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The internet makes it easy to get a lot done, but not all of it needs to be public. That’s where incognito mode comes in, letting you hide your search history from others who are using your internet-connected device. For example, imagine searching online for “ideas for a surprise birthday party.” You wouldn’t want the
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The second day of InfoSecurity Europe 2022 saw Geoff White, investigative journalist and author of Penguin Books’ The Lazarus Heist, discuss how government-sponsored cyber-attackers increasingly interact with organized crime gangs, operating seamlessly on a global scale. White also touched upon the emerging world of cryptocurrency theft. In illuminating the increasing connection between cybersecurity and geopolitical
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In cybersecurity, many of the best jobs involve working on government projects. To get a security clearance, you need to prove that you meet NIST standards. Cybersecurity firms are particularly interested in people who understand the RMF, or Risk Management Framework — a U.S. government guideline for taking care of data. The NIST Cybersecurity &
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If you’re one of the countless Apple iPhone owners out there, there’s a good chance that one of the reasons you love your smartphone is because you’ve heard that Apple devices tend to have fewer vulnerabilities to viruses.   Because of their shared operating system, iOS devices enjoy Apple’s security measures, which keeps them protected from
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The closing keynote discussion of the InfoSecurity Europe 2022 conference was titled ‘Next Generation, Next Challenges, New Opportunities’ and was moderated by Eleanor Dallaway, editorial director of Infosecurity Magazine. Dallaway was joined onstage by specialists Marc Avery, CISO & director, Cyber Chain Alliance, Jonathan Kidd, global CISO, Computershare and Chris Green, head of PR and
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by Paul Ducklin If you’re an OpenSSL user, you’re probably aware of the most recent high-profile bugfix release, which came out back in March 2022. That fix brought us OpenSSS 3.0.2 and 1.1.1n, updates for the two current fully-supported flavours of the product. (There’s a legacy version, 1.0.2, but updates to that version are only
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Summary Since at least 2015, threat actors have used HUI Loader to load remote access trojans (RATs) on compromised hosts. Secureworks® Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU) researchers link two HUI Loader activity clusters exclusively to China-based threat groups. The BRONZE RIVERSIDE threat group is likely responsible for one cluster, which focuses on stealing intellectual property from
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On the third and final day of InfoSecurity Europe 2022, Sarb Sembhi, global CISO of Aireye, moderated the keynote panel discussion titled ‘Boosting SME’s Cyber Security Strategy.’ Sembhi was accompanied by fellow experts Milos Pesic, vice president of InfoSec & CyberSec at Marken, Diane Abela, chief information security officer at AccuRx and Vincent Blake, VP, digital technology security officer &
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by Paul Ducklin LISTEN NOW Click-and-drag on the soundwaves below to skip to any point. You can also listen directly on Soundcloud. [00’22”] Duck gets behind the Ducks. [01’34”] 2000 phone scammers arrested in Interpol action. [11’12”] A three-year-old hacking case ends in conviction. [17’13”] Canadian financial company picks up enormous data breach fine. With
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In today’s connected world, you can do so much on the internet. It’s never been easier to stay entertained (Netflix, anyone?), informed, and productive. But it’s important to keep your online activities private and safe, whether you’re checking social media, using a streaming service, or banking online.   With the right solutions, you can have a
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Organizations are still neglecting to secure their supply chains, according to panellists at a session during Infosecurity Europe 2022. Panel chair and security consultant Peter Yapp warned that fewer than 10% of organizations have reviewed their suppliers’ security. “Attacks on the supply chain will only increase,” he said. Firms face a growing volume of attacks
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Authored by Lakshya Mathur An LNK file is a Windows Shortcut that serves as a pointer to open a file, folder, or application. LNK files are based on the Shell Link binary file format, which holds information used to access another data object. These files can be created manually using the standard right-click create shortcut
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Organizations face three emerging threats that compromise identities, exploit the use of accomplices or insiders and evade current detection and defenses, according to security researcher Oliver Rochford. During his insight stage talk at Infosecurity Europe, Rochford, security evangelist at Securonix, said that a growing number of criminal groups are acting as initial access brokers (IABs).
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Insurance exists to protect the insured party against catastrophe, but the insurer needs protection so that its policies are not abused – and that’s where the fine print comes in. However, in the case of ransomware insurance, the fine print is becoming contentious and arguably undermining the usefulness of ransomware insurance. In this article, we’ll
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Content management system (CMS) provider WordPress has forcibly updated over a million sites to patch a critical vulnerability affecting the Ninja Forms plugin. The flaw was spotted by the Wordfence threat intelligence team in June and documented in an advisory by the company on Thursday. In the document, Wordfence said the code injection vulnerability made it
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A California man was sentenced to time in prison Wednesday after hacking thousands of iCloud accounts, stealing people’s nude images and videos and sharing them with conspirators. Hao Kuo Chi, acting under the online name of ‘icloudripper4you’, would have illegally obtained the iCloud credentials of approximately 4700 victims and shared their content with other people
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Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed details about 15 security flaws in Siemens SINEC network management system (NMS), some of which could be chained by an attacker to achieve remote code execution on affected systems. “The vulnerabilities, if exploited, pose a number of risks to Siemens devices on the network including denial-of-service attacks, credential leaks, and remote