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Author: Nathan Muller

New Research Finds Aggressive Growth in Ransomware

New Research Finds Aggressive Growth in Ransomware

SonicWall Capture Labs threat researchers have unveiled third-quarter threat intelligence collected by the company’s more than 1 million global security sensors. Year-to-date findings through September highlight cyber criminals’ growing use of ransomware, encrypted threats and attacks leveraging non-standard ports, while overall malware volume declined for the third consecutive quarter. “For most of us, 2020 has […]

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Security is the Top Concern Inhibiting Public Cloud Adoption

Security is the Top Concern Inhibiting Public Cloud Adoption

Barracuda, a leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, has issued a report titled Future Shock: The Cloud Is the New Network. The research surveyed global IT decision makers to capture their experiences with, and attitudes about, moving IT infrastructure to the public cloud, concerns restricting adoption, and the security and networking solutions being implemented to […]

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How Do You Know if a Website is Really Safe?

How Do You Know if a Website is Really Safe?

When browsing the web you have probably noticed that many sites have a padlock next to the browser’s address bar. This indicates that the website has been issued a security certificate. If you click on the padlock, you can verify that the website connection is secure and view the source of the certificate. You might […]

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KPMG: Consumers Believe Data Privacy is a Human Right

KPMG: Consumers Believe Data Privacy is a Human Right

According to a recent study by KPMG, consumers are becoming increasingly concerned with and distrustful of how companies safeguard their personal data against misuse and theft. Companies must take steps now to keep pace with expectations, or risk losing access to the data that increasingly drives business strategy, insights and success. To learn more about […]

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Malicious Microsoft Office Files on Rise, Ransomware Up

Malicious Microsoft Office Files on Rise, Ransomware Up

SonicWall has published the mid-year update to its 2020 Cyber Threat Report, highlighting increases in ransomware, opportunistic use of the COVID-19 pandemic, systemic weaknesses and growing reliance on Microsoft Office files by cybercriminals. The report analyzes threat intelligence data gathered from 1.1 million sensors in over 215 countries and territories. Download the full mid-year update […]

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Reliable Solutions for Overcoming WordPress Email Problems

Reliable Solutions for Overcoming WordPress Email Problems

If you’re using WordPress, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced difficulty getting your email forms to work. Worse yet, when users fill out a form on your website, they get a “success” message indicating that their message was sent and that they can expect a response from you soon. The trouble is that the user’s […]

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Global Password Analysis Reveals Predictable Patterns

Global Password Analysis Reveals Predictable Patterns

Ata Hakcil, a Turkish computer engineer and researcher, accessed 1 billion login credentials leaked online and analyzed 170 million of them to study password trends. The results are quite revealing, and may prompt many Internet users to pay more attention to how they choose passwords to protect their most sensitive information. Among Hakcil’s “cool” stats […]

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School Systems Have More to Worry About than Just COVID

School Systems Have More to Worry About than Just COVID

The resurgence of COVID-19 poses a challenge to school systems planning to reopen in the fall. But this may not be the only concern facing school administrators… The FBI recently issued a nationwide Private Industry Notification (PIN) alert to K-12 schools, warning that cyber criminals will be trying to spread file-encrypting ransomware by exploiting security […]

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Facial Recognition Companies Forced to Look in the Mirror

Facial Recognition Companies Forced to Look in the Mirror

Until last month, facial recognition technology seemed to be on a relentless march toward public acceptance. After all, the technology is already in use by police departments and governments worldwide, so there was a growing sense among the public of its inevitable spread and continued development despite occasional warnings of its dangers to civil liberties. […]

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