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Security sucks: measures often disabled to increase productivity 
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Security sucks: measures often disabled to increase productivity

Research shows most pros would disable security to allow employees more freedom to get their work done.
A brief history of GnuPG: vital to online security but free and underfunded 
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A brief history of GnuPG: vital to online security but free and underfunded

GnuPGP still has many important uses today.
Two million Dow Jones customer details exposed via cloud 
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Two million Dow Jones customer details exposed via cloud

Personal details and some credit card info were vulnerable to hackers.
Store and synchronise your passwords with the free KeePassXC 
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Store and synchronise your passwords with the free KeePassXC

Accessing your data is becoming tougher with two-way authentication, multiple password entry options and having to answer ‘secret’ questions where you can’t always remember the answer.
SpyDealer Android malware steals data from Facebook, Skype, other apps 
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SpyDealer Android malware steals data from Facebook, Skype, other apps

Highly sophisticated SpyDealer malware attacks Android operating systems and can exfiltrate data from a range of popular apps.
Genio is the cheapest way to get military-grade phone encryption 
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Genio is the cheapest way to get military-grade phone encryption

Maximum security for you and yours.
Our concept of the network must change in the aftermath of WannaCry 
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Our concept of the network must change in the aftermath of WannaCry

Jay Chaudhry discusses why in the aftermath of WannaCry, our concept of the network has to change.
Linux systemd flaw could leave systems open to a buffer overflow attack 
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Linux systemd flaw could leave systems open to a buffer overflow attack

Hackers could remotely execute code via malicious DNS query using Linux distributions that shipped with systemd versions 223 to 233, causing buffer overflow.
Australian speed cameras infected with WannaCry ransomware 
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Australian speed cameras infected with WannaCry ransomware

In the latest episode in the WannaCry saga, the infamous piece of ransomware has locked up dozens of speed cameras in regional of Victoria.
Malware piggybacks on IoT devices from Vietnam and Taiwan - Kaspersky 
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Malware piggybacks on IoT devices from Vietnam and Taiwan - Kaspersky

In Vietnam and Taiwan, malware is being mass produced alongside cheap web cameras, DVRs and other IoT devices, according to a report from Kaspersky Lab.
Mirai botnet army could have been larger and more destructive 
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Mirai botnet army could have been larger and more destructive

The massive Mirai distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that took down Dyn DNS last fall knocking out dozens of high-profile websites could have been much worse if the malicious actors had done a bit more research.
How to: What to do right away if you get hit by ransomware 
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How to: What to do right away if you get hit by ransomware

When Wannacry hit a few weeks ago, it showed us just how bad the threat of ransomware is.
Vault 7: WikiLeaks dumps reveal CIA's use of home router exploits 
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Vault 7: WikiLeaks dumps reveal CIA's use of home router exploits

The latest WikiLeaks dump shows off the CIA's exploitation of vulnerabilities in internet routers.
More than 800 Google Play Android apps spotted with Xavier Trojan SDK 
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More than 800 Google Play Android apps spotted with Xavier Trojan SDK

Trend Micro researchers spotted more than 800 Android applications available on the Google Play Store embedded with the software development kit (SDK) of the information-stealing ad library dubbed "Xavier."
The ESET advantage 
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The ESET advantage

Sponsored: Stay safe online with confidence.
WannaCry: A month later 
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WannaCry: A month later

With one month of hindsight, and a lot of research, under the industry's belt, analysts are still in the process of building a complete picture of the WannaCry ransomware attack that took the world by storm, but some points are firmed up.
Is the wildly popular WordPress a conduit to compromise? 
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Is the wildly popular WordPress a conduit to compromise?

Is the world's most popular content management system riddled with holes, exploits and vulnerabilities? and what can be done to change that?
Flaw in Microsoft Master File Table could allow hackers to BSOD Windows 
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Flaw in Microsoft Master File Table could allow hackers to BSOD Windows

Flaw in NTFS file system can be activated by a malformed URL, causing a system crash in Windows Vista, 7 and 8.1 but not Windows 10.
DDoS attacks shorter and more frequent: 80% now take less than an hour 
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DDoS attacks shorter and more frequent: 80% now take less than an hour

During Q1 2017, a reduction in average DDoS attack duration was witnessed, thanks to the prevalence of botnet-for-hire services that commonly used short, low-volume bursts.
Forgotten Conficker worm resurfaces to infect systems with WannaCry 
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Forgotten Conficker worm resurfaces to infect systems with WannaCry

Conficker malware dating back to 2008 was leveraged by ransomware masterminds to help infect machines with WannaCry.
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