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Kaspersky Lab warns – financial phishing attacks to rise again during the Holiday Season

Black Friday Threat Overview 2016

A peak season for sales is obviously also a peak hunting season for criminals. Holidays also influence the type of financial targets that criminals are after. And as retailers prepare their stores, websites, and apps for the massive rise in the number of visitors that will be ushered in by the holiday season, cyber criminals, are preparing, too. The number …

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The era of inexpensive industrial-grade data erasure has finally come

Killdisk Industrial Software

When the scope of data erasure demands grows exponentially, and when speed and quality become absolutely essential, considering the ‘hardware’ path to cope with it just cannot be wrong. With years hardware erasure is becoming more and more accessible, meaning that you don’t have to prepare for the worst, gigantic expenses – the price for such equipment is going through …

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5 Bad Habits That Could Endanger Your Internet Security

Endanger Your Internet Security

Internet users often fail to recognize their bad habits or the negative impact that those habits have on their lives in regards to time, money, relationships, health and safety. It can be easy to assume that bad things won’t happen to you, but having your personal data hijacked or losing your information is possible for anyone who doesn’t take internet …

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Kaspersky Lab’s Intelligence Report: Threats directed at telecoms companies

Threats directed at telecoms companies

Threats directed at telecoms companies Threats targeting telecommunication companies directly. These include DDoS attacks, targeted attacks (APT campaigns), network device vulnerabilities and human-related threats like insider access, social engineering and the risk of allowing third parties to access information. 1. DDoS DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks remain a serious threat to telecoms providers around the world as attackers discover …

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Six Simple Ways to Improve Security Awareness at Your Business

Ways to Improve Security Awareness at Your Business

Security is an increasingly important part of managing corporate computer systems. As companies grow, their dependency on centralized servers for inventory tracking, financial records, and efficient communications increases. Unfortunately, not every employee is a security expert, and the best laid plans of a company’s security team can be undermined by inattention to or ignorance of security threats. Here are six …

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[News] More than 95% of active Android Devices vulnerable to the software based on ClickJacking

More than 95% of active Android Devices vulnerable

Security researchers at Skycure are upping the ante on a vulnerability that it says now leaves 95.4 percent of Android devices vulnerable to an attack that hands over control of a phone or tablet to an attacker. Clickjacking attacks where users are tricked into enabling Android accessibility features are possible on a majority of devices, enterprise mobile security firm Skycure …

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Security Alerts: Android devices again under threat & a new Trojan Encoder CyptMix

Android devices again under threat

“Charitable Trojan” – blackmailer CyptMix demands money for child assistance The blackmailers use a new method of psychological pressure to force victims to pay the ransom. Recently, the blackmail software gain increasing popularity with the cyber criminals, and a new Trojan Encoder shows up almost every week. While some use the blackmail software for enrichment at the expense of the …

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[News] Panda Banker: New Banking Trojan (Detailed Analysis & Uninstall Guide)

Panda Banker: New Banking Trojan

Security researchers from Proofpoint and Fox IT InTELL have come across a new banking trojan, that appears to borrow code from the notorious Zeus, and primarily focused on banks in Australia and the UK. An analysis of Panda Banker revealed that the threat has many similarities to Zeus, the malware whose source code was leaked several years ago, leading to …

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[News] Hacking Samsung Galaxy – Modem interface exposed via USB

Hacking Samsung Galaxy

Some months ago security researchers Roberto Paleari and Aristide Fattori tweeted a video showing a “lock screen bypass” on a Samsung Galaxy S6 phone. Do you know that modems in a number of Samsung Galaxy devices are open to receiving AT commands over the USB cable even when they are locked? The possible consequences of the attack are obvious, the …

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Security Review: March 2016 mobile malware review from Dr.Web security researchers

March 2016 mobile malware review

Principal mobile security trends in March, 2016: New adware Trojan preinstalled on Android firmware, malware programs injected into an Android system process, and other mobile security events of March 2016. Russian security company Doctor Web presented its March 2016 overview of malware for mobile devices. In the past month, Doctor Web security researchers detected an adware Trojan that affected some …

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