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Cybersecurity Home School: Garfield Teaches Security

Cybersecurity Home School: Garfield Teaches Security The famous cartoon cat can help kids ages 6 to 11 learn to be more secure when they're online.
07 May 2020

Pandemic Could Accelerate Passwordless Authentication

As we celebrate another World Password Day, security pros are hopeful that when we move out of the stay-at-home period, companies will continue to focus on digital technologies - and ditching passwords.
07 May 2020

Hackers Dumpster Dive for Taxpayer Data in COVID-19 Relief Money Scams

Hackers Dumpster Dive for Taxpayer Data in COVID-19 Relief Money Scams Threat actors are buying and selling taxpayer data on hacker forums as well as using phishing and other campaigns to steal various U.S. government payouts.
07 May 2020

Digital transformation could be accelerated by COVID‑19

The pandemic has highlighted the need for businesses to act with alacrity and prepare for the long haul – and to do so with cybersecurity in mind

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07 May 2020

7 Ways Parents Can Better Protect Their Online-Gamer Offspring

7 Ways Parents Can Better Protect Their Online-Gamer Offspring It's 11 a.m. Are your kids locked in their rooms playing games online?
07 May 2020

Major European private hospital operator struck by ransomware

Fresenius says despite IT system disruption, patient care is carrying on as normal.
07 May 2020

Naikon APT Hid Five-Year Espionage Attack Under Radar

Naikon APT Hid Five-Year Espionage Attack Under Radar The Chinese APT has been discovered behind a five-year espionage campaign that compromises government servers - and uses that as leverage for other attacks.
07 May 2020

5 common password mistakes you should avoid

Password recycling or using easy-to-guess passwords are just two common mistakes you may be making when protecting your digital accounts

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07 May 2020

For 8 years, a hacker operated a massive IoT botnet just to download Anime videos

The botnet consisted solely of D-Link NAS and NVR devices and the botnet peaked at 10,000 bots in 2015.
07 May 2020

Maze Ransomware Operators Step Up Their Game

Investigations show Maze ransomware operators leave "nothing to chance" when putting pressure on victims to pay.
06 May 2020

Attacks on WordPress Sites Surge

Defiant says it observed a 30-fold increase in attacks in just the past few days.
06 May 2020

Lazarus Group Hides macOS Spyware in 2FA Application

Lazarus Group Hides macOS Spyware in 2FA Application The Dacls RAT has been ported from an existing Linux version.
06 May 2020

What is an 'Endpoint'?

What is an 'Endpoint'? Some companies' endpoint security strategies may now cover an ever-widening array of devices, as Dark Reading's latest State of Endpoint Security survey discovered.
06 May 2020

Financial Phishing Attacks Take Off, Malware Declines

In the past year, the number of digital threats increased by nearly half as phishing swamped malware to become the most dominant attack technique.
06 May 2020

Half of Companies Have Suffered a Cybersecurity Issue Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Survey shows 49% expect to experience a data breach or cybersecurity incident in the next month.
06 May 2020

Microsoft Reportedly in Talks to Acquire CyberX

CyberX was founded in 2013 and has raised $48 million to build its cybersecurity platform for IoT and industrial control systems.
06 May 2020

InfinityBlack Dismantled After Selling Millions of Credentials

InfinityBlack Dismantled After Selling Millions of Credentials In the Europol-led takedown, police shut down databases with more than 170 million entries.
06 May 2020

Almost a million WordPress websites targeted in massive campaign

An unknown threat actor is exploiting vulnerabilities in plugins for which patches have been available for months, or even years

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06 May 2020

Samsung patches 0-click vulnerability impacting all smartphones sold since 2014

Samsung patched this month a critical bug discovered by Google security researchers.
06 May 2020

The Guardian view on an NHS coronavirus app: it must do no harm | Editorial

The Guardian view on an NHS coronavirus app: it must do no harm | Editorial

Smartphones can be used to digitally trace Covid-19. But not if the public don’t download an app over privacy fears – or find it won’t work on their device

The idea of the NHS tracing app is to enable smartphones to track users and tell them whether they interacted with someone who had Covid-19. Yet this will work only if large proportions of the population download the app. No matter how smart a solution may appear, mass consent is required. That will not be easy. Ministers and officials have failed to address the trade-offs between health and privacy by being ambiguous about the app’s safeguards.

Instead of offering cast-iron guarantees about the length of time for which data would be held; who can access it; and the level of anonymity afforded, we have had opacity and obfuscation. It is true that we are dealing with uncertainties. But without absolute clarity about privacy the public is unlikely to take up the app with the appropriate gusto.

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06 May 2020