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It’s All about Cybersecurity: Insider Threat Missed by the Fed

Feb 24, 2017, 09:02 AM Ben Gane

Recently, while reading the news I found one interesting and, in my opinion, funny case about employee-privileged abuse. Long story short, Nicholas Berthaume, a former communications analyst of the board of governors of the Federal...

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Top Endpoint Security Suites Brought to You by the Number 15

Feb 24, 2017, 08:53 AM Ben Gane

It’s sad but true. As a 15-year-old, I was way outside Sesame Street’s target audience when the PBS television program first aired on November 10, 1969. But what the heck, I tuned in anyway. And it just so happens that 15 is my favorite number for several reasons...

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Barely 1% of Android users are running Nougat, as Apple shows how to properly update devices

Feb 24, 2017, 08:50 AM Ben Gane

What are the most commonly over-looked piece of professional security advice amongst computer users? If you answered install security patches, use unique passwords and enable two-factor authentication – give yourself a point...

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Operation BugDrop - hackers steal gigabytes of data from organisations, record conversations

Feb 24, 2017, 08:48 AM Ben Gane

A reconnaissance campaign dubbed "Operation BugDrop" has stolen gigabytes of data from at least 70 organizations in Ukraine and elsewhere. The threat intelligence research team at CyberX came across the operation after discovering an in-the-wild malware campaign...

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Gordon Ramsay's father-in-law charged with hacking celebrity chef's email

Feb 24, 2017, 08:46 AM Ben Gane

Five years ago I wrote an article for my old stomping ground, Naked Security, entitled"Gordon Ramsay sues over hacked emails that revealed hair transplant". It reported claims made by the potty-mouthed celebrity chef that his former business partner and father-in-law, Christopher Hutcheson, had...

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'Zombie script' deluges Internet Explorer 11 with pop-up alerts until user closes tab

Feb 24, 2017, 08:43 AM Ben Gane

A 'zombie script' could allow attackers to deluge Internet Explorer 11 users' browser windows with pop-up alerts until they close the tab. Security researcher Manuel Caballero developed the script by taking...

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Nearly 80 percent of cyber professionals say enterprises must understand behaviours and intent as people interact with critical data and IP

Feb 24, 2017, 08:41 AM Ben Gane

Global cybersecurity leader Forcepoint™ today released a new study – “The Human Point: An Intersection of Behaviors, Intent & Critical Business Data.” The study showed that, while an overwhelming majority of respondents – 80 percent – believe...

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The Healthcare Underground: Electronic Health Records for Sale

Feb 22, 2017, 10:27 AM Ben Gane

In 2016, 91 percent of the U.S. population had health insurance coverage which means at a given time, any person will be effected in the event of a healthcare data breach. How it affects individuals may differ case by case perspective, but...

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Prison for former sysadmin who hacked industrial facility and caused a million dollars worth of damage.

Feb 22, 2017, 10:24 AM Ben Gane

Are you a sysadmin who left your last job under a cloud? My advice is don’t try and seek revenge by hacking into the company that fired you. You might end up with a lengthy prison sentence.

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Consumers are Letting Hackers Sneak into their Homes through Smart Devices

Feb 22, 2017, 09:07 AM Ben Gane

Recent global research from Norton by Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) reveals one in five UK consumers have smart home devices, and an overwhelming majority of them (84 per cent) find they simplify their life. However,...

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