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Malware Xeroing in on Cloud Accounting Customers

Sep 18, 2017, 14:33 PM Ben Gane

We witnessed a sophisticated phishing campaign on 16th August 2017, targeting victims by sending spoofed phishing email messages appearing to come from Xero. Xero is a New Zealand-based software company that develops cloud-based...


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Malicous Chrome Extensions Stealing Roblox In-Game Currency, Sending Cookies via Discord

Sep 18, 2017, 14:32 PM Ben Gane

Recently, we discussed how cyber criminals are using the popular voice/chat client Discord to steal cookies from the running Roblox process on a Windows PC. Since then, we’ve noticed another attack going after the same information...


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Malicious spam emails - simple identification methods

Sep 18, 2017, 14:31 PM Ben Gane

There is nothing worse than receiving your phone bill on email and finding out that this month has been particularly expensive. Like almost 5 times as much as you would usually pay. It is even more concerning when you are a Vodafone customer and for some strange reason, o2 have decided to send you the bill...


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Making Wi-Fi Simple – The Xirrus Way

Sep 18, 2017, 14:30 PM Ben Gane

The world has seen six different Wi-Fi standards since 1997, a progression that started at 802.11a and has since brought us 802.11b, g, n, ac, Waves 1 and 2, and soon even more. This “alphabet soup” can seem endless,...


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Linux Users Urged to Update as a New Threat Exploits SambaCry

Sep 18, 2017, 14:29 PM Ben Gane

A seven-year old vulnerability in Samba—an open-source implementation of the SMB protocol used by Windows for file and printer sharing—was patched last May but continues to be exploited...


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Linux is secure…right?

Sep 18, 2017, 14:29 PM 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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Liberate Your Wi-Fi Access With Federated Identity Management

Sep 18, 2017, 14:28 PM Ben Gane

It’s a Saturday afternoon, and I’ve just walked into my favorite coffee shop, hoping to get out of the house and get some work done. The Wi-Fi finder scans the airspace and latches on to the café’s network. Out comes a pop up window asking me to enter my email address in order to access “free” Wi-Fi. I type in my email and go my merry way, browsing while sipping my drink...


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LeakerLocker Mobile Ransomware Threatens to Expose User Information

Sep 18, 2017, 14:28 PM Ben Gane

While mobile ransomware such as the recent SLocker focuses on encrypting files on the victim’s devices, a new mobile ransomware named LeakerLocker taps into its victims’ worst fears by allegedly threatening to send personal...


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Lawsuit Claims Bose Snoops on Users, Passes Data to Third Parties

Sep 18, 2017, 14:28 PM Ben Gane

Audio electronics giant Bose faces data mining charges over accusations that it has been covertly collecting its customers’ personal information, including tastes in music and podcasts, in cooperation with a San Francisco-based aggregator...


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Large-Scale Ransomware Attack In Progress, Hits Europe Hard

Sep 18, 2017, 14:27 PM Ben Gane

A large-scale ransomware attack reported to be caused by a variant of the Petya ransomware is currently hitting various users, particularly in Europe. This variant, which Trend Micro already detects as RANSOM_PETYA.SMA,...


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