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Have You Been Fooled By An Insidious Text Message?

It’s completely understandable if checking your voicemail on your smartphone has become a dull chore. These days, people trying to reach you likely do so via email or text message. If you want to talk to someone using your actual voice, you may prefer using Skype or Google Hangouts or one of a plethora of

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Before You Forget Cybersecurity Month, Remember These 4 Tips

Every October since 2004, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance have co-sponsored NSCAM — National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. And now that we’ve just wrapped up NSCAM for 2018, it’s a good time to review all the key takeaways that will help you stay safe in the coming year, securing

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New Windows Defender Stops Viruses From Leaking Nasty Poison

Windows Defender has been around in some form or another since January 2005. In 2004, Microsoft bought GIANT AntiSpyware, an application which prevents spyware infections. Spyware is a type of malware which spies on you and allows cyber attackers to see what you’re doing on your computer and to view all the files on your

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Introducing The Dangerous New Software That Will Ruin You

Heard of Azorult? Well, it’s a form of information-stealing malware with multiple features, including the ability to download even more malware from its command and control servers. Think of it like a Swiss Army Knife for cyber attackers—the little tool that does everything. Azorult was first spotted in early January 2018, although it may have

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Here’s A Warning To The Police: Ransomware Is The New Criminal

In the past, information used by the police department to investigate crimes came in the form of paper documents, resting in physical file folders, housed in a series of file cabinets. These days, not a ton has really changed, as police departments still store data in this type of antiquated, old-fashioned way. But as fields

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Why Pentagon Weapons Are Frightfully Easy To Hack

It’s a fact—some industries are more digitally secure than others. Based on your own knowledge, which ones do you think have the best cybersecurity? The American military and the Pentagon ought to be near the top of the list, right? They have weapons, equipment, infrastructure, and oodles of resources, all of which can can protect

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How In The World Will The U.S. Secure Its Midterm Elections?

If there’s one thing we learned from the 2016 U.S. elections, it’s this: the entire process is in serious need of a cybersecurity update. And the biggest thing on most people’s minds right now as we head towards the midterm elections on November 6 is this: has the security situation gotten any better? Given how

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You Need To Know The Simple Truth About Web Hosts And Malware

A great deal of the malware going around these days is spread through the web. And yet, many web hosting companies don’t recognize that their hosted pages have been infected by malware or that one of their web hosting customers is deliberately distributing bad code. Reporting these types of malware-based incidents should be easy, so

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Something Actually Needs To Be Done About This Scary Cryptojacking Epidemic

Monero is a popular form of cryptocurrency, and it’s also the most common digital coin for cryptomining malware. There are two main reasons for Monero’s popularity with cyberattackers. The first is, it’s the cryptocurrency that’s generated by the Coinhive web-based cryptominer, which when deployed (with the consent of website owners and webpage visitors), is actually

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How Certain Malware Will Make You Hack In Your Sleep

These days, many home appliances and electronics don’t work the way they used to. With the invention of self-monitoring, analysis, and reporting technology (SMART), a lot of the devices around the house won’t shut off completely unless they are completely disconnected from their source of electricity. We saw this trend about 12 years ago with PS3

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