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Major hacks in 2017 and what enterprises can expect from the threat landscape in 2018

Dec 21, 2017, 09:33 AM Ben Gane

Each December, security researchers make predictions for the following year, and they always seems to sound the same: attacks will increase, malware will be more sophisticated because hackers are upping their game, so IT executives must secure their infrastructure or else. So what can...

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Culture matters: Security best practices in a global era

Dec 21, 2017, 08:56 AM Ben Gane

As I write this, I’m sitting on an aircraft flying back from London to Austin, thinking about what I’ve learned on my most recent trip. It’s always interesting visiting another country, and so it was with some excitement that I traded the wonderful weirdness of Austin for the formality and deep history of...

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‘Starwars’ is a ‘dangerous’ password to use, says SplashData

Dec 21, 2017, 08:52 AM Ben Gane

‘Starwars’ is one of the newest additions to 2017’s Worst Passwords of the Year list, as determined by SplashData in its annual report. According to the company’s CEO, this password is “dangerous.” Millions continue to use easily guessable passwords despite...

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Vesting browsers with our trust

Dec 21, 2017, 08:47 AM Ben Gane

We normally try to protect the things most valuable to us, hence the proliferation of different locks and keys for our cars, houses, etc. These keys in the material world are analogous to our passwords in the digital one. However even an average user likely has more passwords for the devices and services...

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Alert - Phishing Attacks Targeting Schools

Dec 20, 2017, 09:03 AM Ben Gane

For cybercriminals, nothing is sacred when it comes to money making exploits. Education is currently the biggest target for ransomware and phishing attacks. The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analytics Center (MS-ISAC), a division of U.S. Homeland Security, released an alert on...

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Trump administration officially blames North Korea for WannaCry attack

Dec 20, 2017, 09:02 AM Ben Gane

The United States has fingered North Korea as the culprits behind the devastating WannaCry cyber-attack that was unleashed in May, infecting more than 300,000 computers across 150 countries and causing billions of dollars’ worth of damages...

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CVE-2017-11882 Exploited to Deliver a Cracked Version of the Loki Infostealer

Dec 20, 2017, 08:58 AM Ben Gane

The Cobalt hacking group was one of the first to promptly and actively exploit CVE-2017-11882(patched last November) in their cybercriminal campaigns. We uncovered several others following suit in early December, delivering a plethora of threats that included Pony/FAREIT...

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With 1.4 Billion Stolen Log-Ins on the Dark Web, it’s Time to Take Password Management Seriously

Dec 20, 2017, 08:49 AM Ben Gane

Last week you may have seen some worrying news: researchers probing the darkest corners of the underground web found a secret trove containing 1.4 billion breached usernames and passwords. Yes, that’s right: 1.4 BILLION. Yours might very well be among them, and if you reuse...

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Security Risk: How Old Software Might Be Hurting Your Organization

Dec 19, 2017, 08:37 AM Ben Gane

Security risk is a major topic of conversation for ITAM Awareness Month. As news of malware and cyber attacks become ubiquitous, companies and Chief Security Officers are challenged to stay ahead of security threats and learn from others who have been impacted by attacks...

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Sneaky *.BAT File Leads to Spoofed Banking Page

Dec 18, 2017, 09:45 AM Ben Gane

If you thought using BAT files was old hat, think again. While monitoring our Secure Email Gateway Cloud service, we came across several suspect spam emails targeting Brazilian users. The figure below shows email details to trick and entice users to open the attachment...

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