Security

NordVPN launches open source VPN speed testing tool
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virtual private network (VPN)

NordVPN launches open source VPN speed testing tool

The unified speed-testing software can be downloaded from GitHub
14 Jan 2022
Ukraine government and embassies hit by "massive" cyber attacks
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cyber attacks

Ukraine government and embassies hit by "massive" cyber attacks

Russia is said to be most-likely behind the attacks as tensions between the two countries increases
14 Jan 2022
Open source in open rebellion - can Google bring peace to the developer community?
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open source

Open source in open rebellion - can Google bring peace to the developer community?

A recent White House gathering exposes divisions between the open source community and the private companies that exploit it
14 Jan 2022
Five giveaways that show an email is a phishing attack
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Security

Five giveaways that show an email is a phishing attack

One of the biggest problems in cyber security is the phishing email
13 Jan 2022
El Salvador becomes latest target of Pegasus spyware
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spyware

El Salvador becomes latest target of Pegasus spyware

The list of nations with access to Pegasus is growing, with evidence pointing to potential links between 35 confirmed Pegasus cases and the Salvadoran…
13 Jan 2022
Ransomware is being rewritten in Go for joint attacks on Windows, Linux users
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ransomware

Ransomware is being rewritten in Go for joint attacks on Windows, Linux users

The Google-created programming language has become increasingly popular in the malware community for its speed and effectiveness in targeting more use…
13 Jan 2022
US gov issues fresh warning over Russian threat to critical infrastructure
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cyber warfare

US gov issues fresh warning over Russian threat to critical infrastructure

The FBI, NSA and CISA have urged network defenders to be on "heightened alert" for Russian cyber attacks
12 Jan 2022
Google Drive accounted for the most malware downloads in 2021
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cloud security

Google Drive accounted for the most malware downloads in 2021

NetSkope research malware downloaded via cloud apps is now more prevalent than web-delivered malware
12 Jan 2022
Microsoft takes aim at critical RCE flaws with "massive" Patch Tuesday update
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cyber security

Microsoft takes aim at critical RCE flaws with "massive" Patch Tuesday update

Microsoft has kicked off 2022 with a score of security fixes for critical-rated vulnerabilities in some of the most widely used products used by busin…
12 Jan 2022
NetUSB flaw exposes millions of routers to remote code execution
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routers

NetUSB flaw exposes millions of routers to remote code execution

The vulnerability impacts devices from Netgear, TP-Link, D-Link, and Western Digital
11 Jan 2022
How to build a zero trust model
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Security

How to build a zero trust model

Threats are becoming greater and more diverse, but having a zero trust architecture could help your business defend its infrastructure
11 Jan 2022
Nearly half of all Log4j downloads remain critically vulnerable
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vulnerability

Nearly half of all Log4j downloads remain critically vulnerable

The findings come as the US threatens legal action against those who fail to patch to the latest versions of the popular Java library
11 Jan 2022
Cyber attacks on corporate networks increased 50% in 2021
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cyber attacks

Cyber attacks on corporate networks increased 50% in 2021

Check Point data reveals an upward trend of malicious activity since mid-2020
11 Jan 2022
QNAP warns of ransomware targeting internet-facing NAS products
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network attached storage (NAS)

QNAP warns of ransomware targeting internet-facing NAS products

The manufacturer has provided a guide to securing vulnerable products amid ongoing attacks
10 Jan 2022
FBI warns of hackers mailing malicious USB sticks to businesses
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cyber attacks

FBI warns of hackers mailing malicious USB sticks to businesses

The FIN7 cyber crime group is alleged to be behind the months-long wave of attacks against the defence, transportation, and insurance industries
10 Jan 2022
Simple Active Directory tweak helps block BlackMatter ransomware attacks
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ransomware

Simple Active Directory tweak helps block BlackMatter ransomware attacks

Security researchers reverse engineer the infamous ransomware strain and discover a way to stymie its file encryption process, even if it reaches a co…
7 Jan 2022
Researchers warn of spear-phishing exploit in Google Docs
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Google Docs

Researchers warn of spear-phishing exploit in Google Docs

Hackers have found a way to use Google's comment function to dupe victims into clicking on malicious links
7 Jan 2022
Sophos XGS 3300 review: Xstream firewall performance
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Security

Sophos XGS 3300 review: Xstream firewall performance

A powerful firewall appliance combining hardware acceleration with a vast array of security measures
7 Jan 2022
IT Pro News In Review: Microsoft Y2K22 bug, RIP BlackBerry smartphones, Apple hits $3 trillion
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Security

IT Pro News In Review: Microsoft Y2K22 bug, RIP BlackBerry smartphones, Apple hits $3 trillion

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
7 Jan 2022
Majority of Americans say ransomware attacks should be considered terrorism
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ransomware

Majority of Americans say ransomware attacks should be considered terrorism

Most also believe it should be made illegal to pay ransoms to hackers
7 Jan 2022
Microsoft issues out-of-band patch for Windows Server sign-in bug
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Microsoft Windows Server

Microsoft issues out-of-band patch for Windows Server sign-in bug

The flaw, which causes a slow down in the user verification process, needs to be installed manually by IT admins
6 Jan 2022
How to boot Windows 11 in Safe Mode
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Microsoft Windows

How to boot Windows 11 in Safe Mode

Unless you’re a complete Windows novice, you’ll have come across Safe Mode before - but what exactly is it, and how do you access it in Windows 11?
6 Jan 2022
How to fix the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error in Windows 11
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Microsoft Windows

How to fix the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error in Windows 11

Encountering Windows' dreaded BSOD error is never fun, but it's possible to diagnose the problem with a few simple steps
6 Jan 2022
Google, Facebook fined €210 million for making it difficult for users to reject cookies
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Policy & legislation

Google, Facebook fined €210 million for making it difficult for users to reject cookies

Data regulator CNIL gives companies three months to provide a system for refusing cookies that is as easy as single click consent
6 Jan 2022