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Check Google Chrome! 500+ Extensions Spreading Dangerous Malware

It’s no exaggeration to say Google has a malware problem. And we’re not talking about the malware users run into when exploring the web. We’re talking about overlooked malware that


Cybersecurity Risk with Smart Bulbs and Other Home Devices

It was recently discovered that a firmware flaw in Philips Hue smart bulbs allows hackers to potentially spread malware throughout a network. Is this flaw with IoT devices part of

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Local governments carry insurance policies for cyber attacks

This week the computers at Tidelands Health are slowly coming back online, according to officials, following last weeks malware attack on the health system. Click here to view original webpage

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When cyberwar struck its first civilian target

Andy Greenberg’s book Sandworm is trenchant on the mounting capacity of malware to wreak havoc. Brian Nussbaum reviews.Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers Andy


New Platform Aims To Help Protect Power Grid From Cyber Threats

Organizations of all sizes and across all industries are under siege from cyber threats around the clock. Cybersecurity is a concern for every business, however, not all targets have equal

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Google Confirms Play Store Security Threat: Here’s The Fix—But Does It Make You Safer?

Google’s Play Store is not the safe environment it should be. Anyone with even a passing interest in mobile device security will have seen countless stories disclosing the scale of


Government confirms malware attack in state-run NPCIL’s system

Detection of malware in NPCIL’s system, responsible for running India’s nuclear reactors, comes against the backdrop of power sector facing cyberattacks. Investigation also confirms that the plant systems are not


Cybercriminals leverage malicious Office docs, Mac malware, web app exploits

There’s been a 62% increase in overall malware detections in Q1 2019 compared to the previous quarter. A new Watchguard report also found that cybercriminals are leveraging a wide array


Growing Reliance on Open Source Libraries Leaves Many Companies Vulnerable

Organizations are becoming increasingly dependent on open source libraries (OSLs) to develop code for software and websites. However, Jing Xie, senior threat intelligence researcher for Venafi, warns that the growing


What is malware? How to prevent, detect and recover from it

Malware, short for malicious software, is a blanket term for viruses, worms, trojans and other harmful computer programs hackers use to wreak destruction and gain access to sensitive information. As Microsoft puts it,