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  1. No organisation is immune: Nearly nine in ten experienced these attacks last year

    Sponsored  Business Email Compromise (BEC) and Email Account Compromise (EAC) are the most expensive cyber threats facing businesses around the globe. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) reports that both scams have resulted in worldwide losses of $26 billion since 2016 – with $1.7 billion in the last year alone.…

  2. Not to worry, there are only *searches* several thousand devices apparently exposed online

    Network administrators are urged to patch their F5 BIG-IP application delivery controllers following the disclosure of a pair of critical remote takeover bugs.…

  3. Best get updating pronto, folks

    The Apache Project's popular Guacamole open-source remote desktop software contained vulns allowing remote attackers to steal login creds and hijack targeted machines, researchers have said.…

  4. Continental capers lead to 750 UK arrests

    French and Dutch police have boasted of infiltrating and killing off encrypted chat service EncroChat, alleging it was used by organised crime gangs to plot murders, sell drugs, launder criminal profits and more.…

  5. Redmond also praised for blocking malware control systems on its clouds

    Microsoft has emitted a pair of security patches to address flaws in Windows 10 that can be potentially exploited by miscreants to hijack PCs. A victim simply needs to be tricked into opening a file containing a specially crafted image on a vulnerable system.…

  6. Focus on usability to avoid buyer’s remorse, Echoworx advises

    Sponsored  In its raw form, email isn't the most secure channel for carrying national secrets. It was originally designed for plain text, and plenty of modern mainstream email systems still don't support encryption out of the box. So if you're someone like Edward Snowden, you'll want to make darn sure that your correspondent knows how to use encryption.…

  7. VPN gear vulnerable to remote hijackings

    Cisco has patched a cross-site scripting vulnerability in two VPN routers it sells to small businesses and branch offices.…

  8. Legislation to root out subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces following year of civil unrest

    China's mainland government has enforced a sweeping national security law in Hong Kong, increasing its hold on the territory in what HK's chief exec, Carrie Lam, has described as the "most important development" in the former British colony's history since its handover.…

  9. Make a secure digital transformation possible

    Webcast  Most businesses tell us that they think email encryption is a priority that's part of their digital transformation and cloud migration. But not many of them use the security mechanism consistently.…

  10. EvilQuest targets Mac pirates, poses as legit network security and music tools

    Security bods are sounding the alarm following the discovery of a rare brand-new strain of Mac ransomware.…

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