities. According to experts, these are just a few of the themes to dominate the year ahead.

Huawei FalloutSerious New China Threat Strikes At Google, Samsung And Apple

www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2021/01/02/huawei-threat-to-samsung-galaxy-apple-iphone-and-google-after-trump-ban/ It is now clear that the fallout from the latest U.S. sanctions against Huawei will reshape the global smartphone industry in 2021, impacting Google, Samsung and Apple, potentially giving China more influence over the global technology sector than it has ever had before.

As Understanding of Russian Hacking Grows, So Does Alarm

www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/as-understanding-of-russian-hacking-grows-so-does-alarm/ar-BB1cpAdA On Election Day, General Paul M. Nakasone, the nation’s top cyberwarrior, reported that the battle against Russian interference in the presidential campaign had posted major successes and exposed the other side’s online weapons, tools and tradecraft.

Beware: PayPal phishing texts state your account is ‘limited’

www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/beware-paypal-phishing-texts-state-your-account-is-limited/ A PayPal text message phishing campaign is underway that attempts to steal your account credentials and other sensitive information that can be used for identity theft.

Backdoor account discovered in more than 100, 000 Zyxel firewalls, VPN gateways

www.zdnet.com/article/backdoor-account-discovered-in-more-than-100000-zyxel-firewalls-vpn-gateways/ More than 100, 000 Zyxel firewalls, VPN gateways, and access point controllers contain a hardcoded admin-level backdoor account that can grant attackers root access to devices via either the SSH interface or the web administration panel.

Google Chrome fixes antivirus ‘file locking’ bug on Windows 10

www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-chrome-fixes-antivirus-file-locking-bug-on-windows-10/ Google Chrome has fixed a bug that enabled antivirus programs on Windows 10 to lock newly created files. The patching of the bug means antivirus programs running on Windows would no longer block new files generated by the Chrome web browser, such as bookmarks.

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