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The 5 cyber attacks you're most likely to face

Don't be distracted by the exploit of the week. Invest your time and money defending against the threats you're apt to confront

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Here's why the scanners on VirusTotal flagged Hello World as harmful

Last week, on August 10, a security researcher who goes by the handle "zerosum0x0" posted an interesting image to Twitter, it was the code behind a debug build of an executable. The code was 'Hello World' – the training example used...

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Kaspersky discovers supply-chain attack at NetSarang

While investigating suspicious DNS requests for a financial institution, researchers at Kaspersky discovered backdoor in recently updated copies of software released by NetSarang, a developer of management tools for servers and...

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The best enterprise anti-virus protection may not be enough

Ransomware and other threats often get through signature-based anti-virus protection, giving it a bad rap. However, anti-virus tools still play an important role in the enterprise security strategy.

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How to recover from a ransomware attack

Computer infected by ransomware? Don't panic. Follow the step-by-step instructions in this video for your best shot of removing it and recovering your data.

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IT's 9 biggest security threats

As this list of the biggest security threats shows, hacking has evolved from a one-person crime of opportunity to an open market of sophisticated malware backed by crime syndicates and money launderers.

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Just say no to Facebook quizzes

Clickbait by any other name is just the same. These quizzes take your personal information, and leave with cookies and malware.

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12 signs you've been hacked -- and how to fight back

Redirected internet searches, unexpected installs, rogue mouse pointers: Here's what to do when you've been 0wned.

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Just because it's news doesn't mean it's new

What's new about ransomware is the way we're reacting to it.

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The 15 biggest data breaches of the 21st century

Security practitioners weigh in on the 15 worst data breaches in recent memory.

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11 tips to prevent phishing

From rewarding employees for savvy security smarts, to showing them how breaches are relevant to their every-day duties, we've got the phishing prevention tips you need.

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Ukrainian police seize computers that spread global NotPetya attack

Ukraine's Cyber Police have intervened to prevent further cyberattacks in the wake of last week's "ransomware" attack.

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The fault for ransomware attacks lies with the challenges security teams face

The realities of managing and protecting IT infrastructures puts IT and security personnel in a no-win situation when attacks like WannaCry or ExPetr occur, so stop blaming them.

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CRASHOVERRIDE poised to affect Natural Gas?

New malware affecting Ukraine's electric grid poses a future threat to US natural gas industry

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6 security measures you’ve put off too long

The potent WannaCry ransomware is the latest example of a preventable security disaster. Here's how to get your security act in gear fast

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Insecure security cameras sound like a joke, but aren’t

They’re an example of big tech companies’ failure to take security seriously.

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Vastly improve your IT security in 2 easy steps

Losing the battle against the bad guys? Keep your software patched and defend against social engineering, and you might start winning a few

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4 strategies to root out your security risks

To defend yourself, you must first understand the security flaws that let bad guys exploit your environment

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