HorseDeal Riding on The Curveball!

Credit to Author: Jayesh kulkarni| Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2020 06:17:49 +0000

It’s surprising to see how quickly attackers make use of new vulnerabilities in malware campaigns. Microsoft recently patched a very interesting vulnerability in their monthly Patch Tuesday update for January 2020. It’s a spoofing vulnerability in Windows CryptoAPI (Crypt32.dll) validation mechanism for Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) certificates. An attacker could…

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La Comisión Europea, tras la COP25, acuerda un impuesto a los “antivirus”

Credit to Author: Sophos Iberia| Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2019 08:03:06 +0000

29/12/2019 Actualización: Esta entrada fue la inocentada de Sophos Iberia de 2019 Uno de los puntos más comentados de los acuerdos de la COP25 ha sido sobre el mercado de derechos de emisión de CO2. Entre estas emisiones de CO2, una que muy posiblemente pase desapercibida para la  mayoría de la gente es aquella generada [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/Chiqj5Wg9dg” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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The Everyday Cyber Threat Landscape: Trends from 2019 to 2020

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2020 13:15:04 +0000

The past 12 months have been another bumper year for cybercrime affecting everyday users of digital technology. Trend Micro blocked more than 26.8 billion of these threats in the first half of 2019 alone. The bad news is that there are many more out there waiting to steal your personal data for identity fraud, access…

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Throwback Thursday: See if you can wriggle out of this one

Credit to Author: Sharky| Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 06:00:00 -0800

It’s several years ago during a major virus outbreak — if you know your history of computer viruses, you can narrow it down — and a user at a remote site calls this pilot fish to complain that her computer won’t let her get any work done.

“I asked her if she had called the local technician — who worked for me — and she replied that she had called him numerous times but he had not picked up his phone,” says fish. “I told her I would take care of it.”

Fish calls his tech, who says he has spoken to the user each time she called and explained to her that he’ll help her as soon as he can, but he’s finishing work in another area.

That satisfies fish, who goes back to his own work. And soon he gets a message from his tech, sent from the irate user’s email account, reporting that the tech checked the user’s PC, found a virus and removed it, and updated the PC’s virus definitions. Case closed.

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This Children’s Day, pledge the online security of your kids!

Credit to Author: Sushmita Kalashikar| Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 07:15:18 +0000

It’s Children’s Day and there couldn’t be a better day to pledge the security of our young minds, not just in the physical world but also virtual world. While technology has improved our lives in ways beyond our control and provided our kids with an ocean of knowledge, we cannot…

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Think loud! Can the regular delivery boy at your office launch a malware?

Credit to Author: Sushmita Kalashikar| Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:46:00 +0000

Most companies employ strict security practices when it comes to the security of their office and infrastructure. There are security guards to monitor the entry and exit, surveillance cameras in place for 360° view and system administrators to keep a check on the security of systems and networks. While most…

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The infamous Spyware – Pegasus, The NSO Group and The WhatsApp snooping saga

Credit to Author: Prachi Sudame| Date: Sat, 02 Nov 2019 07:41:18 +0000

The Indian media is abuzz these days with several news and allegations around snooping on several Indian citizens through a spyware named Pegasus, allegedly delivered through WhatsApp. It’s reported widely that Facebook Inc., the parent company of popular messaging app -WhatsApp, reached out to few users from India (and other…

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What’s new in macOS Catalina ‘Security and Privacy’?

Credit to Author: Amrapali Nimgire| Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 09:17:53 +0000

Apple released macOS 10.15 (Catalina) on 7th Oct 2019 and now it is publicly available for download. With multiple features presented at the WWDC 2019, here’s an overview of the new security and privacy features introduced in Catalina. Enhanced Gatekeeper Gatekeeper, is an important outer layer of security, designed to…

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