Sophos is a Visionary in the Network Firewall Magic Quadrant 2019

We’re delighted to announce that Gartner has named Sophos a Visionary in the Network Firewall Magic Quadrant for 2019. We believe that this recognition confirms Sophos XG Firewall as one of the best next-generation firewalls on the market. At Sophos we have been evolving and moving the network firewall space forward: Sophos has developed the […]

Universities warned to brace for cyberattacks

The UK’s cybersecurity agency also outlines precautions that academia should take to mitigate risks Share The UK’s cybersecurity agency also outlines precautions that academia should take to mitigate risks The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued a stark warning to universities across the country, urging them to be on their guards against […]

Remote access flaws found in popular routers, NAS devices

In almost all tested units, the researchers achieved their goal of obtaining remote root-level access Security researchers have uncovered a total of 125 security flaws across 13 small office/home office (SOHO) routers and network-attached storage (NAS) devices that may leave them vulnerable to remote attacks. The devices ranged from units intended for the general public […]

The WannaCry hangover

This morning, SophosLabs is releasing a deep dive into the aftermath of a malware that, two years ago, looked like an unstoppable scourge. On the morning of May 12, 2017, organizations and individuals around the world were attacked by malware now known as WannaCry. WannaCry’s rapid spread, enabled by its implementation of a Windows vulnerability […]

Nearly all of Ecuador’s citizens caught up in data leak

The humongous collection of extensive personal details about millions of people could be a gold mine for scam artists Almost every single citizen of Ecuador, a country of some 16.6 million people, is believed to have been affected by a new massive data leak, reads a report from vpnMentor. Two weeks ago, the firm discovered […]

September, 2019 Patch Tuesday updates a raft of Windows weaknesses

In this month’s security updates, Microsoft fixes 78 vulnerabilities: By the company’s reckoning, 17 of the fixes address critical issues, 60 important ones, and one bug of moderate severity. Many of these fixes are related to Windows internal components that an attacker could leverage to gain remote code execution or perform local privilege elevation. The […]