Tag Archives: security

Email Phishing Scams Are More Sophisticated & Prevalent Than Ever

According to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report, 92.4% of malware is delivered by email. Up until now, phishing emails have been easy to spot because they come from suspicious email addresses and include poor grammar and formatting – when you think of a phishing scam, you probably picture one of those poorly worded emails […]

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Government-Sponsored Mobile Malware Campaign Uncovered: Why You Need to Be Cautious with Mobile Downloads

A mobile-targeted cyber espionage campaign dubbed ‘Dark Caracal’ has been uncovered by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and security firm Lookout. The scheme has been in operation since at least January 2012, affecting users in over 21 countries. EFF and Lookout have uncovered the actors of the scheme, stating that the campaign has been operated from […]

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LG IoT Security Bug Highlights the Risks of Internet-enabled Devices

Forbes predicts that by 2025, we’ll have over 80 billion smart devices on the internet. Although IoT simplifies numerous tasks at work and home, there are a number of security risks that come with the technology. Anyone who purchases IoT appliances should be aware of these risks. The information in this post is adapted from […]

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Wifi Security Flaw Detected that Leaves Devices Vulnerable – Patch Your Wifi Soon

“All Your Wifi Connected Devices Are Potentially Vulnerable” That’s the conclusion from James Walker, MD of Computer One after reviewing international research that also prompted the US Department of Homeland Security to issue an official warning. What’s the story? Well, a wifi security flaw has been discovered and it’s serious. The flaw could be used […]

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Humans make the best attack vector

Who?  Me? If you want to be a hacker, take a persuasive writing course. That’s the lesson delivered in a report last week by US-based Proofpoint, a leading Security-as-a-service vendor shows that automated attacks that take advantage of zero-day flaws in operating systems and productivity software have declined dramatically in favour of attacks that target […]

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