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How cybercriminals exploited Telegram flaw to deliver malware

A “vulnerability” in Telegram’s desktop instant messaging client for Windows was exploited for months by Russian cybercriminals to deliver malware to users. Kaspersky Lab researchers discovered in October 2017 that the flaw – which is actually more of a loophole, really – was being actively exploited. They notified Telegram about the issue, and sometime between […]

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Microsoft, Adobe February 2018 security updates: An overview

The Microsoft February 2018 security updates are for Internet Explorer, Edge, Windows, Office, Office Services and Web Apps, Adobe Flash, and ChakraCore (the core part of the Chakra Javascript engine that powers Microsoft Edge). Jimmy Graham, director of product management at Qualys, considers the Adobe Flash update and that for StructuredQuery in Windows servers and […]

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Here’s what keeps your CISO up at night

89.1 percent of all information security leaders are concerned about the rise of digital threats they are experiencing across web, social and mobile channels, according to the 2018 CISO Survey by RiskIQ. Some 1,691 U.S. and U.K. information security leaders across multiple verticals, including enterprise, consulting, government and education, provided insights into their cyber risk […]

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Financial services firms most adept at making balanced security investments

Cyber attacks cost financial services firms more to address and contain than in any other industry, and the rate of breaches in the industry has tripled over the past five years, according to a study conducted by the Ponemon Institute. Cost of cyber crime The report, Cost of Cyber Crime Study, examines the costs that […]

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Love letters from a Black Hat to all the fools on the Internet

As an underground, “black hat” hacker, I don’t have time for significant others. I’m too busy earning stacks of cash to improve my Bitcoin mining rigs and working to pay off college loans. This Valentine’s Day I want to show my appreciation by sending love letters to all those ignorant and over-trusting fools on the […]

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