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How to protect remote workers from the coronavirus crime wave

As predicted, the coronavirus crisis is bringing out the worst in cybercriminals. But the attacks are really just old exploits modified to exploit the new coronavirus context. Here’s how to beat them.

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Cybercriminal group mails malicious USB dongles to targeted companies

Shown as a proof-of-concept in 2014, this is the first known use of the BadUSB exploit in the wild.

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Chinese hacker group APT41 uses recent exploits to target companies worldwide

APT41 has compromised devices and applications from Cisco, Citrix and Zoho across many industries worldwide at a time when many companies are less able to respond.

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Top cybersecurity facts, figures and statistics for 2020

From malware trends to budget shifts, we have the latest figures that quantify the state of the industry.

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APIs are becoming a major target for credential stuffing attacks

New research shows that attackers use APIs to automate credential stuffing attacks. The financial sector is particularly vulnerable.

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Next-generation endpoint security goes beyond the endpoint

AI and behavioral analysis are key to elevating the level of security for devices and back-end systems and are a prerequisite for IoT devices and services. Is your vendor moving in the right direction?

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5 steps to avoid credential dumping attacks

Use these five techniques on your Windows network to find and limit risk from vulnerabilities that make your organization vulnerable to credential dumping attacks.

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Securing the IoT is a nightmare

Currently, we have over 26-billion IoT devices running in our workplaces, offices and homes. If you're looking for an IoT security scorecard, it looks something like this: Security Threats: 26,000,000,000, IoT Secure Devices: 0.

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Why manipulation campaigns are the biggest threat facing the 2020 election

This era of political espionage is rooted in manipulative ads, fake news articles and other forms of digital content. It's one of the nation’s greatest threats, especially as we approach the 2020 presidential election.

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What is a false flag? How state-based hackers cover their tracks

False flags are a favorite technique of cyber attackers connected to Russian intelligence, but they don't have a monopoly on the practice.

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Cybersecurity in 2020: Vigilance and the human element

Todd Inskeep, of Booz Allen Hamilton and the RSA Conference Advisory Board, writes that individuals must remain vigilant to stay a step ahead of those wishing to inflict chaos. Here’s how humans and technology can work together in...

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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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Who will harness AI more effectively in the new decade: cybercriminals or cybersecurity professionals?

The intersection of AI and cybersecurity will loom large not only for security practitioners but for the well-being of society.

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How a nuclear plant got hacked

India's Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) publicly admitted they discovered malware on their networks. It likely could have been easily avoided.

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What you need to know about new data-security rules for business travel

From U.S. Customs agents to cybercriminals, everyone wants to copy the data on your phone and laptop. Here’s how to protect your rights and also avoid industrial espionage.

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Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to defending against the dark web

There is an unhelpful taboo around the dark web, but security professionals owe it to their organizations to take on the challenge of understanding its threats and attack types.

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5 steps to a successful red team engagement

You want red team pen testers to find the vulnerabilities attackers are most likely to use. Here's how.

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Credential stuffing explained: How to prevent, detect and defend against it

The automated use of breached usernames and passwords to access accounts is low risk, high reward for cybercriminals. Here's how to make it harder for them to use credential stuffing.

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Review: Morphisec scrambles memory to thwart advanced attacks

With Morphisec, you get a full spectrum of protection that is more complete than any antivirus program alone.

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Report: China supported C919 airliner development through cyberespionage

Chinese hackers and intelligence agencies coordinated cyberattacks to gather intellectual property of aerospace firms to gain competitive advantage.

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