World’s most popular email server hit by security bug

World’s most popular email server hit by security bug

The world’s most popular mail transfer agent (MTA) has detected a critical bug which would allow hackers to run malicious code with root privileges. The bug was since patched, but until all webmasters upgrade their systems, a realistic threat of a huge data breach exists. Exim is one of the most widespread mail transfer agent software out […]

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Ransomware sees major resurgence

Ransomware sees major resurgence

Ransomware is trendy again, according to a new repot from McAfee which says that new ransomware samples increased by 118 per cent in the first quarter of 2019. It also states that it had observed “shifts” in initial access vectors, campaign management and “technical innovations in the code”. Looking at the targets, McAfee says ransomware attacks increasingly targeted exposed […]

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Industrial cyberattacks often due to employee error

Industrial cyberattacks often due to employee error

Employees still pose the greatest cybersecurity risk for industrial processes, as they are the ones to most often err and make a mess. This is according to a new report by Kaspersky which claims that more than half (52 per cent) of all incidents around operational technology, or industrial control systems were in fact human errors. The […]

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$100m in ransomware demands blocked by No More Ransom

$100m in ransomware demands blocked by No More Ransom

No More Ransom, a project which generates decryption keys for as many ransomware variants as possible, saved its victims more than $100 million in paid ransom, Europol is claiming. The international law enforcement agency, which backed the project, says that the decryption tool for the notorious GandCrab ransomware alone prevented people from paying almost $50 million in ransom. […]

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Millions of PCs Found Running Outdated Versions of Popular Software

Millions of PCs Found Running Outdated Versions of Popular Software

It is 2019, and millions of computers still either have at least one outdated application installed or run outdated operating systems, making themselves vulnerable to online threats and known security vulnerabilities/exploits. Security vendor Avast has released its PC Trends Report 2019 revealing that millions of users are making themselves vulnerable to cyber attacks by keeping […]

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The Anatomy of a Phishing Email: 5 Things to Look For Before You Click

The Anatomy of a Phishing Email: 5 Things to Look For Before You Click

Phishing attacks are now considered the main source of data breaches. 91% of cyber attacks start with a phishing email * Ten years ago, if you asked someone what ‘phishing’ was, they probably would have no idea. Since then, times have changed considerably; phishing attacks are now responsible for a significant numberof major data breaches. Phishing may […]

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4 ways to avoid the next Petya or WannaCry attack

4 ways to avoid the next Petya or WannaCry attack

Businesses and individuals have been hit by waves of ransomware in the last few months. The WannaCry attack alone affected more than 230,000 computers in over 150 countries. Ransomware is malware that locks down an infected computer. A ransom note appears on screen demanding a certain amount of money in exchange for releasing the computer from the attack. According […]

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If you use Wi-Fi on your iOS device, get this security update

If you use Wi-Fi on your iOS device, get this security update

Apple released a security patch on Wednesday that you should really consider updating to if you enjoy using Wi-Fi on your iOS devices. So, you know, just about everybody should update. The iOS 10.3.3 update addresses vulnerabilities with your Contacts, Messages, Notifications, Safari and other issues. One of the more potentially damaging exploits was hidden in the […]

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