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Botnets are being overshadowed by ransomware - in the media, at least
Mon 12 Jun 2017
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Botnets not only harm the owners of infected computers, but others too – they can send out spam, distributing a range of scams or even ransomware.
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The three types of employees that can cause a data breach
Mon 29 May 2017
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malware
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education
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cybersecurity
More and more companies are realizing that trusted & trained employees can also pose an enormous threat. We have identified three types of employees.
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A short history of the computer password
Mon 15 May 2017
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malware
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passwords
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welivesecurity
The concept of a password was developed so that users could only access their own specific files for their allotted four hours a week.
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Fingerprint security & biometrics: Three major myths busted
Mon 8 May 2017
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malware
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biometrics
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fingerprint scanners
Contrary to what many people assume biometric readers aren't foolproof. They have their own set of unique vulnerabilities. Fingerprints can be stolen.
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Young cybercriminals ‘more motivated by peer respect than financial gain’
Thu 27 Apr 2017
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malware
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trojan
An increasing number of young cybercriminals are motivated by a sense of notoriety and popularity with their peers rather than financial gain.
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It’s time to finally say goodbye to Windows XP. And Vista. Again.
Mon 10 Apr 2017
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microsoft
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windows
On April 8 it was three years since Microsoft ended its extended support for Windows XP. 8% of desktop users worldwide still run the operating system.
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Don’t pay for what is for free: Malicious Adobe Flash Player app found on Google Play
Wed 5 Apr 2017
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malware
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smartphones
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martech
F11 did not contain any harmful code. Instead, it relied purely on social engineering, tricking users into paying €18 ($19) for Adobe Flash Player.
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The economics of cybersecurity for the undecided
Mon 27 Mar 2017
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malware
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ddos
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phishing
It is precisely because of this concept of the cost of doing nothing that we’re able to determine the value of a cybersecurity solution.
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Here are the top trends in Android ransomware right now
Tue 14 Mar 2017
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smartphones
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ransomware
Android devices are used to store increasing amounts of valuable data, making Android ransomware ever more worthwhile for attackers.
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Welivesecurity reports new crypto-ransomware hitting macOS
Mon 13 Mar 2017
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apple
We have seen a new ransomware campaign for Mac. This new ransomware, written in Swift, is distributed via BitTorrent and calls itself "Patcher".
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10 reasons why cybercriminals target smartphones
Mon 6 Mar 2017
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smartphones
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malware
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cybersecurity
Smartphones aim to heighten convenience, but there is a real feeling that they're becoming a bigger target for cybercriminals. Why?
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DNS attacks: How they try to direct you to fake pages
Thu 2 Mar 2017
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dns attacks
that there is more than one type of attack that can affect DNS servers—and in this article we will look at the differences between them.
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Released Android malware source code used to run a banking botnet
Mon 27 Feb 2017
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smartphones
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technology gifts
The new Android banking malware ESET recently discovered on Google Play was spotted in the wild again, targeting more banks.
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Welivesecurity reveals the eight things you should know about spyware
Tue 21 Feb 2017
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spyware
Spyware is widely spread across the web, and is ever present on today’s mobile and desktop devices. You should be security-conscious at all times.
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An in-depth look at next-gen security software: Myths and marketing
Tue 14 Feb 2017
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virus
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security software
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welivesecurity
When next-gen vendors talk about behavioural analysis as their exclusive discovery, they’re at best misinformed.
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Entrust your cyber security secrets to a safe pair of hands
Fri 10 Feb 2017
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cybersecurity
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welivesecurity
Imagine, if you will, that your security is flawless, and not a single other person can access your sensitive accounts or information.
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Ransomware: Key insights from infosec experts
Tue 7 Feb 2017
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malware
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ransomware
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cybersecurity
Take ransomware. What does it entail? Does it even matter – will it ever actually affect you? It’ll vanish as quickly as it appeared, right? Wrong.
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RoT: The all-powerful Ransomware of Things
Tue 31 Jan 2017
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ransomware
Infected IoT devices may extort commercial websites by threatening a DDoS attack, or locking IoT devices in order to charge a ransom aka Jackware.
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Beware! New WhatsApp scam offering “free internet without Wi-Fi”
Mon 16 Jan 2017
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cybersecurity
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wireless networks
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whatsapp
WhatsApp keeps on increasing, with deceptive campaigns coming up with with novel ways of luring in victims. Today we will show you a new example.
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Why combining technology with standards could combat fraud
Wed 14 Dec 2016
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malware
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fraud
Fraud is still on the increase due to the use of new technologies, causing losses to both users and companies. What is being done to avoid this?
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Siemens-branded CCTV webcams require urgent firmware patch
Thu 1 Dec 2016
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ddos
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surveillance
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welivesecurity
Siemens-branded IP-based CCTV cameras are the latest internet-connected devices to be found vulnerable to hacking attacks.
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Organisations 'not doing enough' to prevent data breaches
Thu 1 Dec 2016
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cybersecurity
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breach prevention
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data breach
Up-to-date security systems, usable security, and awareness on how to deal with threats and social engineering are needed.
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The odd, 8-year legacy of the Conficker worm
Tue 22 Nov 2016
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microsoft
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welivesecurity
Targeting Microsoft Windows, it has compromised home, business and government computers across 190 countries.
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Working in the cyber security industry
Wed 16 Nov 2016
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welivesecurity
Those seem to me to be questions that may well interest people contemplating a career path in security.
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