IT Security News

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Most hackers don’t do it for financial gain

Which is more frightening: The idea of a cyberattack designed to cripple your business and pull in big bucks or the idea that hackers are just launching these attacks for the hell of it? 

Cryptolocker unlocked: But too late for many

The ransomware that started the craze, Cryptolocker, may be effectively neutralized after two security companies have found a way to unlock encrypted files. 

Firmware scan finds thousands of vulnerable devices

There’s no shortage of threats to systems that IT pros have to worry about. But researchers have found even more vulnerabilities are soon to arrive, courtesy of backdoors and vulnerable firmware. 

Study: 97% of major companies still vulnerable to Heartbleed

Thought the Heartbleed bug was old news? Think again. 

CISOs still have a long way to go in gaining respect

Only the most stuck-in-their-ways companies don’t view cybersecurity as a real and alarming threat to their organizations. But a new survey shows the people in charge of that security are often not thought of as worthy of a leadership role. 

New malware strain doesn’t need a file

How can you destroy malware that doesn’t exist on a file? 

Yet another Android vulnerability: Keeping devices safe

No phone or desktop operating system will ever be 100% secure. But yet another Android flaw affecting a majority of its devices has been discovered, once again causing users to question its security. 

Is Internet Explorer a hacker’s best friend?

Today’s cyberattacks aren’t the smash-and-grab tactics used in the past. Attackers are increasingly focused on acting on good intelligence for well-planned attacks – and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) is a favorite tool. 

Insider threats are pummeling IT

Two recent surveys show that the biggest threat to your systems isn’t actually hackers, it’s the insider threat caused by people in your own building – and many of them are IT pros. 

Point-of-sale security is a major concern

Of all the industries and fields that IT supports, it’s hard to imagine one that could bring down a company faster than point-of-sale. After all, it’s where customers’ financial information enters into your control.