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Ransomware & Advanced Attacks: Servers are Different

Jun 20, 2017, 08:46 AM Ben Gane

Ransomware and other advanced attacks are the scourge of the modern IT security team. If allowed to gain access to your IT environment, these attacks could shut down the organization, denying access to mission critical...

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Cloud-based security services market to reach $9 billion by 2020, Gartner says

Jun 20, 2017, 08:40 AM Ben Gane

In 2017, the cloud-based security services market is forecast to grow by 21 percent, outpacing the overall information security market, $5.9 billion, while the numbers are to reach $9 billion by 2020 worldwide, Gartner estimates.

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Vault7: CIA planting “listening” firmware in WiFi routers

Jun 19, 2017, 08:59 AM Ben Gane

Newly surfaced documents in the WikiLeaks Vault7 series reveal that at least 25 WiFi router and access point models are susceptible to implants that enable the CIA to turn them into surveillance posts...

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Facebook staff had their identities exposed to suspected terrorists due to security lapse

Jun 19, 2017, 08:56 AM Ben Gane

Fancy a job at Facebook? You might imagine it's all very exciting and glamorous to be able to boast that you work for the world's biggest social network, but the reality may be rather different...

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What's worse than getting phished? Getting phished *and* sending a selfie of your Photo ID and credit card

Jun 19, 2017, 08:48 AM Ben Gane

Phishers are targeting PayPal users not only for their login credentials but also for selfies of them holding their ID cards. This scam campaign starts off like so many others. A user gets an attack email falsely...

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Ransomware targets US SMBs due to weaker protection and greater willingness to pay up

Jun 16, 2017, 08:41 AM Ben Gane

Attackers are now targeting small and medium businesses to extort higher fees, a Bitdefender survey shows, meeting the company’s predictions for 2017. One in five small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the US reported a ransomware...

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Linux is secure…right?

Jun 16, 2017, 08:37 AM 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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5 Backup Horror Stories

Jun 16, 2017, 08:34 AM Ben Gane

Backup and disaster recovery is a speculative business. We ask ourselves, “What if a fire breaks out in our offsite datacenter? What if the one guy who really understands the BDR solution is unreachable when a server fails?...

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Game over for torrents? The Pirate Bay to be blocked, EU court rules

Jun 16, 2017, 08:28 AM Ben Gane

Swedish peer-to-peer file-sharing site The Pirate Bay is stirring up trouble in Europe, following the recent ruling of The European Union Court of Justice (ECJ) that Dutch ISPs can block user access to the torrent search engine...

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How to keep your data safe while surfing the web

Jun 15, 2017, 09:02 AM Ben Gane

Although packet switched networks were under research as early as the 1960s, only in the late 80s was the Internet released to the public for business activities. The internet has since grown from half a million email users in 1990...

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