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Bug bounty platforms buy researcher silence, violate labor laws, critics say

The promise of crowdsourced cybersecurity, fueled by "millions of hackers," turns out to be a pipe dream, despite high-octane marketing from the bug bounty platforms.


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Weakness in Zoom for macOS allows local attackers to hijack camera and microphone

Zoom's use of insecure system APIs allow attackers to elevate privileges as well.


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What is WireGuard? Secure, simple VPN still in development

The WireGuard VPN offers better performance and a simpler, effective approach to cryptography, and now it's built into Linux 5.6. Is it ready for the enterprise?


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‘Major systemic failure’ on privacy — again — by Federal Court of Australia

Court appears to be ignoring 2017 mandate for regular privacy reviews and its own standards.


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The world according to Eugene Kaspersky

The colourful cyber security expert survived blacklisting by the US government, fears IoT security weaknesses, wants to secure voting, and doesn’t believe in AI.


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Tech Career Ladder podcast: Start your climb to EPIC leader

In Insider Pro’s inaugural Tech Career Ladder podcast, Sandy Silk -- director of Information Security, Education, and Consulting at Harvard University -- joins host Maryfran Johnson to discuss what it takes to become an EPIC leader....


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Attack campaign hits thousands of MS-SQL servers for two years

Newly discovered Vollgar attack uses brute force to infect vulnerable Microsoft SQL servers at a high rate.


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How to prepare Microsoft Office and Windows for ransomware and email attacks

You've set up your remote workers during this COVID-19 crisis, but have you made the adjustments to be prepared for a cyber disaster like a ransomware attack?


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5 reasons security staff leave (and what to do about it)

Retaining skilled security staff is difficult in the best of times, but there are steps you can take that will make a difference.


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12 top IDS/IPS tools

An intrusion detection or prevention system can mean the difference between a safe network and a nasty breach. We've rounded up some of the best and most popular IDS/IPS products on the market.


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Security School: Enroll today and advance your tech career

Insider Pro and CertsNexus have created a virtual classroom where subscribers can learn and test their cybersecurity readiness.


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10 Slack security tools compared

Slack does a good job of protecting its own code, but you'll need help to stop malware delivered through Slack messages or to avoid exposing personal information.


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Dealing with the downturn

As the coronavirus pandemic builds, businesses are already reeling from the economic impact. Here's how IT can adjust to a new reality of cost trimming and budget cuts.


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3 ways COVID-19 is changing CISO priorities

The scramble to enable remote workers changes security strategies, priorities, and workflows for 2020.


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As Australian ransomware toll grows, so do home-working risks

Organisations that delayed patching are especially susceptible to risks from home-based workers