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Smishing, an SMS phishing attack / Vishing, a voice phishing attack by phone
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Time – and the lack thereof

For cybersecurity, it is pivotal for the next decade to be able to operate with a decreasing time window to act.

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Modernized maritime industry transports cyberthreats to sea

Attackers are equally capable of wreaking havoc whether their target is based on land or sea. Considering that more than 70 percent of the earth is covered by water, and an expanding attack surface for the vessels journeying across...

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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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Telcos around the world hit by long-term intelligence gathering cyberattack

Operation Soft Cell saw telcos around the world lose over 100GB of call record data, but it could have been much worse. Attackers could have shut down cell networks if they wanted.

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OpenSSH to protect keys in memory against side-channel attacks

The new OpenSSH patch makes it harder to execute attacks such as Spectre, Meltdown, Rowhammer and Rambleed.

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Emerging security threats at the half-year mark

We’ve hit the halfway mark of 2019, and I’m sure that we have all noticed some interesting happenings in the cybersecurity world. I’d like to highlight a few that I’ve found interesting, but also disturbing – and I am sure that there...

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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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What is Magecart? How this hacker group steals payment card data

Hacking groups that make up Magecart are effective and persistent at stealing customer and payment card data through skimmers. Here's how they work and what you can do to mitigate the risk.

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Privacy by design: Cybersecurity and the future of 5G

History has shown that when we rush to expand computing power and interconnectivity – IoT and cloud tech, to name two – we expose ourselves to new kinds of cyberattacks and bad actors. Can we get it right with 5G?

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2016 election hacking in Florida: Russian emails, hidden tracks

The Mueller Report says the Russians planted malware on at least one Florida county system, and Florida's governor announces that two counties were hacked in 2016. Experts believe the problem could be bigger.

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The second Meltdown: New Intel CPU attacks leak secrets

Intel has done some mitigations for these vulnerabilities that can leak secrets from virtual machines, secure enclaves and kernel memory. Here's how the attacks work.

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New Intel firmware boot verification bypass enables low-level backdoors

By replacing a PC's SPI flash chip with one that contains rogue code, an attacker can can gain full, persistent access.

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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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How Akamai implemented a zero-trust model

An effort that was triggered by a nation-state attack nine years ago has fundamentally transformed how people and devices access apps and services, limiting damage from lateral movement.

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What is a side channel attack? How these end-runs around encryption put everyone at risk

Side channel attacks on cryptography break confidentiality by exploiting information produced by the encryption — such as van Eck phreaking in a TEMPEST attack, courtesy the van across the street.

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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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Chinese hacking groups to ramp up cyber attacks on some industries, experts say

Companies in industries critical to China’s five-year plan face a higher risk of nation-state-sponsored cyber attacks.

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APT group Elfin switches from data destruction to data stealing via WinRAR vulnerability

Iran-linked hacker group switches techniques from Shamoon wiper attacks to WinRAR exploits.

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