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  • Pizza Over Privacy? Would your friends give you up?

    Posted on August 11, 2017 by in News

    People say they want to protect their personal information, but new research shows privacy tends to take a backseat to convenience and can easily get tossed out the window for a reward as simple as free pizza. The working paper — co-authored by Susan Athey, a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy […]

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  • Black Hat 2017: The Best (and Scariest) Hacks

    Posted on August 4, 2017 by in News

    Black Hat brings together the best minds in security to terrify the pants off each other. The Black Hat conference is a chance for researchers, hackers, and anyone close to the world of security to gather and learn from one another. It’s a week of sessions, training, and—inevitably—some poor decision making in the greater Las […]

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  • Reconnaissance and Impersonation pay off for Cyber Criminals

    Posted on July 28, 2017 by in News

    In this Barracuda Research post, we examine a recent attack against an organization that had no spear phishing protection in place.   This incident demonstrates the dangers of using unauthenticated email for financial transactions. The PC used by the controller at the company was infected with malware that echoed a copy of every email he received […]

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  • Most Office 365 Admin Use the Recycle Bin as Backup

    Posted on July 21, 2017 by in News

    Nearly 66% of Office 365 administrators use Recycle Bin to back up their data, a practice that could leave data lost and unrecoverable.  There are several reasons why Office 365 administrators should not use Recycle Bin to protect their data, but nearly two-thirds continue to do so. This risky and unreliable practice could lead to […]

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  • Someone Stole his Identity and had him Declared “Bankrupt”

    Posted on July 14, 2017 by in News

    The CEO of one of the world’s largest security companies was briefly declared bankrupt this week after having his identity stolen. Swedish firm Securitas confirmed that chief executive Alf Goransson was declared bankrupt on Monday by the Stockholm District Court after a fraudulent application was made using stolen personal information. The decision was reversed on […]

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  • Petya Attack: What You Need to Know

    Posted on July 7, 2017 by in News

    With news of WannaCry in the distant past, a new cyber attack, Petya, has invaded systems across the globe. Petya has officials questioning whether or not the attack’s true intention was to generate money via extortion, or if the target was actually aimed at harming key businesses, specifically those based in Ukraine. The virus began […]

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  • Erebus Resurfaces as Linux Ransomware

    Posted on June 30, 2017 by in News

    On June 10, South Korean web hosting company NAYANA was hit by Erebus ransomware (detected by Trend Micro as RANSOM_ELFEREBUS.A), infecting 153 Linux servers and over 3,400 business websites the company hosts. In a notice posted on NAYANA’s website last June 12, the company shared that the attackers demanded an unprecedented ransom of 550 Bitcoins […]

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  • A Cyberattack “the World Isn’t Ready For”

    Posted on June 23, 2017 by in News

    There have been times over the last two months when Golan Ben-Oni has felt like a voice in the wilderness. On April 29, someone hit his employer, IDT Corporation, with two cyberweapons that had been stolen from the National Security Agency. Mr. Ben-Oni, the global chief information officer at IDT, was able to fend them […]

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  • As Computer Coding Classes Swell, So Does Cheating

    Posted on June 2, 2017 by in News

    A Computer Science 50 course at Harvard in 2013. Last fall, more than 60 computer science students were referred to the university’s honor council, which investigates cheating allegations. Credit Joseph Ong For a simple assignment, writing code that would allow one computer to visit web pages located on another, two students in H. E. Dunsmore’s […]

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  • Yahoo Paid out $2M in Bug Bounty Program

    Posted on May 19, 2017 by in News

    Yahoo reported on Monday that between the launch of its bug bounty program in 2013 and December 2016 it had paid out a total of more than $2 million. A comparison to the previous report shows that the Internet giant awarded bounty hunters roughly $400,000 in 2016. What is the BugBounty Program?

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