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Top CyberSecurity News For 28th August 2016

  1. Fantom Ransomware Mimics Windows Update ScreenFrom Softpedia. 

    Ransomware often tries to disguise its malicious behavior using various tricks. The latest method observed is that employed by a new variant called Fantom, which shows a fake Windows Update screen while, in reality, it’s encrypting the user’s files.

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ARES Cyber Essentials - Volume 3

Back again with Volume 3 of my fortnightly blog – ARES Cyber Essentials, where this week I have written about my analysis of news and data concerning the ongoing global threats to business and individuals through the practice of PHISHING… Phishing is not a new phenomenon, but the methods used by hackers and cyber criminals is increasingly sophisticated and the sheer volume of phishing emails sent is astronomical. 109 more words

Cyber Attacks

Fantom Ransomware Mimics Windows Update Screen

Ransomware found being delivered as Windows critical update

Ransomware often tries to disguise its malicious behavior by various tricks.
The latest method observed is from a new variant called Fantom, which shows a fake Windows Update screen, while in reality, it’s encrypting the user’s files…
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Ransomware

Lord of the Malware 

Malware, spyware or what ever you choose to name it. Has hit a new level of discreteness this week. Sauron is a malicious program that has been secretly roaming the internet, undetected since 2011. 58 more words

Science Items

The Coming Pokemon War

It’s been about 6 weeks since the gates to the digital demon domain were opened and the GEOINT Pokémon monsters were unleashed out of Alphabet’s laboratories and into the wild. 3,327 more words

Technology Gone Wrong

The Ten Most Common Website Security Vulnerabilities (Part 2)

Hopefully, you were able to read the first part of this article, which discusses the first five most common website security vulnerabilities.

Too many online companies wait until after a data breach has occurred until website security becomes a priority. 151 more words

Website Security

The Ten Most Common Website Security Vulnerabilities (Part 1)

Here are the first five most common website security vulnerabilities:

Common Mistake #1: Injection Flaws
Common Mistake #2: Broken Authentication
Common Mistake #3: Cross Site Scripting (XSS) 62 more words

Website Security