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This destructive wiper ransomware was used to hide a stealthy hacking campaign

'ONI' ransomware deployed on hundreds of machines in an effort by attackers to cover tracks of 'Night of the Devil' campaign - which exploited …

"Security is never a priority until you've been hacked"

Arcadia Laboratories is one of a growing number of cybersecurity companies worldwide that are working to thwart cyberattacks, such as the ones that have hit massive organizations in recent years<p>Pierre Roberge is in the worry business.<p>Specifically, the chief executive officer of Montreal-based …

How to create a bootable USB drive with multiple Linux distributions

Choosing the right Linux distribution for a task is critical, and having numerous distributions on one USB drive makes this easy. Here's how you can …

Linux

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Practical Public Key Cryptography

Encryption is one of the pillars of modern-day communications. You have devices that use encryption all the time, even if you are not aware of it. …

Information Systems

Pacemakers have thousands of vulnerabilities hackers can exploit, study finds

There are a lot of devices that don’t need to be connected to the internet. Toasters don’t need to be connected to the internet. Neither do juicers, door locks, or rectal thermometers. Pacemakers were around for at least 40 years before someone got the bright idea to expose them to the information …

Information Systems

World's biggest cyberattack sends countries into 'disaster recovery mode'

The biggest cyberattack the world has ever seen is still claiming victims and threatens to create even more havoc on Monday when people return to work.<p>The attack is a virus that locks people out of their computer files until they pay a ransom to the hackers.<p>Experts say the spread of the virus had …

Cybersecurity

Thieves drain 2fa-protected bank accounts by abusing SS7 routing protocol

The same weakness could be used to eavesdrop on calls and track users’ locations.<p>A known security hole in the networking protocol used by cellphone …

IT security

10 Cybercrime Myths that Could Cost You Millions

Don't let a cybersecurity fantasy stop you from building the effective countermeasures you need to protect your organization from attack.

Cybersecurity

A vigilante is putting a huge amount of work into infecting IoT devices

When it comes to features and robustness, Hajime surpasses its blackhat rivals.<p>Last week, Ars introduced readers to Hajime, the vigilante botnet that …

Information Security

How to Send Photos from Your iPhone with the Location Data Removed

Just because you want to share a photo with someone doesn’t necessarily mean you want to share the exact location you took it with them. Fortunately, …

Apps

How To Set A Music Library Song As Your Ringtone [iOS]

Back when feature phones were mainstream, changing ringtones was easy. If you had an even marginally good Nokia phone, you could set a song as your …

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DNS Intrusion Detection in Office 365

In Office 365, we are committed to protecting our customer's data. We implement and exercise industry leading security practices to ensure that …

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New password guidelines say everything we thought about passwords is wrong

When I recently discovered a draft of new guidelines for password management from NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology), I was amazed about the number of very progressive changes they proposed.<p>Although NIST’s rules are not mandatory for nongovernmental organizations, they …

Information Systems

What Is a Botnet Attack and How to Identify It?

These days, organizations are becoming a desirable target for attackersThe post What Is a Botnet Attack and How to Identify It? appeared first on …

Cybersecurity

Foreign Office attacked by Russia-linked cyber hackers

The Foreign Office has been targeted by a "highly motivated and well-resourced" group of cyber-hackers which has been linked to Russia.<p>Hackers targeted civil servants with a "spear-phishing" campaign, in which people were sent targeted emails in an attempt to trick them into downloading malicious …

Malwarebytes Details Cybersecurity Threats Seen During Q1 2017 For Windows, MacOS And Android

Many people don’t know as much about personal cybersecurity as they think they do. The bad news is that misunderstanding and lack of knowledge can put you at serious risk. The good news is that in many cases simply knowing what to be wary of is enough to provide a fairly effective level of …

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The head of the world's biggest hedge fund shares his best advice for the average investor

For the average person, buying and selling individual stocks is like trying to get rich in a poker game at a table with the world's greatest players, Bridgewater Associates founder and co-CIO Ray Dalio explained.<p>"This is not an easy game," he said.<p>In an interview with Business Insider CEO Henry …

Securing Driverless Cars From Hackers Is Hard. Ask the Ex-Uber Guy Who Protects Them

Two years ago, Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek pulled off a demonstration that shook the auto industry, remotely hacking a Jeep Cherokee via its …

Travel routers are a hot mess of security flaws

One of the worst offenders only needs a text message sent to turn over the router's admin credentials.<p>Several popular travel routers are at risk of a …

Cyber attacks knock millions off FTSE share prices

FTSE 100 companies that suffer serious cyber attacks risk taking a £120m hit to their market value, according to the first study to establish a link between hacks and falling share prices.<p>Oxford Economics, which studied 65 severe breaches at listed companies, found that they tend to lead to share …

Cyber-attacks

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WikiLeaks just dropped the CIA’s secret how-to for infecting Windows

Latest batch of documents details how CIA infects targets’ Windows-based computers.<p>WikiLeaks has published what it says is another batch of secret …

Malware

Israel braces for annual cyber attack by Anonymous-led hackers

Friday’s offensive is no serious threat, provides great learning opportunity, tech expert says.<p>><p>Cyber hacking (illustrative). (photo credit: INGIMAGE)<p>…