The week in security: Rethinking security in an age of cyber insecurity

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It might all have been easier if the Internet had never existed, but the compromise of WhatsApp reflects the ever-changing nature of attacks in today’s cybersecurity threat climate.

One approach to hardening vulnerable data has been to use field-level encryption, with MongoDB storing its data in a way that makes it useless if compromised.

Google has been trying a different approach to improving overall security, calling on humans to flag questionable sites using a Chrome extension that expands on its Safe Browsing technology.

Advancements in machine technology have been a force for disruption that is set to continue at its breakneck pace.

Attack techniques such as DNS hijacking may be big news, but they’re far from the only threat in today’s cybersecurity climate.

And, as the US CERT warns of the risks of the new BlueKeep remote code execution vulnerability, Oracle was releasing an emergency patch for a crucial WebLogic vulnerability that is already being attacked in the wild.

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