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The Hidden Cost of Ransomware: Wholesale Password Theft

Organizations in the throes of cleaning up after a ransomware outbreak typically will change passwords for all user accounts that have access to any email systems, servers and desktop workstations within their network. But all too often, ransomware victims fail to grasp that the crooks behind these attacks can and frequently do siphon every single password stored on each infected endpoint. The result of this oversight may offer attackers a way back into the affected organization, access to financial and healthcare accounts, or -- worse yet -- key tools for attacking the victim's various business partners and clients.
06 January 2020

Women in Payments: Q&A with Stacy Hughes


We at the PCI Security Standards Council believe strongly that there is a need for more women in cybersecurity and in 2020 we are pleased to be launching the Women in Payments: Closing the Gender Gap in Payment Security series. This series will profile a different woman in our industry each month and highlight their remarkable career as well as their guidance and advice to other women on how to develop a career path in cybersecurity. Today we launch the first in this series by profiling Stacy Hughes, Senior Vice President, IT Governance, Risk and Compliance at Global Payments.

06 January 2020

Email and Emotions

Never send an email when you are angry; you will most likely regret it later. Instead, when you are emotional and want to reply to someone, open up an email and write everything you feel, but do not send it. (Be sure there is no name in the TO field so that you do not accidently send it.) After you have vented, save the email and come back an hour later. You only want to reply to any type of emotional situation after you have had time to cool down.
06 January 2020

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET experts offered some valuable advice this week to help keep your digital life secure in the new year

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03 January 2020

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET experts offered some valuable advice this week to help keep your digital life secure in the new year

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03 January 2020

Google disables Xiaomi smart home integration after camera bug

A Xiaomi security camera owner reports receiving random images from strangers’ homes

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03 January 2020

Google disables Xiaomi smart home integration after camera bug

A Xiaomi security camera owner reports receiving random images from strangers’ homes

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03 January 2020

Simple steps to protect yourself against identity theft

As we enter the New Year, be sure to keep up, or adopt, these good data security habits to avoid identity theft

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02 January 2020

Simple steps to protect yourself against identity theft

As we enter the New Year, be sure to keep up, or adopt, these good data security habits to avoid identity theft

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02 January 2020

20 tips for 2020: Be smarter with your smartphone

In the second blogpost of this two-part series we'll suggest handy tips to help enhance the security of your mobile devices

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31 December 2019

20 tips for 2020: Be smarter with your smartphone

In the second blogpost of this two-part series we'll suggest handy tips to help enhance the security of your mobile devices

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31 December 2019

Get yourself cybersecure for 2020

Get yourself cybersecure for 2020

With ever more tech in our lives, our data is vulnerable. Here are our six top tips to keep it safe in the new year

Technology is changing our lives for the better; yet it’s also exposing us to organised crime, online scammers and hackers – and whole industries built around monetising our personal data. But you don’t have to be resigned to cyber-victimhood. Give yourself, and your devices, a security update for 2020 and start fighting back.

Hackers don’t like a liar – especially if the fibs are about the questions sites ask you as a means of identification

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31 December 2019

Huawei says 'survival is our first priority' in 2020 as western boycott bites

Huawei says 'survival is our first priority' in 2020 as western boycott bites

Chairman Eric Xu warns that hit from US sanctions means telecoms firm must ‘go all out’ to maintain sales

The embattled Chinese telecommunications company Huawei says “survival” is its first priority after announcing sales were hit hard by a boycott from western countries.

Eric Xu, the company’s chairman, said estimated sales revenue would reach 850bn yuan for 2019 (US$121bn) - up roughly 18% from the previous year, but much lower than initially expected.

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30 December 2019

20 tips for 2020: Mistakes to avoid

In the first instalment of this two-article series we will be looking at cybersecurity habits to avoid when using your computing devices

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30 December 2019

20 tips for 2020: Mistakes to avoid

In the first instalment of this two-article series we will be looking at cybersecurity habits to avoid when using your computing devices

The post 20 tips for 2020: Mistakes to avoid appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

30 December 2019

Happy 10th Birthday, KrebsOnSecurity.com

Today marks the 10th anniversary of KrebsOnSecurity.com! Over the past decade, the site has featured more than 1,800 stories focusing mainly on cybercrime, computer security and user privacy concerns. And what a decade it has been. Stories here have exposed countless scams, data breaches, cybercrooks and corporate stumbles. In the ten years since its inception, […]
29 December 2019

Ransomware at IT Services Provider Synoptek

Synoptek, a California business that provides cloud hosting and IT management services to more than a thousand customer nationwide, suffered a ransomware attack this week that has disrupted operations for many of its clients, according to sources. The company has reportedly paid a ransom demand in a bid to restore operations as quickly as possible. Irvine, Calif.-based Synoptek is a managed service provider that maintains a variety of cloud-based services for more than 1,100 customers across a broad spectrum of industries, including state and local governments, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, media, retail and software. The company employs nearly a thousand employees and brought in more than $100 million in revenue in the past year.
27 December 2019

Prison surveillance footage posted on YouTube

It’s not a stretch to surmise that the incident was enabled by poor security settings

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27 December 2019

Prison surveillance footage posted on YouTube

It’s not a stretch to surmise that the incident was enabled by poor security settings

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27 December 2019

How to get rid of your old devices safely

Disposing of old tech isn’t a one-click solution; there are multiple things you have to consider before moving on to greener pastures

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27 December 2019