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State Election Databases Are Vulnerable to Breaches

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NEWS ANALYSIS: Two recent incidents show that despite budget shortfalls, states must find a way to make elections as secure as possible.

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Collaboration Is Key to Information Security

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The challenges facing security professionals certainly aren’t getting any easier – nor are they likely to do so anytime soon. Not only are the skills and knowledge that we need to operate evolving at an ever-relentless pace but also rapidly diversifying far beyond the familiar technical and governance areas we have been used to. When it […]&#...

The Root Causes of a Poor Security Culture within the Workplace

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Demonstrating to employees that security is there to make their life easier, not harder, is the first step in developing a sound security culture. But before we discuss the actual steps to improve it, let’s first understand the root causes of a poor security culture. Security professionals must understand that bad habits and behaviours tend […...

Microsoft Sees Security as Top IoT Hurdle

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The internet of things may be full of promise, but the potential hazards are keeping many businesses from making the leap to IoT.

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OPM Behind the Power Curve in Standing up the National Background Investigations Bureau

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Back in January of this year OPM announced that it was standing up of a new agency, the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB), which would take over conducting background investigations from OPM's Federal Investigative Services by October 2016 as a part of security clearance processing reforms. On August 23, 2016 Senators Jon Tester and ...

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How Symantec, With Its Blue Coat Purchase, Is Tackling Security

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VIDEO: Mike Fey, president and COO of Symantec, discusses how the security giant will differentiate against competitors and help secure users.

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10 Training Tips for Developers as They Go for the Gold in Security

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As companies compete in their daily "Business Olympics," security is a critical element for success. See some ways developers can take home the gold.

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What is Serve Humanity Serve God ? Who are We ?

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What is Serve Humanity Serve God ? Who are We ? Serve Humanity Serve God is a team of volunteers provides help to those poor and needy patients who cannot afford to pay for their medical treatment. “We ‘adopt’ these people and help them with everything they need — be it a Dialysis, an MRI, a CT Scan, Provide free medicines, an operation, or anythi...

1.7M Opera Sync Users Asked to Reset ALL Passwords Following Breach

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The Opera browser warned 1.7 million users of its sync system to reset their synced third-party passwords following a breach. On 26 August, developer Mark "Tarquin" Wilton-Jones announced the incident on Opera's website: "Earlier this week, we detected signs of an attack where access was gained to the Opera sync system. This attack was quickly [...

Managed SWF Injection Cybercrime-friendly Service Fuels Growth Within the Malvertising Market Segment

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Cybercriminals, continue, launching, new, cybercrime-friendly, services, aiming, to, diversify, their, portfolio, of, fraudulent, services, while, earning, tens, of, thousands of fraudulent revenue in the process. Thanks, to, a vibrant, cybercrime ecosystem, and, the, overall, availability, of, DIY (do-it-yourself) type of, malicious, software, gen...

Advanced Malware Detection and Response Begins at the Endpoint

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It's no secret the security community is witnessing a boom in sophisticated techniques and attack campaigns. Some of the most advanced threats circulating in the wild today leverage polymorphic malware that changes its form based upon the environment in which it activates. As a result, signature-based detection solutions have a difficult time detec...

The ‘I’m Too Small to be a Target’ Fallacy

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When retailer Target was hacked in 2013, the damage was so extensive that direct costs exceeded $250 million. To its credit, Target’s external-facing cybersecurity wasn’t too bad; the attack came through a mom-and-pop HVAC vendor with unnecessary access to the retailer’s network. Smaller enterprises like the HVAC company are often under the illusio...

Managed Hacked PCs as a Service Type of Cybercrime-friendly service Spotted in the Wild

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With the cybercrime ecosystem, persistently, supplying, new, malware, releases, cybercriminals continue occupying multiple market segments, within, the, cybercrime, ecosystem, generating, tens, of, thousands, of fraudulent revenue, in, the, process, potentially, empowering, new market entrants, with, the, necessary, tools, and, know-how, to, contin...

New Cybercrime-Friendly Service Offers Fake Documents and Bills on Demand

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The market segment, for, fake, documents, and, bills, continues, flourishing, thanks, to, a, vibrant, cybercrime, ecosystem, offering, access, to, a, variety, of commoditized, underground, market, items, further generating fraudulent revenue for the cybercriminals behind it. Thanks to the overall availability of DIY (do-it-yourself) type of malware...

Securing The Future Of Your Small Business- Tips And Tricks

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When it comes to small businesses, there are so many things that you need to consider, sometimes even more than you do for big businesses. For one thing, if a big business like Home Depot can get hacked... Read More

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Should Leaked Exploits Be Revealed by the NSA?

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Once attack tools are leaked, many attackers quickly adopt them. Will the leaked NSA exploits be used in an attack, and what is being done?

