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Week in security with Tony Anscombe

How to break into cybersecurity – Is your password easy to guess? – Shining a spotlight on the security risks of shadow IT The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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What’s lurking in the shadows? How to manage the security risks of shadow IT

Employee use of unsanctioned hardware and software is an increasingly acute problem in the remote and hybrid work era The post What’s lurking in the shadows? How to manage the security risks of shadow IT appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Cybersecurity careers: What to know and how to get started

Want to help make technology safer for everyone? Love solving puzzles? Looking for a rewarding career? Break into cybersecurity! Insights from ESET researchers Aryeh Goretsky and Cameron Camp will put you on the right track. The post Cybersecurity careers: What...
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Brave browser replaces Google with its own search engine

Brave Search will become the default search option for new users in the US, UK, Canada, Germany and France, with more countries to follow soon The post Brave browser replaces Google with its own search engine appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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$5.2 billion worth of Bitcoin transactions possibly tied to ransomware

Threat actors are increasingly using advanced tactics to obfuscate and launder their illicit gains, a report by the US Government finds The post $5.2 billion worth of Bitcoin transactions possibly tied to ransomware appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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A recipe for failure: Predictably poor passwords

Security professionals advise to never use ‘beef stew’ as a password. It just isn’t stroganoff. The post A recipe for failure: Predictably poor passwords appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Phishing and how to avoid taking the bait – Offboarding employees securely – Why old malware refuses to die The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Virus Bulletin: Old malware never dies – it just gets more targeted

Putting a precision payload on top of more generic malware makes perfect sense for malware operators The post Virus Bulletin: Old malware never dies – it just gets more targeted appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Employee offboarding: Why companies must close a crucial gap in their security strategy

There are various ways a departing employee could put your organization at risk of a data breach. How do you offboard employees the right way and ensure your data remains safe? The post Employee offboarding: Why companies must close a...
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Don’t get phished! How to be the one that got away

If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it's probably a duck. Now, how do you apply the duck test to defense against phishing? The post Don’t get phished! How to be...
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Microsoft thwarts record‑breaking DDoS attack

The attack, which clocked in at 2.4 Tbps, targeted one of Azure customers based in Europe The post Microsoft thwarts record‑breaking DDoS attack appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Ransomware cost US companies almost $21 billion in downtime in 2020

The victims lost an average of nine days to downtime and two-and-a-half months to investigations, an analysis of disclosed attacks shows The post Ransomware cost US companies almost $21 billion in downtime in 2020 appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET research discovers ESPecter bootkit – FontOnLake targeting Linux – Fake SafeMoon app update The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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FontOnLake: Previously unknown malware family targeting Linux

ESET researchers discover a malware family with tools that show signs they’re used in targeted attacks The post FontOnLake: Previously unknown malware family targeting Linux appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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Google to turn on 2FA by default for 150 million users, 2 million YouTubers

Two-factor authentication is a simple way to greatly enhance the security of your account The post Google to turn on 2FA by default for 150 million users, 2 million YouTubers appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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China Telecom booted out of USA as Feds worry it could disrupt or spy on local networks

FCC urges more action against Huawei and DJI, too The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has terminated China Telecom's authority to provide communications services in the USA.…
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150 People Arrested in US-Europe Darknet Drug Probe

Law enforcement officials in the U.S. and Europe have arrested 150 people and seized more than $31 million in an international drug trafficking investigation stemming from sales on the darknet, the Justice Department said Tuesday. read more

Free Tool Helps Security Teams Measure Their API Attack Surface

Data Theorem's free API Attack Surface Calculator helps security teams understand potential API exposures.

SquirrelWaffle Loader Malspams, Packing Qakbot, Cobalt Strike

Say hello to what could be the next big spam player: SquirrelWaffle, which is spreading with increasing frequency via spam campaigns and infecting systems with a new malware loader.

North Korea's Lazarus Group Turns to Supply Chain Attacks

State-backed group is among a growing number of threat actors looking at supply chain companies as an entry point into enterprise networks.