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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...


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.


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.


CRASHOVERRIDE poised to affect Natural Gas?

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


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


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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