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Some common vulnerabilities are coming up to their 30th birthday, and some were “coined in the days of Netscape Navigator.” Speaking at Irisscon in Dublin, Edgescan CEO Eoin Keary said that one of the problems in cybersecurity is vulnerability management being siloed, and network security and web application security testing being determined as another silo
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Looking back at the first spam messages sent in the 1800s, Virus Bulletin editor Martijn Grooten said that in the 1980s spam was impolite, 1990s it was a nuisance, 2000s it was a threat but in the 2010s spam was apparently ‘solved’. He said that statistics have proved that email spam was “something we could not keep
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by Mark Stockley On 20 November 2018, Microsoft announced that its 800 million Microsoft account holders could now log in to services like Outlook, Office, Skype and Xbox Live without using a password. The announcement is part of an apparent acceleration in the march towards a passwordless web, and comes at the end of a
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The software giant takes passwords one step closer to obsolescence as it now enables users to log into their Microsoft accounts with more modern forms of authentication Microsoft has announced that it is enabling users to log into their Microsoft accounts without usernames and passwords. Instead of passwords – which the tech behemoth has previously
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Earlier this week Dropbox team unveiled details of three critical vulnerabilities in Apple macOS operating system, which altogether could allow a remote attacker to execute malicious code on a targeted Mac computer just by convincing a victim into visiting a malicious web page. The reported vulnerabilities were originally discovered by Syndis, a cybersecurity firm hired
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Wluper, the London-based tech startup building a conversational AI to power domain specific voice assistants, has raised $1.3 million in seed funding. Leading the round is “deep tech” VC IQ Capital, with participation from Seedcamp, Aster, and Magic Pony co-founder Dr Zehan Wang. Founded in 2016 and originally backed by Jaguar Land Rover’s InMotion Ventures,
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Give the gift of organization this year. Bags are often ignored but are a critical part of anyone’s mobile gear. They’re the outward representations of our techie styles, and we put far too little thought into where we keep our most prized possessions. Here’s a collection of bags TechCrunch reviewed over the last year. You’ll find waxed canvas
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The number of .uk domains suspended for criminal activity doubled over the past year, as cyber-criminals continued to target users with malicious content and phishing. Nominet, the official registry for the TLD, revealed figures on Tuesday claiming the number surged from 16,632 last year to 32,813 during the period November 1 2017 to October 31 2018.
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Online payment fraud losses are set to more than double over the next five years to reach a staggering annual figure of $48bn, according to Juniper Research. The analyst’s latest report, Online Payment Fraud: Emerging Threats, Segment Analysis & Market Forecasts 2018-2023, covers e-commerce, airline ticketing, money transfer and banking services. It claimed that the astonishing
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Groups of cyber-criminals vying for supremacy on the dark web are sabotaging each other’s attempts to skim customer card details from victim e-commerce sites, according to researchers. Two groups spotted by Malwarebytes head of investigations, Jérôme Segura, had both infected the Brazilian website of sportswear brand Umbro with the infamous Magecart skimming code. The first
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A security researcher used Twitter to warn users about about malware embedded in fake apps available on Google Play. Lukas Stefanko, malware researcher at ESET, reported the malicious apps to the Google security team, noting that 13 apps have been installed more than 560,000 times. While the app downloads, an additional Android Package Kit (APK) called
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In an attempt to undermine the security industry’s effort to educate end users about phishing campaigns, malicious actors are evolving in their tactics, according to Zscaler. In a recent blog published by Zscaler Threat LabZ, Deepen Desai and Rohit Hegde detailed findings of new research into phishing activities. According to the findings, Microsoft, Facebook and PayPal
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A Mirai variant has been discovered targeting unpatched Linux servers, shifting the use of the malicious payload beyond the internet of things (IoT), according to new research from NETSCOUT ASERT. Using their honeypot network to monitor the tens of thousands of daily exploit attempts for the Hadoop YARN vulnerability, Arbor’s Security Engineering and Response Team