Cybersecurity Tag

As more and more hotels are turning rooms into offices, the FBI is warning remote workers of cyber-threats lurking in the shadows. With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing an increasing number of companies to shift to remote work, some employees working from home have been struggling to find a quiet environment for work. The hospitality industry has also been impacted by the pandemic, with more and more hotels...

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As cloud storage solutions are becoming more and more popular, we look at several simple steps you can take to secure your files on Google Drive. Cloud storage solutions have steadily become as popular as external storage devices; some may even argue that they are slowly surpassing them. The main selling point of the cloud is that it is quickly, easily, and readily accessible from almost...

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NIST’s tool can help organizations improve the testing of their employees’ phish-spotting prowess. Researchers at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have devised a new method that could be used to accurately assess why employees click on certain phishing emails. The tool, dubbed Phish Scale, uses real data to evaluate the complexity and quality of phishing attacks to help organizations comprehend where their...

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While wanting to return a found USB flash drive is commendable, you should avoid taking unnecessary risks, lest your device get infested and your data compromised. External data storage devices have been around almost as long as computers have existed. Magnetic tape and floppy disks, which were once the dominant media, are now mostly fond memories, while optical discs are mostly used in gaming consoles. For...

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European police infiltrate EncroChat, go on to crack down on crime kingpins and seize guns, drugs, cars and millions in cash. Law enforcement agencies in Europe recently cracked an instant messaging system used by organised crime before the ensuing police operation ultimately led to the arrests of more than 800 suspected criminals, mostly in the United Kingdom. The service, dubbed EncroChat, was used by 60,000 people...

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Poorly secured remote access attracts mostly ransomware gangs, but can provide access to coin miners and backdoors too. The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the nature of everyday work, forcing employees to do large parts of their jobs via remote access. Cybercriminals – especially ransomware operators – are aware of the shift and attempt to exploit the new opportunities and increase their illicit earnings. ESET telemetry...

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The seemingly insatiable demand among people and businesses alike helps reveal a rash of privacy and security issues facing the platform As countless people are confined to their homes amid efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the popularity of videoconferencing software for work, education and leisure is exploding. Of all such communication tools du jour that were suddenly thrust into the limelight, probably none stands out...

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