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Certain types of content make for irresistible phishes

A mature anti-phishing program keeps organizations safer, claims Cofense, and offers as proof the decreasing susceptibility of their customers’ employees to mock phishing emails as well as rising reporting rates of the same. Overall, the resiliency rate of its clients has almost doubled, and it’s improving throughout major industries, except education. “Possible reasons: tighter security […]

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Intel Responds to Spectre-Like Flaw In CPUs

Intel on Monday acknowledged that its processors are vulnerable to another Spectre-like speculative execution side channel flaw that could allow attackers to access information.   This post was originally published on https://threatpost.com/feed/. https://blacklakesecurity.com/intel-responds-to-spectre-like-flaw-in-cpus/

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Fighting ransomware with network segmentation as a path to resiliency

Recent cybersecurity events involving the use of ransomware (WannaCry and similar variants) represent the latest examples highlighting the need for organizations to not only take an initial hit, but survive, adapt, and endure. In other words, be resilient. All too often, our community is a witness to any number of similar events where an initial […]

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The percentage of open source code in proprietary apps is rising

The number of open source components in the codebase of proprietary applications keeps rising and with it the risk of those apps being compromised by attackers leveraging vulnerabilities in them, a recent report has shown. Compiled after examining the findings from the anonymized data of over 1,100 commercial codebases audited in 2017 by the Black […]

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The operations and economics of organized criminal email groups

Nine of the 10 captured organized criminal email groups operate out of Nigeria, they all leverage a multitude of attack methods, and business email compromise (BEC) is far more lucrative than any other attack, according to Agari. BEC is the most common attack type, indicative of a growing risk since the average age of the […]

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