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Get Serious about IoT Security

 These four best practices will help safeguard your organization in the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is riddled with security challenges. Cybercriminals know this too, and have often


10 Ways to Prevent Your Mobile Devices From Becoming Bots

The WireX Android botnet last month snagged tens of thousands of mobile users, in order to wage DDoS attacks against organizations in multiple industries.While it’s clearly taxing to be on


Massive spambot captures 711 million email addresses – Security – iTnews

A massive trove of email addresses used by spammers has been published online. It came to light after a French security researcher known as Benkow pointed the Australian operator of leaked credentials


Are global cyberattacks the new normal? 4 steps to protect yourself – Computer Business Review

The global scale and scope of these recent attacks have people understandably concerned. But before the panic sets in, here are four tips to protect your organisation. Since the beginning


Locky makes a strong comeback, propelled by botnet-fuel spam campaign

Reports have been pouring in this month about the sudden return of Locky ransomware, which had been largely dormant in 2017. In short order, researchers have discovered two new major versions of


Why organisations must secure the network – Information Age

The rise of the IoT and other technologies such as remote working are presenting new ways for hackers to attack business networks.By 2020, the number of Internet-connected ‘things’ is expected


Where does the cyber security buck stop? – Help Net Security

Late last year, Bruce Schneier testified before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce committee asking them to consider imposing security regulations on the Internet of Things (IoT). Schneier argued that


#Infosec17: Botnets & Their DDoS Attacks Are Our Collective Problem – Infosecurity Magazine

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are all too commonly thought of as “someone else’s” problem, but botnets are all too easily formed. Speaking to Infosecurity, ESET security specialist Mark James said


From botnet to malware: a guide to decoding cybersecurity buzzwords

Words like worm, trojan horse and zombie may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but they’re part of the reality of life online. Now that we communicate, work and


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. Click here to view original