IDVector Offers Alternative Approach to VPNs

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IDVector, a security startup, builds ephemeral connections though cloud providers to help provide security and some anonymity for users.

PoS Malware Hits Millennium, Noble House Hotel Chains

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Two major hotel chains are warning customers that their payment card details may have been compromised after discovering point-of-sale (PoS) malware infections on their systems. Millennium Hotels & Resorts (MHR) and Noble House Hotels and Resorts (NHHR) both announced the security incidents on Thursday following an alert from the U.S. Secret Se...

Listing Criminal Charges with Adjudication Withheld on Your SF-86

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A common mistake security clearance applicants make is in thinking that criminal charges filed against them resulting in the judge withholding adjudication do not have to be reported. This is not true, regardless of what advice a recruiter, friend, or solicitor may tell you. What does adjudication withheld actually mean? Basically, it is a special ...

Patch Now! Apple Closes Up Three iOS Vulns Exploited by Spyware Kit

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Listen up, iOS users! Apple has fixed three vulnerabilities in its mobile operating system that were sold with and exploited by a spyware kit. On 25 August, Apple released iOS 9.3.5. The upgrade plugs three security holes, which affect all Apple mobile devices including and newer than iPhone 4s, iPad 2, and iPod touch (5th […]… Rea...

Are Lost Devices or Hacking Top Financial Threat?

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One survey found that lost devices are the most common reason for a breach to a financial firm, while another found hacking to be the leading threat.

Startup Website Security And WordPress Vulnerability

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You, a creative entrepreneur with a great idea, finally launch a business. As a startup, having your own website is essential in conducting business. Startups must always take extra precaution when it comes to their web security. Because startups are the perfect targets for hackers, your website should be protected as soon as it is […]…...

70 Percent of Orgs Unprepared for Security Risks Associated with IoT, Reveals Survey

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to revolutionize how the world works. As more and more "smart" devices begin to communicate with one another, we can expect to see IoT devices lower business costs and shape consumer activity. These changes will continue to accelerate; by 2020, the IoT is expected to expand beyond 50 […]… Read...

Apple Patches iOS Zero-Day Flaws Exploited to Attack Activist

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Apple patches three zero-day vulnerabilities that the NSO Group exploited in an attempt to attack human rights advocate Ahmed Mansoor.

Secure the Internet: Core Infrastructure Initiative's Aim

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VIDEO: Nicko van Someren, CTO of the Linux Foundation, discusses how the CII is moving forward to make open-source software more secure.

Sony Introduces Two-Factor Authentication to PlayStation Network

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PlayStation and PSP owners can now add an extra layer of security to their accounts by enabling two-factor authentication (2FA), announced the electronics and gaming company on Wednesday. Users who choose to activate the additional security feature will sign in to their accounts using their passwords, as well as a verification code that is sent to ...

"Microsoft has detected some suspicious activity" +1-844-313-8541

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“Microsoft has detected some suspicious activity” +1-844-313-8541 is a fictitious system alert created by cyber criminals who seek to extort money from inexperienced users. The message tries to convince you that something is wrong with the system. It also urges users to contact the so-called Microsoft certified technician. No doubt that the person ...

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Opencode@india.com Ransomware

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Opencode@india.com Ransomware not only encrypts images, media files, archives, documents, and other sensitive files but also corrupts the files of downloaded applications. Due to this, you might be unable to use your browsers, media players, and other apps. The purpose of this threat is to make you pay a ransom, which might be extremely big.

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$378,000 Malware Attack Leads Thai Bank to Shut Down Half of Its ATMs

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The Government Savings Bank (GSB) of Thailand shut down nearly half of its ATMs following a malware attack that cost it 12 million baht, or about $378,000. On 23 August, GSB shut down approximately 47 percent of its ATM network when it disabled service to approximately 3,300 of its 7,000 machines. The affected machines are […]… Rea...

Meldonii@india.com Ransomware

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Meldonii@india.com Ransomware is a threat that encrypts files and replaces the image of the Desktop to inform its victim that the files can be decrypted by contacting meldonii@india.com and sub_zero12@aol.com email addresses. The first version of this ransomware was offering only one address, but the latest variant introduces users to an additional...

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Grand_car@aol.com Ransomware

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In this article, we will discuss the peculiarities of a ransomware-type malware called Grand_car@aol.com Ransomware which has been released just recently. This program can infect your computer, provided that it does not have an installed anti-malware program. In this case, you should remove this infection instead of complying with the demands of it...

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Ransomware Takes Off in 2016 First Half: Trend Micro Study

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The number of ransomware variants has surged so far this year, Trend Micro's latest security report finds, but little data exists on how many victims have been hit.

The DEF CON 24 Experience

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This year, I was fortunate enough to attend the DEF CON 24 security conference, one of The State of Security's top 11 infosec conferences, which took place August 4-7, 2016, at Paris and Bally's in Las Vegas. Here's a summary of my experience. Cyber Grand Challenge An interesting addition to the unofficial first day of […]… Read Mo...

