Threat Bars Lowered, Danger Raised: Using FortiClient to Address This New Security Dynamic

Fortinet is not standing still in the face of the rapidly changing threat environment. Recently, we added some significant new technologies to the latest iteration of FortiClient, our endpoint protection product. For example, FortiClient now includes an Anti-Exploit Engine that delivers a next-generation approach to endpoint protection. It also includes auto-patching capabilities that streamline patch […]

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WhatsApp for Business: Standalone App Set for Release

It seems like WhatsApp is finally ready to launch its new standalone app for businesses to interact separately on their platform. In an FAQ on its website, it detailed how WhatsApp for Business is going to work and its features.  The interface of the app remains the same, but the features afforded to businesses differ […]

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Kaspersky Lab is closing its Washington DC office

Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky has had a rough season stateside amid claims the company’s software scans for and steals documents of interest to the Kremlin. With the use of its products at US government agencies now banned, the company has elected to shut down its D.C. area headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. The D.C. office specialized […]

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Security breach encountered in Perth international airport

A Vietnamese hacker infiltrated Perth international airport’s computer system and swiped away sensitive security details. Le Duc Hoang Hai, 31 , utilized credentials of a third party contractor to unlawfully get to the airport’s system in March a year ago. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbell’s cyber security adviser Alastair Macgibbon told the West Australian that the […]

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Yahoo! Yippee? What to Do?

Yesterday, Yahoo disclosed that attackers broke into Yahoo in 2013 and stole details on a billion accounts. Brian Krebs summarizes what was taken, and also has a more general FAQ. The statement says that for “potentially affected accounts, the stolen user account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed […]

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Bitcoins worth $80 million stolen from NiceHash

The cryptocurrency mining market NiceHash has revealed that hackers have stolen their entire Bitcoin wallet worth about  $78 million dollars from their servers by an unknown hacker. NiceHash is a Slovenian mining marketplace where you can sell your computers’ processing power to miners and get paid in bitcoins or you can buy hashing power from […]

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Over 25,000 ransomware infected Windows daily in Q3: Report

The ‘Quarterly Threat Report’ from IT security solutions provider Quick Heal Security Labs states that during Q3 2017, Microsoft Windows recorded over 25,000 ransomware infections daily while suffering 199 million malware detections. In the third quarter, malware detections continued to decline compared to the last quarter- a drop of 11 percent. The researchers warned that newer […]

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Do Games Teach Security?

There’s a new paper from Mark Thompson and Hassan Takabi of the University of North Texas. The title captures the question:Effectiveness Of Using Card Games To Teach Threat Modeling For Secure Web Application Developments Gamification of classroom assignments and online tools has grown significantly in recent years. There have been a number of card games […]

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Market Segments Feel the Impact of GDPR

At the end of the day, complying with GDPR may very well simply turn out to be the right thing to do to protect the privacy and interests of all of an organization’s stakeholder communities. As a society, we simply can’t go on shrugging off data breaches that harm millions of people, often on multiple […]

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