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Beware Joomla, et al: An analysis shows that web applications are the soft underbelly of organizations—the chink in the armor that hackers can use to successfully compromise their operations. That’s the word from Alert Logic, which conducted an analysis of more than 2 million security incidents that were captured and escalated in its systems during […]

George is in his office responding to his morning emails when he notices an unusual message. The subject is concise: “Security Alert”. Obviously, he wants to know what’s going on. He opens it, reads the first paragraph to see what the problem is, then clicks the link ostensibly taking him to the company page where […]

Indian police have arrested four people on suspicion of leaking an episode of Game of Thrones before it was aired on the sub-continent, in another sign of the security challenges facing major content companies.The incident, unrelated to the more recent hack of GoT broadcaster HBO, involves the fourth episode of season seven of the wildly […]

Mamba was among the first samples of ransomware that encrypted hard drives rather than files that was detected in public attacks, primarily against organizations in Brazil and in a high-profile incursion against the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency last November. Researchers at Kaspersky Lab said today in a report that a new run of Mamba […]

The popular web browser released a major update on August 8, version 55, which — in addition to some nifty new features, like Virtual Reality support — includes a number of security fixes. Firefox 55 remediates three critical and 11 high-impact vulnerabilities, as well as seven moderate and six low-impact vulns. Of the critical and […]

Long before ransomware and large-scale hacks became everyday problems, viruses were crawling into our desktops and infecting our screens. Somewhere in the world, there’s a cynical coder with an ax to grind or bills to pay, and he can’t wait to ruin your day. These days, smartphones and tablets are just as vulnerable as regular […]

Android phone owners have been warned that a strain of malware known as FalseGuide has been downloaded onto close to two million handsets. The malicious software had been hidden inside a number of apps on the Google Play store between 2016 and early 2017. The apps appeared to be guides to other Android games, and […]

Top 4 | Most popular cyber crimes
August 12, 2017

Top 4 | Most popular cyber crimes 1. Phishing The aim is to trick people into handing over their card details or access to protected systems. Emails are sent out that contain either links or attachments that either take you to a website that looks like your bank’s, or installs malware on your system. A […]

Microsoft patched more than two dozen remote code execution vulnerabilities today, many of them rated critical. One was a RCE bug that allowed an attacker to take complete control of a server or workstation via Windows Search. The fixes were part of Microsoft’s August Patch Tuesday update that included 48 patches in all, 25 of […]

Look at the apps installed on your smartphone and you’ll see that many of them offer location sharing functions. Location sharing is incredibly useful – when used correctly.   “Check-ins” and strangers Apps like Foursquare and Swarm encourage users to “check-in” when visiting restaurants, bars and other places of interest. When using these apps, you […]

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