Cyber Security

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Almost all young people recycle their passwords, often doing so across work and personal accounts The prevalence of cybersecurity incidents and the concomitant growing concerns about any organization’s cybersecurity posture haven’t done much to discourage many employees from engaging in poor security habits, a survey has found. In some respects, employees’ cyber-hygiene is actually getting
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Industry standard specification does not guarantee the safety of the self-encrypting drives despite verification The need to encrypt data on devices has never been greater, especially with legislation such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Purchasing a self-encrypting drive (SED) that adheres to the industry standard, published as the Trusted Computing Group’s
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The campaign’s goals aren’t immediately clear, as the malefactors don’t appear to be leveraging the hijacked websites for further nefarious purposes Attackers have been exploiting a security weakness in a GDPR compliance plugin for WordPress to seize control of vulnerable websites, according to a blog post by Defiant, which makes Wordfence security plugins for the
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The recent spike in Emotet activity shows that it remains an active threat A week after adding a new email content harvesting module, and following a period of low activity, the malicious actors behind Emotet have launched a new, large-scale spam campaign. What is Emotet? Emotet is a banking Trojan family notorious for its modular
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Prevention is the best option but people continue to search for the easiest way out When you work in IT and you’re at a dinner party and somebody asks, ‘What do you do?’ you can usually see the blood run from their face as they’re like, “Oh my God, why me? My one night out this
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Celebrated annually on November 3, Antimalware Day is an opportunity to recognize the work of cybersecurity professionals Since 2017, November 3 has been celebrated as Antimalware Day. Established by ESET, Antimalware Day aims to honor the work done by researchers in the field of information security and in the technology industry as a whole. As
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Ransomware remains a serious threat and this new white paper explains what enterprises need to know, and do, to reduce risk Throughout 2018 criminals have continued to target large organizations with ransomware. Today we introduce a new white paper that explains why ransomware is still a serious threat to your organization – regardless of size
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Proper preparation can make all the difference when it comes to speaking at conferences I promised some further thoughts on making the presentation process more comfortable: it seems to me that (in general) the more comfortable the speaker, the better the experience for the listener. And for most of us, the key to a comfortable
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Customers see their admin credentials stolen and their servers infected with Linux/ChachaDDoS In recent months, numerous users of VestaCP, a hosting control panel solution, have received warnings from their service providers that their servers were using an abnormal amount of bandwidth. We know now that these servers were in fact used to launch DDoS attacks. Analysis
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What are the emotional triggers and errors in judgment that make you fall for an online scam? Con artists have been plying their trade since time immemorial, but the internet opened the floodgates to a whole new level of fraud. It has allowed fraudsters to take aim at an endless number of victims and at
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ESET research reveals a successor to the infamous BlackEnergy APT group targeting critical infrastructure, quite possibly in preparation for damaging attacks Recent ESET research has uncovered details of the successor of the BlackEnergy APT group, whose main toolset was last seen in December 2015 during the first-ever blackout caused by a cyberattack. Around the time
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In a new twist on the theme, the scammers have their sights set on book manuscripts, among other things Several global book publishing houses and an international literary scouting agency have warned their staff of a flurry of phishing emails that seek authors’ and publishers’ sensitive information, including book manuscripts, The Bookseller reports. Penguin Random