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5 must-see sessions to get the most out of RSA 2017

Feb 9, 2017, 12:44 PM Ben Gane

When it comes to security conferences, RSA is King. After a year of mega breaches,ransomware, and election hacking – security experts and vendors will descend on Moscone Center in San Francisco next week for RSA® Conference 2017.

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Smart TVs spy on users, company sells data to advertisers

Feb 9, 2017, 12:39 PM Ben Gane

We’re all crazy about smart devices and, if you’re like the many gadget-obsessed techies out there, you probably own a few already. Has it ever crossed your mind that your latest acquisition may be an open invitation for a hacker into your home or for companies to collect information about your daily activities?

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Visiting the US soon? They might want your passwords, financial records

Feb 9, 2017, 12:37 PM Ben Gane

Visa-based entrance to the United States may soon depend on whether you are willing to give authorities your social media passwords, as part of President Donald Trump’s “extreme vetting” policy, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said in a congressional hearing on Tuesday, according to NBC News.

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Pony credential stealer trampling users via Microsoft Publisher documents

Feb 9, 2017, 11:17 AM Ben Gane

The credential-stealing Pony malware is masquerading as Microsoft Publisher documents in an effort to infect unsuspecting users. The campaign begins when an attack email containing a Microsoft Publisher document saunters over to an unsuspecting user.

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Gartner Says Within Five Years, Organisations Will Be Valued on Their Information Portfolios

Feb 9, 2017, 08:41 AM Ben Gane

By 2021, the prevalence of equity analysts valuing organisations’ information portfolios in valuing businesses themselves will spark formal internal information valuation and auditing practices, according to Gartner, Inc.

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Social media phishing attacks increased by 500% during 2016

Feb 9, 2017, 08:27 AM Ben Gane

Researchers from Proofpoint have today issued their Quarterly Threat Summary from Q4 2016, which analyses threats trends across email, mobile and social media. The report is available here and also takes a look back across the whole of 2016 and discusses significant changes in the threat landscape.

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Lurk: Retracing the Group’s Five-Year Campaign

Feb 8, 2017, 09:27 AM Ben Gane

Fileless infections are exactly what their namesake says: they’re infections that don’t involve malicious files being downloaded or written to the system’s disk. While fileless infections are not necessarily new or rare, it presents a serious threat to enterprises and end users given its capability to gain privileges and persist in the system of interest to an attacker—all while staying under the radar.

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The curious case of a reconnaissance campaign targeting ministry and embassy sites

Feb 8, 2017, 09:17 AM Ben Gane

Forcepoint Security Labs™ came across a malicious reconnaissance campaign that targets websites. It is unknown what is the intent behind the campaign as of this writing, however, the profile of the targets resembles those that are common targets of Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actors

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FBI warns US students about online job scam that can leave them broke

Feb 8, 2017, 09:11 AM Ben Gane

Students online across the US are targeted in a common employment scam, according to FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). “Scammers advertise phony job opportunities on college employment websites...

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76 popular iPhone apps found wide open to data interception attacks

Feb 8, 2017, 09:05 AM Ben Gane

When people ask me which smartphone they should buy from the security point of view, I invariably advise them to get an iPhone. The malware attacks that have been seen against iOS devices have typically been sophisticated state-sponsored campaigns...

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