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Worldwide IT spending to grow 2.4 percent in 2017

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.5 trillion in 2017, a 2.4 percent increase from 2016, according to Gartner. This growth rate is up from the previous quarter’s forecast of 1.4 percent, due to the U.S. dollar decline against many foreign currencies. “Digital business is having a profound effect on the way business is […]

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EFF offers legal advice to researchers at Black Hat, B-Sides and DEF CON

Not all security researchers have someone to talk to and ask specific advice about the legal challenges that they could be faced while doing their work. If you are one of them, it’s good to know that the Electronic Frontier Foundation offers free legal consultations as part of their commitment to help the security researcher […]

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Scanner Shows EternalBlue Vulnerability Unpatched on Thousands of Machines

Many digital trees have died for the cause of informing Windows admins about the SMBv1 vulnerability that spawned the WannaCry and ExPetr/NotPetya malware attacks. Yet a relatively small sample of data collected from a freely available tool shows that thousands have not gotten the message, or have some significant blind spots in their networks. “There […]

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Attackers Using Automated Scans to Takeover WordPress Installs

Attackers have been setting their sights on freshly installed WordPress deployments, taking advantage of users who fail to follow through when it comes to configuring their server’s settings. Researchers at the WordPress security plugin WordFence said Tuesday they observed a significant spike in attacks targeting WordPress accounts from the end of May to mid-June. According […]

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BEC scams: How to avoid them and how to fight back

Phishing and spear-phishing emails are a constant threat to all users, but enterprises are positively inundated with them. “Most businesses will use a spam filter and anti-virus solutions, but unfortunately these cannot prevent all forms of email identity deception or stop social engineering attacks. The spam filter will stop malicious email if there is a […]

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