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US politicians think companies should be allowed to 'hack back' after WannaCry

May 23, 2017, 08:43 AM Ben Gane

US politicians are drafting a bill that - if approved - could allow companies and individuals to "hack back", allowing victims of a hack to "access without authorization the computer of the attacker...

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BlueDoom – You Should Be Concerned

May 22, 2017, 09:14 AM Ben Gane

Right on the heels of the WannaCry ransomware infestations comes a new worm called BlueDoom. This worm was caught in a honeypot, and it uses the Eternal Blue exploit the NSA developed—and a hacker group called The Shadow Brokers stole...

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How to delete your browser history in Microsoft Edge, block cookies, and increase your privacy

May 22, 2017, 09:06 AM Ben Gane

Every internet user should consider clearing their web browsing history and cookies at least periodically. Sometimes we log into our accounts on a public computer and need to remove all traces of our activity...

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Companies keeping Bitcoin on hand in case of ransomware attacks

May 22, 2017, 08:49 AM Ben Gane

Companies are stockpiling Bitcoin just in case they suffer a ransomware attack and need to quickly regain access to their data. In 2016, Citrix found that a third of British companies maintained contingency reserves...

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Get behind Griff - 1 week until CRN Fight Night

May 19, 2017, 15:49 PM Ben Gane

With just under a week to go until CRN Fight Night, we check-in with our man Griff "The Silencer" Akai to see how his training has gone, get his take on current affairs in the world of boxing, and generally ask the questions that you are all dying* to get answers to...

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How to protect against ransomware like WannaCry

May 19, 2017, 08:57 AM Ben Gane

Unless you spent a long weekend wandering in the woods, you have most likely heard of the massive global ransomware attack, “WannaCry.” Details continue to emerge, but much of what we are learning is troubling...

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The FBI Changed Its Tune on Ransomware

May 19, 2017, 08:54 AM Ben Gane

Not that there was any doubt, but this past weekend’s global onslaught of Ransomware attacks proved that this is a modern-day plague on IT. The WannaCry ransomware locked individuals and organizations out of their data all over the world...

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Protecting Your Small Business From WannaCry

May 19, 2017, 08:45 AM Ben Gane

May 12, 2017 saw the world’s first ever worm-based ransomware attack, WannaCry. Typically ransomware spreads via email as spam and phishing attacks, and relies on human intervention to initiate the infection. However, WannaCry is different in that it...

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Will Astrum Fill the Vacuum in the Exploit Kit Landscape?

May 19, 2017, 08:37 AM Ben Gane

The decline of exploit kit activity—particularly from well-known exploit kits like Magnitude, Nuclear, Neutrino, and Rig during the latter half of 2016—doesn’t mean exploit kits are throwing in the towel just yet...

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Bell Canada hacked; 1.9 million customer records stolen

May 19, 2017, 08:18 AM Ben Gane

Data belonging to 1.9 million customers was stolen from Bell Canada in a massive security breach, announced the country’s largest telecom company earlier this week. The compromised information consists of email addresses, names and telephone numbers...

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