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What is a zero day? A powerful but fragile weapon

A zero day is a security flaw that has not yet been patched by the vendor and can be exploited. These vulnerabilities fetch high prices on the black market

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15 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 hacked.

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To pay or not pay a hacker’s ransomware demand? It comes down to cyber hygiene

A recent call for city leaders to stop paying ransomware demands underscores the need for municipalities to step up their cyber practices and have a good backup process in place.

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Dark web takedowns make good headlines, do little for security

Shutting down dark web marketplaces looks and feels good, but it hasn't significantly reduced risk. Worse, it drives cybercriminals to harder-to-track channels.

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What is the dark web? How to access it and what you'll find

The dark web is part of the internet that isn't visible to search engines and requires the use of an anonymizing browser called Tor to be accessed.

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What is a botnet? When armies of infected IoT devices attack

A botnet is a collection of internet-connected devices that an attacker has compromised. Commonly used in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, botnets can also take advantage of their collective computing power to send large...

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Forthright handling of cybercrime essential to improved results

While it is has become generally well-known that enterprises have a problem dealing with cybercrime, the true extent of the problem is much worse than many realize. In fact, even the entities that really ought to know the reality –...

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Will the US ever get serious about security and privacy?

We have the ability to drastically reduce cybercrime. So why are we still failing?

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Why businesses don’t report cybercrimes to law enforcement

Law enforcement agencies estimate the number of cybercrimes that go unreported by businesses number in the millions. Here why and when you should report breaches and other cyber attacks.

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Act fast to recover assets after cyber fraud

Here's what companies can do to recover lost assets in the wake of a data theft or a BEC scam.

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‘Nuff said!

The Marvel Cinematic Universe started in comic books as the creations of three main visionaries: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. They weren’t always successful. Through following the vision of their creators, a new group was...

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Cybercrime groups raise the bar for security teams by borrowing APT techniques

Cyber criminals now have access to more nation-state technology to launch more sophisticated advanced persistent threat attacks. That's bad news for defenders.

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Magecart payment card skimmer gang returns stronger than ever

Web-based card skimmers are becoming harder to detect and remove thanks to evolving techniques.

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What is malvertising? And how to protect against it

Malvertising, the practice of sprinkling malicious code to legitimate-looking ads, affects both small and large websites. Protecting against it is harder than it seems.

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6 ways to equip your phishing tackle box

Like many of the threats in cybersecurity, using a comprehensive and business-driven approach to reveal risk can help you focus your efforts on what matters most.

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5 signs you've been hit with an APT

An advanced persistent threat (APT) is a cyberattack executed by criminals or nation-states with the intent to steal data or surveil systems over an extended time period. Here's how to know if you've been hit with one.

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Cybersecurity: A global threat that we can control

Protecting data and thwarting cyberattacks now have ascended alongside dealing with natural catastrophes as the most pressing threats demanding the world’s full attention.

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Apple disables Group FaceTime after eavesdropping bug discovered

A bug in Apple's Group FaceTime made eavesdropping easy. A patch is expected this week.

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The politics of ‘Have I Been Pwned’

Data breaches are not created equal. Business leaders and security managers must beware the dangers of FUD and hype created around notification of old breaches.

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Vulnerabilities found in building access system used by schools, governments

Tenable Research discovered four zero-day vulnerabilities in IDenticard's PremiSys access control system, which is used by schools, governments, medical centers, and Fortune 500 companies. Currently no patches are available.

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