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The Evolution of Ransomware

Feb 1, 2018, 08:35 AM Ben Gane

While many businesses and individual users understand that ransomware isn't a new threat, many don't actually know how long this particular infection style has been utilized by hackers. The first attacks took place more than a decade ago, and since then, ransomware authors have...

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How your enterprise applications could be putting your company at risk

Jan 31, 2018, 12:09 PM Ben Gane

The typical company, large or small, depends on a number of different enterprise applications in order to ensure that employees can complete critical, daily tasks. Apps like those for enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, screen and file sharing have become commonplace...

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Security Controls and Third-Party Patching: Ivanti Has an Ear for It

Jan 31, 2018, 09:09 AM Ben Gane

You’ve likely heard of perfect pitch. Only one in 10,000 people is blessed with the trait, but when it comes to security controls and patching third-party applications, virtually every IT department can achieve “perfect patch.” Perfect pitch—or absolute pitch—is the rare ability to identify or sing a...

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Hacker uses malware to steal, resell gas in major Russian fraud scheme

Jan 30, 2018, 08:51 AM Ben Gane

Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) agents arrested a Russian national in Stavropol on Sunday for launching a large malware campaign targeting gas stations in southern Russia, informs Russian news outlet Rosbalt. According to the investigation, Denis Zayev created a malicious program...

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How you can make every day data privacy (and protection) day

Jan 29, 2018, 08:37 AM Ben Gane

Every year on January 28 the world sets its sights on the privacy of individuals and the protection of data. Now celebrated in over 50 countries, the original goal set out over 11 years ago was to raise awareness of what personal data is collected and processed and why, and what an individual’s rights...

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New ransomware attack forces hospitals to turn away patients

Jan 26, 2018, 09:11 AM Ben Gane

Allscripts, a provider of electronic health record (EHR) technology to hospitals, was hit by ransomware this week, provoking an outage that affected thousands of physicians’ practices and healthcare providers across the United States. Allscripts reportedly handles data for 180,000 physicians...

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Leaky Buckets: 10 Worst Amazon S3 Breaches

Jan 26, 2018, 09:07 AM Ben Gane

The last year has proved out about security naysayers' warnings about the undisciplined use of cloud architectures. While many organizations work hard to secure data stored on cloud stores, the truth is that there's a lot of work to go. That fact is made abundantly clear by the growing number of...

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Bitdefender discovers emerging IoT botnet that uses custom-built peer-to-peer communication

Jan 26, 2018, 09:03 AM Ben Gane

Bitdefender researchers have uncovered an emerging botnet comprised of infected IoT devices such as DVR cameras, routers, NAS devices and other types of networking equipment.The botnet included hundreds of devices on January 10 when Bitdefender researchers discovered it...

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Got AV? Good Start! Now it’s Time to Protect Your Entire Family

Jan 26, 2018, 08:48 AM Ben Gane

We all know cyberspace can be a scary place. That’s why Trend Micro is here to protect your digital life with a range of comprehensive security products. But we’ve noticed that some of our customers are only protecting their main PC or Mac, leaving other devices – especially smartphones...

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Think privacy and protection first

Jan 26, 2018, 08:45 AM Ben Gane

Data Privacy Day will be observed on January 28th across the globe to increase awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices amongst businesses as well as individuals. Data Privacy Day, in a way, recognizes the increasing—and often neglected—need to strengthen security...

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