IT Security News

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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. 

3 ransomware developments you need to know about

All ransomware is basically the same, right? Wrong. The means by which the malicious files wind up infecting computers and the fallout can vary wildly – and if you’re not up on the latest trends, you could be the next to fall victim. 

Companies less sure of their ability to assess risks

A new study shows that companies are concerned about their risk assessment capabilities.  

Holiday stress extends to IT security as well

Everyone’s under pressure during the holiday season. But for security pros, it’s pressure of a different kind: keeping systems safe as they’re increasingly targeted. 

Annual study highlights biggest cloud concerns

Opinions and attitudes about the cloud are changing constantly. And while most companies are accepting of it as a useful tool, there still are those who have fears and concerns. 

Hackers advertise malware on Google, infect users’ devices

This is a situation you may have never thought you’d have to worry about: Google taking money from hackers, then passing the malware along to you. 

These are the worst passwords you could ever use

Getting users to select secure passwords is difficult. Getting them to stop using these old ‘passwords’ would be better than nothing. 

More than half of Windows users are on a 7-year-old version

That headline sounds bad, but hey … at least it’s not XP. 

You’ll have to wait for Microsoft’s zero-day patch

The latest debate about when it is or isn’t OK to release details of a security vulnerability involves a couple of familiar foes, Microsoft and Google. And while this debate rages, Windows customers will have to wait, knowing they’re vulnerable to attack.