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Varonis uncovers two new Windows vulnerabilities
Thu, 27th Oct 2022
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windows
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security attack
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internet explorer
Users don’t have to use Internet Explorer for its legacy to have left you vulnerable to LogCrusher and OverLog.
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More elusive and persistent - Kaspersky researchers uncover the third known firmware bootkit
Thu, 27th Jan 2022
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malware
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advanced persistent threat protection
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soc
Kaspersky's researchers have uncovered the third case of a firmware bootkit in the wild. 
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Businesses unprepared for bot attacks, despite awareness
Tue, 21st Jul 2020
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cybersecurity
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security attack
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bots
Many businesses are aware of the threat of bot attacks, but believe they have the problem under control and are not adequately prepared for the level of risk.
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Businesses in the dark: Disconnect in cybersecurity culture and cyber resilience
Wed, 29th Jan 2020
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cybersecurity
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security attack
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mcafee
"A core ingredient to being cyber ready involves empowering business leaders to minimise business down-time, while responding to a cyberattack at the same time."
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Proof of concept cloud TLS hack: the silent hypervisor flaw
Thu, 9th Jun 2016
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bitdefender
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security attack
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tls
Third parties could eavesdrop on cloud communications encrypted with TLS, which can be almost undetectable by most people.
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Majority of Aussie organisations have been breached in the past year
Mon, 9th May 2016
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malware
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cybersecurity
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breach prevention
63 percent of Australian organisations have experienced at least one security breach or incident in the past year, according to a report by CompTIA.
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Banking customers won't stand for subpar security, study finds
Fri, 19th Feb 2016
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bi
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big data
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data analytics
"There is an expectation that banks are taking adequate measures to safeguard their customers against fraud and breaches."
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Ransomware masquerades as FBI, Android users in the crossfire
Tue, 26th May 2015
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smartphones
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malware
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ransomware
Thousands of Android users have been targeted by a ransomware that demands users to pay $500 to restore access to their smartphone, says Bitdefender.
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Retail sector vulnerable to threats, Intel Security seeks solution
Wed, 29th Apr 2015
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pos
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inventory management systems
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retailers
In order to provide better retail kiosk security options, Intel Security is collaborating with Kiosk Information Systems.
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Cisco unleashes extended security offerings
Wed, 8th Apr 2015
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malware
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breach prevention
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cisco
Cisco has added to its security offerings and services with three significant expansions.
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The biggest social media security threats of 2015
Fri, 9th Jan 2015
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bitdefender
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social media
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security attack
Bitdefender, security software solutions provider, has released its social media security threat predictions for 2015.
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Cisco NZ: Malware by any other name...
Fri, 12th Sep 2014
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malware
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cybersecurity
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cisco
John-Paul Sikking, Cisco NZ security specialist, takes a look at the attack continuum.
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