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Top 5 business sectors targeted by ransomware

Any business is subject to ransomware attacks, but some are more hit more than others. Tom Merritt lists five business sectors that are targeted by ransomware. You may have heard me mention ransomware before. You know, the malware that locks up your systems and asks you to pay money in [...]

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Windows kernel zero-day disclosed by Google’s Project Zero after bug exploited in the wild by hackers

Google’s Project Zero bug-hunting team has disclosed a Windows kernel flaw that’s being actively exploited by miscreants to gain administrator access on compromised machines. The web giant’s bug report was privately disclosed to Microsoft on October 22, and publicly revealed just seven days later, after it detected persons unknown exploiting ...

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The Russians are at it again: Zebrocy backdoor malware is evolving, Uncle Sam warns close to eve of presidential election

The US government, in full pre-presidential election high alert, has issued a warning about an evolved strain of backdoor malware from a Russian offensive cyber unit. The Zebrocy backdoor, warned the CISA infosec agency, has evolved – and while the agency didn’t explicitly link it to Russia, previous research from ...

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Why, yes, you can register an XSS attack as a UK company name. How do we know that? Someone actually did it

Companies House has blocked someone who registered a new biz with a name that contained the right characters arranged in the right order to trigger a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack against users of the service’s API. The company in question, registered number 12956509, was originally signed up with the UK’s ...

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On Friday the US starts Ender’s hacking game: All local teens can compete for scholarships in cybersecurity

Starting on Friday, US high school students can register to participate in CyberStart America, an online puzzle-solving game designed to identify cybersecurity talent and qualify participants for an opportunity to compete in the National Cyber Scholarship Competition next year. The 700-800 top scorers in the national competition will receive scholarships ...

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How to plan a password security project

Sponsored Weak password security is a torment that afflicts networks in so many ways. On the user side is the certainty of hopeless and reused passwords, while on the attacker’s side are a gamut of techniques for targeting them such as phishing, credential stuffing, brute forcing, and spotting backdoors to ...

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If you haven’t patched WebLogic server console flaws in the last eight days ‘assume it has been compromised’

Last week Oracle released one of its mammoth quarterly patch dumps – with 402 fixes. Well, it turns out that if you missed one and you’re running WebLogic 10.3.6.0.0, 12.1.3.0.0, 12.2.1.3.0, 12.2.1.4.0 and 14.1.1.0.0, you’ve probably already been tagged by hackers. On Thursday Johannes Ullrich, Dean of Research at the ...

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Cybersecurity policy is a must in government

One policy expert says cybersecurity measures should be an expected item that comes with every purchase, like the safety measures in your car. More about cybersecurity TechRepublic’s Karen Roby talked with Fred Cate of Indiana University about cybersecurity and the importance of cybersecurity policy in government. The following is an ...