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News, opinion, advice and research on computer security threats from Sophos



Last Build Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:29:45 +0000

 



How BitPaymer ransomware covers its tracks

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:41:47 +0000

This BitPaymer malware variant uses tricks that you don't usually see in ransomware - but it still scrambles your files in the end.(image) (image)


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News in brief: Experian PIN fail; SEC hacked; AI vs terrorExperian

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:13:42 +0000

Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news (image) (image)


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Hackers hold entire school district to ransomUntitled design (6)

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:56:45 +0000

The hacking group stole personal information and sent explicit death threats against children to their parents.(image) (image)


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“Admin from Hell” holds company to ransom with porn makeoverUntitled design(9)

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:01:18 +0000

The IT admin demanded $10,000, when he didn't get it things got X-rated(image) (image)


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Critical VMware vulnerability, patch and update nowVMware

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:41:13 +0000

The impact of this critical vulnerability has the potential to be great.(image) (image)


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Human failings undermine security – but who’s failing who?HumansWindows vs Human

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:29:03 +0000

A Ponemon survey puts “negligent employees” on the hook(image) (image)


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The Apache “Optionsbleed” security hole explained [VIDEO]ob-vid-1200

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:09:20 +0000

If you're looking for a non-techie, plain English, verbal explanation of the Apache "Optionsbleed" security bug, watch this!(image) (image)


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News in brief: Twitter stops terrorists; WhatsApp stops UK gov; Russia stops Dark Web drugsSTOP

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:05:27 +0000

Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news (image) (image)


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Pirate Bay hits users’ CPUs with secret cryptocurrency miningUntitled design (4)

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:28:43 +0000

They should have asked. If they had, would it be better or worse than ads?(image) (image)


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Why SMS two-factor authentication puts your bitcoins at riskUntitled design (3)

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:21:34 +0000

Your name and phone number is all that's needed to intercept SMS 2FA and raid your bitcoin wallet.(image) (image)


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