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Hackers lock guests out of hotel: IoT and ransomware combine

The worlds of ransomware and the Internet of Things (IoT) came to a head recently when an Austrian hotel received an unusual demand: Pay up, or your guests will be locked out of their rooms. 

Bad news: Almost 200,000 sites still have Heartbleed vulnerabilities

You may have thought that you were done worrying about Heartbleed. But it seems like some really terrible patching practices has resulted in it still being a major problem for IT. 

A new zero-day every day? Prediction says it’s possible

Zero-days, or vulnerabilities that have been discovered and exploited but not yet repaired, usually aren’t all that common. That could soon change. 

IT knows ransomware is a risk, but companies can’t stop it

Nothing’s worse than knowing a storm is coming but being unable to do anything about it. That’s how it feels to be a security pro staring down the imminent threat of ransomware right now. 

Phishing attack goes after Gmail users: What you need to know

Most phishing attacks are fairly simple. They often send an attachment or malicious link and try to get users to give up sensitive information. But this one works a bit differently. 

California makes ransomware a crime

The law is notoriously slow to react to cybercrime, but California has recently become the second state to put ransomware-specific legislation on the books. 

Malware discovered on 26 Android devices

Even if your users careful about not picking up malware, they could still be infected. That’s because many attackers are loading the devices with viruses and spyware before users even power them on for the first time. 

Fallout from the Yahoo hack: 4 things it means for you

A Yahoo security breach has affected more than 1 billion accounts. This is an almost inconceivable security incident, easily surpassing the 500 million user breach Yahoo admitted to earlier this year. So chances are you or at least some of your users have been victims of the attack. Here’s what you need to know. 

The phishing attack your users will fall for next

Phishers are smart. They know what attacks work, and how to press the right buttons that get users to open their messages. 

Sick tactic is the latest tool in ransomware

The rise of ransomware-as-a-service was seen as one of the easiest ways to spread malware far and wide. But a new tactic takes this idea a step further, bringing victims in as accomplices in a modern pyramid scheme.