IT Security News

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Security’s an afterthought when it comes to the cloud

Most IT pros say that cloud decisions are rarely handled by the security team, and that’s a serious problem. No wonder they also say that the cloud adds risk. 

The anatomy of a spearphishing campaign: 3 keys to stopping one

TrendMicro has discovered and reported on a spearphishing campaign that went after some very high-value targets. What it found could have lessons you can use for protecting your own users. 

CryptoWall: The new ransomware threat

It mimics Cryptolocker, but this malware isn’t the same as the now mostly defunct ransomware. This one, CryptoWall, is spread by ad networks on some popular sites, exposing as many as three million users a day. 

Beware of VoIP scammers: 3 keys

While companies scramble to protect their systems against hackers, one target is increasingly becoming a popular means of stealing money: the humble land line.  

Problems with passwords: Users hate them, can’t remember them

A new survey highlights several problems with passwords: They’re forgettable, inefficient and users would rather listen to “The Macarena” than put up with them. (No, seriously. They would.)

The cost of cyberattacks just keeps climbing

Cyberattacks are going to cost companies some serious cash. The only really question is how much it will be and what steps you need to take to prepare for these devastating incidents. 

While IT sweats BYOD policies, users reject them

Two recent reports show that neither users nor IT are particularly comfortable with BYOD as it stands today. And while IT is working to refine these policies, users are likely to ignore them. 

FBI issues warning: Watch out for insider threats

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently sounded an alarm for IT pros. It’s seen an uptick in cyberattacks against businesses – and the threat is increasingly coming from disgruntled and former employees. 

‘Jimmy Kimmel’ is IT Public Enemy No. 1

OK, that might be stretching it a bit much. But in McAfee’s annual report of the most dangerous celebrity searches, ABC’s late night funnyman came out on top. 

What JPMorgan says about cybersecurity shortcomings

Another day, another major data breach. This time, it’s JPMorgan’s turn in the spotlight, as the private information of 76 million households and 7 million small businesses was exposed in a relatively simple phishing attack.