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Is the Internet in Danger of Collapse?

Is the Internet in Danger of Collapse?

The Council on Foreign Relations has published a 116-page report, “Confronting Reality in Cyberspace: Foreign Policy for a Fragmented Internet”. The report’s Executive Summary sets the tone of the CFR’s analysis and recommendations: “The utopian vision of an open, reliable, and secure global network has not been achieved and is unlikely ever to be realized. […]

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How to Prevent Your Business from Being Hit with Ransomware

How to Prevent Your Business from Being Hit with Ransomware

Ransomware attacks are on the rise, hitting businesses and government agencies around the world. Cyber criminals use a variety of methods to gain access to vulnerable systems and, once a target system is breached, the malware disables security features within the victim’s network. Prior to execution of the ransomware all data files are stolen, including […]

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Finally, a Unified Industry Response to Ransomware Emerges

Finally, a Unified Industry Response to Ransomware Emerges

Ransomware has become one of the biggest perils haunting the web. According to The Coveware Quarterly Ransomware Report, not only are ransomware attackers going after larger companies, the average ransomware payment has risen to $233,817 – a 31% increase from this time last year. Key Take-way from the Report “The biggest change over the past […]

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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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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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