Tackling the shortage in skilled IT staff: whole team security

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:40:23 +0000

Is whole-team-security, or empowering tech-savvy volunteers to help, a good solution to the shortage of skilled IT staff? It could be, if you keep certain ground rules in mind.

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Should you delete yourself from social media?

Credit to Author: Jean Taggart| Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:30:00 +0000

All the recent news—from Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica snafu to various abuses of Twitter vulnerabilities—has you wondering: Should I delete myself from social media? We provide advice and links on how to tighten security if you want to cool down, or, if you’re ready to go nuclear, delete yourself permanently.

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Hacker destroys VFEmail service, wipes backups

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 16:56:00 +0000

A hacker managed to compromise, and entirely destroy, a popular email service and all of its backups. What happened?

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Businesses: It’s time to implement an anti-phishing plan

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 16:54:28 +0000

If your organization doesn’t have an anti-phishing plan in place, it’s time to start thinking about one. Here’s what to tell your employees and customers about phishing attacks.

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Exploit kits: winter 2019 review

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:00:00 +0000

We review the top exploit kits in this winter 2019 snapshot.

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Sextortion Bitcoin scam makes unwelcome return

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 18:38:53 +0000

A well-worn sextortion scam is back in user’s inboxes. We explain what to look for and why recipients shouldn’t panic.

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A week in security (February 4 – 8)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 17:05:33 +0000

A roundup of security news from February 4 – 8, including Facebook’s secure messaging integration, Google’s changes to URLs, a scam involving the Kindle store and John Wick, and more.

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Compromising vital infrastructure: communication

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2019 19:09:33 +0000

In the series about vital infrastructure we look at communication. How vital is it? How is malware a threat and even how does malware show us the way to secure communication?

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Merging Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram: a technical, reputational hurdle

Credit to Author: davidruiz| Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2019 16:53:35 +0000

Facebook’s plan to integrate secure messaging across Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram will demand technical know-how and a fierce commitment to user privacy.

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New critical vulnerability discovered in open-source office suites

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2019 17:16:50 +0000

A security researcher recently published a proof of concept exploit for open-source office software LibreOffice and OpenOffice. Will this new vulnerability be used in the wild?

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Google Chrome announces plans to improve URL display, website identity

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2019 18:16:47 +0000

The search giant isn’t “killing” (a.k.a. getting rid of) the URL, unlike some sensationalist and eye-rolling headlines have put it. They are slowly giving it a facelift.

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