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Ransomware targets US SMBs due to weaker protection and greater willingness to pay up

Jun 16, 2017, 08:41 AM Ben Gane

Attackers are now targeting small and medium businesses to extort higher fees, a Bitdefender survey shows, meeting the company’s predictions for 2017. One in five small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the US reported a ransomware...


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Linux is secure…right?

Jun 16, 2017, 08:37 AM Ben Gane

There is a common belief that Linux servers are more secure and less vulnerable than Windows servers. Although there is some truth in the belief, the reality is that Linux servers (and the applications they host) also have vulnerabilities...


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5 Backup Horror Stories

Jun 16, 2017, 08:34 AM Ben Gane

Backup and disaster recovery is a speculative business. We ask ourselves, “What if a fire breaks out in our offsite datacenter? What if the one guy who really understands the BDR solution is unreachable when a server fails?...


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Game over for torrents? The Pirate Bay to be blocked, EU court rules

Jun 16, 2017, 08:28 AM Ben Gane

Swedish peer-to-peer file-sharing site The Pirate Bay is stirring up trouble in Europe, following the recent ruling of The European Union Court of Justice (ECJ) that Dutch ISPs can block user access to the torrent search engine...


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How to keep your data safe while surfing the web

Jun 15, 2017, 09:02 AM Ben Gane

Although packet switched networks were under research as early as the 1960s, only in the late 80s was the Internet released to the public for business activities. The internet has since grown from half a million email users in 1990...


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The Ivanti Threat Thursday Update for June 15, 2017

Jun 15, 2017, 08:55 AM Ben Gane

Greetings. This time out, new patches for old Windows versions, malware as a service, and the high costs of executive emails that aren’t. Let me know your thoughts, please...


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Everything you say can be used against you

Jun 14, 2017, 09:27 AM Ben Gane

Future generations of smart speakers will have better capabilities, such as the ability to distinguish between the voices of various family members. But putting a microphone in every home may have unwanted consequences...


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June Patch Tuesday 2017

Jun 14, 2017, 09:14 AM Ben Gane

Microsoft has released a series of statements today with security updates to address “vulnerabilities that are at heightened risk of exploitation due to past nation-state activity and disclosures.”...


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The Xavier info-stealing ad library lurks within over 800 Android apps in the Google Play store

Jun 14, 2017, 09:11 AM Ben Gane

More than 800 Android applications available on Google Play at one time embedded the software development kit (SDK) of an information-stealing ad library. The threat, which is detected by Trend Micro as ANDROIDOS_XAVIER.AXM...


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Watch out! Scammers are making a fortune in the iOS App Store

Jun 13, 2017, 08:42 AM Ben Gane

Just how much money can a scammy iPhone app make in the iOS App Store? You may be surprised. After all, how does $80,000 per month sound to you?...


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