Ransomware revisited – is it really the worst sort of malware? [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Paul Ducklin| Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:21:04 +0000

Is ransomware really the worst sort of cyberattack you can experience? Or is it more of a “worst among equals,” given all the other sorts of malware out there too?<img alt=”” border=”0″ src=”https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=news.sophos.com&#038;blog=834173&#038;post=40271&#038;subd=sophos&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1″ width=”1″ height=”1″ /><img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/EYsGO5DwAkE” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Quick Heal Total Security receives BEST+++ certification from AVLab

Credit to Author: Rajib Singha| Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:53:29 +0000

AVLab is an independent organization that conducts tests on security software for corporate networks and individual user devices. These tests are conducted by using malicious software, tools, and bypassing security techniques that are used in real cyberattacks. In April 2017, AVLab conducted a ‘Protection test against drive-by download attacks’. What…

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TippingPoint Threat Intelligence and Zero-Day Coverage – Week of June 19, 2017

Credit to Author: Elisa Lippincott (TippingPoint Global Product Marketing)| Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:44:46 +0000

Yesterday I celebrated my 29th birthday (again) and it was great to celebrate with friends, family, and coworkers. They say age is just a number, and I truly believe that. Unfortunately, we live in a world where laws require us to count numbers so that it can be determined if we can vote, drink, rent…

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8 reasons why you should strengthen your iOS passcode today

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:57:00 -0700

Every enterprise IT manager knows the ghastly truth: the biggest security weaknesses in any system are the humans using it. So, if you are one of the nearly one-in-ten iOS users (or even the one-in-three Android users) who don’t use a passcode, if you happen to be one of the many who use the same passcode for everything, or even one of the 15 percent of users who still insist on using any of these ten passcodes, then this article is for you. It’s time to toughen up. Here’s why:

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Botnets – the malware that makes you part of the problem [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Paul Ducklin| Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:30:12 +0000

Learn from Fraser Howard, one of the world’s leading anti-malware researchers, how to dezombify your world.<img alt=”” border=”0″ src=”https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=news.sophos.com&#038;blog=834173&#038;post=40249&#038;subd=sophos&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1″ width=”1″ height=”1″ /><img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/eDoXCrv4BPE” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Solution Corner: Malwarebytes Incident Response

Credit to Author: Dana Torgersen| Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:40:41 +0000

Unless you’ve been stuck at a fiery music festival, I don’t need to tell you the threat landscape is constantly evolving and that threats have become increasingly sophisticated at evading detection. Recent Malwarebytes Labs reports, including the 2017 State of Malware shine a light on just how fast these threats continue to spread around the…

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How IT should prep for Apple's public OS betas

Credit to Author: Ryan Faas| Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:22:00 -0700

As has become Apple’s standard practice in recent years, the company will soon roll out public betas of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra. Both are expected to arrive by the end of June.

Public betas can be useful for Apple and other tech companies. They accelerate feedback and can ensure that bugs — including ones that internal testing might not spot — get fixed before the final version of an operating system ships. And because public betas are exciting for early adopters who want to play with new features of an upcoming upgrade before everyone else, they tend to generate useful buzz.

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The Inside Scoop on the World’s Leading Bug Bounty Program

Credit to Author: Dustin Childs (Zero Day Initiative Communications)| Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:00:22 +0000

Within the security researcher community, the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) program is a well-known entity, representing the world’s largest vendor agnostic bug bounty program. Customers of the TippingPoint Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) and Threat Protection Systems (TPS) know the ZDI as the group that buys 0-days so they have protections before the affected vendor releases…

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