Cybersecurity

Hackers Created Thousands of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Related Sites As Bait

Hackers Created Thousands of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Related Sites As Bait

As the world comes to grips with the coronavirus pandemic, the situation has proven to be a blessing in disguise for threat actors, who've taken advantage of the opportunity to target victims with scams or malware campaigns Now, according to a new report published by Check Point Research today and shared with The Hacker News, hackers are exploiting the COVID-19 outbreak to spread their own infections,...

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7 Steps to Avoid Uncoordinated Vulnerability Disclosure

7 Steps to Avoid Uncoordinated Vulnerability Disclosure

Imagine the following situation You work as a security manager for a company that owns the website wwwexamplecom One day, your sales department receives an email from an unknown individual The sales department forwards it to you The email has the following content: You examplecom/loginphp page break Send XSS </script><img/%00/src="worksinchrome:prompt(1)"/%00/onerror=’eval(src)’><img/ src=`~`...

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Beefing up your security for 2020

Beefing up your security for 2020

It’s the dawn of a new decade As we look to a year of promise and excitement, its probably a good idea to pay a bit more attention to cybersecurity Most of our modern activities revolve around technology It makes sense to take security a bit more seriously So, here’s a list of things you could look to implementing to upgrade your security experience in 2020 Passwords Let’s start with the obvious one...

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Will streaming services pose increasing security threats?

Will streaming services pose increasing security threats?

Streaming services aren’t anything new They’ve been around for quite some time But over the past couple of years, the industry has seen some increasing competition This has been largely due to global corporations entering the market Companies like Disney, Amazon, and even Apple want a big chunk of the market share On the plus side, the increasing competition means that there will be more options and...

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Some of the most notable data breaches in history

Some of the most notable data breaches in history

Data breaches aren’t new There’s a target painted on almost every system today Particularly if that system contains valuable data in the millions After all, data is the new oil Among the many high-profile hacks that have happened over the last decade, here are some of the notable ones The WhatsApp hack Back in May, a WhatsApp vulnerability was discovered This vulnerability allowed attackers to inject...

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