How We Can Identify Promising Candidates for Open IT Security Positions

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No one today is immune to the cybersecurity talent shortage. Whether you’re a company or individual, you feel the pain of a shortage of good IT security staff members. Companies feel the pain of trying to maintain an adequate staff, who need to be educated enough to maintain the company's environment and to avoid the […]… Read More...

Want Application Security? Run Your Apps in Docker

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Although new technologies often raise security concerns, two reports say it's safer to run applications inside containers than outside of them.

Heed These Cyber-Security Lessons From the Rio Olympics

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Here's why the 2016 Summer Olympics drew its share of cyber-security attacks and what lessons we can learn from Rio to help us stay protected.

Alma Locker Ransomware

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If you think that cyber criminals are always extremely good at what they do, you should seriously reconsider that because Alma Locker Ransomware is a clear indication of the opposite. This ransomware program enters your computer surreptitiously and then locks your files. It requires you to pay ransom in order to restore your files, but

411 on Spyware 5 days ago

Debunking 10 Myths About Encryption

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Misconceptions about encryption persist, including that you need to understand hash tags and algorithms to be able to deploy a solution.

Mountainbrowse.com

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If a browser hijacker promoting Mountainbrowse.com ever sneaks onto your computer, you will immediately notice the changes applied to your browsers. To be more specific, your homepage will be changed to Mountainbrowse.com. Mountainbrowse.com does not differ much from other search engines the way it looks, so some users decide not to do anything. Th...

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DetoxCrypto Ransomware

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It is rather disturbing, but it is possible to get infected with DetoxCrypto Ransomware when you try to download Pokemon GO. This ransomware program has at least two versions, and one of them is known to pose as an installer file for Pokemon GO. Of course, you should know by now that the game is

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Czech Ransomware

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Czech Ransomware can lock down your screen and provide you with information suggesting that your precious personal files were encrypted. Are your files encrypted by this infection? Well, it all depends on the version of this threat. Our researchers do not reject the possibility that future versions of this threat will be used for the

411 on Spyware 5 days ago

UK Continues to be Hit by DDoS Attacks

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DDoS attacks are on the increase, with the United Kingdom the second most targeted nation.

Warning: This Post Contains Graphic NVIDIA Content

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Back in March, I headed down to Alpharetta, GA to spend time with the American half of our Vulnerability and Exposure Research Team (VERT). While the Sunday travel was a nightmare (issues with customs, car rental and hotel), the week proved to be incredibly valuable. Just prior to my trip, a customer had complained that […]… Read M...

Blizzard Entertainment Recovers Following Another DDoS Attack

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Blizzard Entertainment’s network providers were reportedly hit by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, causing latency, connection and login issues for some gamers. The video game company confirmed the incident early Tuesday via its official customer support accounts on Twitter, stating it was actively monitoring the attack: We are curren...

Woman Gets Jail Time for Conspiring to Export U.S. Military Tech to China

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It's no secret the United States and the People's Republic of China don't have the best relationship when it comes to hacking. Over the years, the latter has denied its involvement in numerous hacking attacks against U.S. targets, including the Office of Personnel Management, that security firms have attributed to the Chinese government. Unfortunat...

Fake Norton Security Scan Tech Support Scam

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We would like to introduce you to a recently released malicious application that has come to be known as Fake Norton Security Scan Tech Support Scam. Obviously, this program is malicious and needs to be removed, and we will show you how to do it at the end of this article. We have prepared a

411 on Spyware 6 days ago

Searchinvietnam.com

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If you are careless, you might allow the installation of Searchinvietnam.com without even comprehending it. This search tool was created by Imali Media, and it is most likely to be introduced to you along with an add-on that might offer you interesting services. Whether it comes alone or bundled with other programs, we recommend removing

411 on Spyware 6 days ago

HDWallpaper

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HDWallpaper is a wallpaper manager that can be downloaded from hd-wpaper.com. The size of the application is 2.21 MB, and it is compatible with all the newer versions of Windows OS, including XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10. Some users download this application willingly from its official website because they expect that the application is

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Epic Games’ Forums Hacked…for the Second Time in a Year

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American video game development company Epic Games has announced someone hacked its forums, making it twice in one year. On 22 August, the Cary-based organization disclosed the breach on its website: "We believe a recent Unreal Engine and Unreal Tournament forum compromise revealed email addresses and other data entered into the forums, but no pass...

Asearch.online

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Do not be fooled by the looks of Asearch.online. Though it looks like a regular search provider, it is definitely not a trustworthy search tool. In fact, it will not help you browse the web at all. If you try using it as a regular search provider, you will soon realize that it cannot find

411 on Spyware 6 days ago
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