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Pharming explained: How attackers use fake websites to steal data

A pharming attack aims to redirect victims’ web traffic away from their intended destination to a website controlled by threat actors to harvest information and spread malware.

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14 real-world phishing examples — and how to recognize them

How well do you know these crafty cons?

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Beware malware-laden emails offering COVID-19 information, US Secret Service warns

Many of the emails take advantage of an unpatched, decades-old Microsoft Office vulnerability to deliver malware. Advice: Patch now.

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How to protect yourself from coronavirus phishing threats

The worst disease of the century brings out the worst in people as phishing attacks increase to unprecedented levels. Here's how to spot and COVID-19 phishing attacks and five ways to avoid them.

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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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COVID-19 and tech: New collaboration tools mean new security risks

As the coronavirus forces companies to move their communication and file sharing onto collaboration platforms, be prepared for unintended consequences: New security threats will surface, requiring new methods of securing your...

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What your business can do about the coronavirus ... right now

The Covid-19 crisis is the Black Swan event of our lifetime. Here's how to hold it all together (while keeping employees apart).

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Top cybersecurity facts, figures and statistics

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

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What is a cyber attack? Recent examples show disturbing trends

A cyber attack is an attack launched from one or more computers against another computer, multiple computers or networks. Here are some of the major recent cyber attacks and what we can learn from them.

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How to prevent scripting attacks in Microsoft Office

The rise in phishing attempts requires another look at your Microsoft Office settings to minimize the risk of a user executing a malicious script.

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With email security, some things can't be outsourced

You can outsource your email, but a good chunk of securing that email remains in-house. Here's what you need to know.

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5 ways to improve your security posture in 2020

What will shape the cybersecurity conversation in 2020? Only time will tell, but following these five trends will help you rise to new challenges.

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How to stop email spoofing of parked domains

Publishing a DMARC record for unused domains is a good idea. Here's how.

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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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Hackers use free tools in new APT campaign against industrial sector firms

Attackers seek to make attribution harder and use sophisticated, realistic spear-phishing emails.

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2019 in review: data breaches, GDPR’s teeth, malicious apps, malvertising and more

As 2019 draws to a close, it is time to reflect on what’s happened in cybersecurity over the past twelve months – and in some cases, what didn’t happen this year.

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7 mobile security threats that may catch you by surprise

Even if you're usually savvy about cybersecurity, anyone can have a vulnerable moment (in our writer's case, it was his mother's funeral).

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Review: How CybeReady delivers targeted, timely security awareness training

Users will always be the last line of defense for email-based attacks. The CybeReady platform effectively trains them to spot phishing and other dangers, unobtrusively and as-needed.

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Defenders can discover phishing sites through web analytics IDs

Many phishing websites are now using unique user IDs (UIDs), and that gives defenders a signal to detect phishing attacks before they do much damage.

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Attackers phish Office 365 users with fake voicemail messages

Recent phishing campaigns have combined a clever use of fake voicemail, phony Microsoft email, and off-the-shelf phishing kits to target high-value victims.

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