IT Security News

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Phishers now use Twitter to craft clickbait attacks

If you’re active on Twitter (and even if you aren’t), phishers may have your number.

iOS update thwarts huge threat to mobile security

Apple has issued a fix that you need to install right away if you’re an iPhone user.

Privileged users put info at risk … And IT doesn’t know what to do about it

A flurry of recent surveys and studies have found that users may have too much access to data recently. But now comes one that confirms IT is aware of this situation … and seriously concerned by it.

Wikileaks file dump contains malware: Report

Whether you side with Wikileaks or not in its mission to spill secrets, here’s some advice most people can get behind: If you’re going to release documents for public consumption, maybe check them for viruses first.

Why do security warnings go unheeded? Users’ brains

If you think your users are terrible at noticing security issues, you may be right. But before you go blaming them, just know this: Most warnings go unheeded not because users aren’t paying attention, but because they’re focusing on something else – doing their jobs.

Ransomware-as-a-Service takes skill out of cyberattacks

It no longer takes the best and brightest hackers to bring down a company. In fact, these days almost anyone motivated enough can do it.

Data loss is on the rise, and users are the biggest culprit

An increase in lost and stolen company data is a scary situation. Even more frightening: The problem often lies with users, not cybercriminals.

Phishing hazards go well beyond users alone

Most of the advice surrounding phishing prevention is warning users of the dangers and encouraging them to use caution when browsing or opening emails. But one of the biggest risks for a phishing attack won’t be fixed by these commonsense approaches.

IT skills shortage hurts security: Report

There’s a shortage of IT pros, in case you haven’t heard. And that shortage is especially bad for cybersecurity pros. Here’s what it means for you.

Are you storing too much data? Probably

There’s an old adage, “It’s better to have and not need than to need and not have.” While that may be true for first aid supplies, it could be bad news for companies who subscribe to this way of thinking.