In October, most people look forward to pumpkin carving, changing weather and, if you’re Canadian, Thanksgiving. But for us in the security world, one of the most exciting things about October is the fact that it’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
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Amid news that HP is offloading its Autonomy assets, you may be mulling the fate of your legacy archive tools. Autonomy’s frequent changes in ownership have created new questions. Can my vendor continue to innovate? Will it execute on its roadmap?
A recent experiment involving 1,700 university students demonstrated that over half clicked through targeted malicious emails.
[Update, September 15, 2016 – This post was updated to reflect recent, ongoing research on Pokemon GO and related apps]
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The 2016 Rio Olympic games are likely to be the most digitally-enabled Olympics in history, but that presents as many opportunities for attackers as it does for the viewing public. New Proofpoint research suggests that digital risks could affect virtual attendees and fans worldwide.
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Observers might be tempted to conclude that the abrupt drop in exploit kit activity in June means a diminished threat from drive-by malvertising attacks.
It’s nothing new that attackers and scammers use popular events and national or regional crisis situations as lures to get victims to fall for their schemes. Tactics range from obtaining money as a fake charity, credential phishing or even malware downloads if victims click on the URL.