IT Security News

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Hackers are coming for your privileged accounts: What you can do to stop them

Not all accounts are created equal. Those that have special privileges and access are a prime target for hackers, and companies know it. But what can they do to protect these super users?

2 ways CryptXXX is sneaking onto computers

Ransomware has many ways of being delivered to systems. CryptXXX, a particularly vile strain with a $500 unlock fee, has two methods that put many users at risk – and you’ll want to look out for both.

Networking gear allowed snooping, manufacturer says

Another important lesson in always making sure to use trusted network equipment manufacturers was learned recently when a well-known vendor announced it had a major security flaw.

Companies predict end of passwords by 2025

Passwords are an imperfect solution to security. But are they really on the way out? According to many businesses, they are. And it’s long overdue.

Most companies will be breached: Few are prepared for what comes next

With more than six out of every ten companies breached in the past year, you’d think that planning for incident response would be standard. But that’s not the case at all.

Another tech CEO falls victim to the MySpace breach

First, it was Mark Zuckerberg. Now another tech giant has become a living example of why too many password practices are broken.

Where companies see ransomware going

Since 2014, the number of companies hit by ransomware has reportedly doubled. Yet many aren’t taking the right steps to protect themselves.

Alert: You should update your antivirus immediately

A Google researcher has found a flaw in a popular security product that is described as “as bad as it gets.” Anyone who doesn’t update immediately could be putting their systems at risk.

Not skeptical anymore: IT has serious concerns about connected devices

Wearables and other connected devices that make up what’s known as the Internet of Things (IoT) have long been more hype than substance. But now most IT pros agree these devices could pose serious security risks.

Clinton hack went deeper than first reported

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has already acknowledged it was hit by cyberespionage earlier this year. Now comes reports that other groups with close ties were hit by the same attack – and the way it was carried out could have wide-reaching effects.