IT Security News

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Which emails are most likely to be phishing?

When it comes to phishing attempts, anyone can be a target. The question is: How will the attackers try to fool users? 

IT has conflicting views on security: 4 ways to close the gap

Some fundamental disagreements in IT could be putting your organization at risk. Because while most IT departments are fairly cohesive groups where differences in opinion are accepted and encouraged, it turns out there’s a substantial gap in how front-line and upper-level IT pros think about security. 

Multiple banks slammed by hackers: Key lessons learned

When Kaspersky unveiled a major cyberattack that hit several banks for almost a billion dollars, there were several parts of the announcement that intrigued cybersecurity experts and businesses in general. 

Google backs off – just a little – on Project Zero

The controversial Project Zero made Google a lot of enemies, from software giants to companies and individual users caught in the middle. Now Google is deciding to take it a little easier on its critics. 

Researcher releases 10 million passwords and usernames

Surprisingly, all things told, a recent dump of more than 10 million passwords and usernames may not actually be that big of a security risk. In fact, it could boost password security on the whole. 

1st step for security software: Take it out of the box

A recent study by Osterman Research Inc. finds many companies have an interesting approach to security software: They’re buying it, and never actually using it. 

Physical security is information security, too

Here’s a reminder users probably need: Security doesn’t stop at preventing phishing attacks or keeping passwords closely guarded. Hackers will try a variety of offline tactics to gain access to online systems, too. 

DDoS attacks run rampant: Can anything stop them?

One of the oldest weapons in a hacker’s arsenal is still one of the most effective: the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. 

Breaches have companies spooked, investing in security

It’s only natural: Following a major security breach, IT is going to be pretty concerned that they could be next. And judging by increases in spending, plenty of decision-makers are worried as well.

Creating better passwords (that users can actually remember)

Just about every day there’s a news story that the age of passwords is almost over. Something – anything – more secure and easier to use is about to replace them once and for all. We won’t hold our breath.