Tag: Cybersecurity

Axonius raises $13 million to help businesses track and secure their connected devices

As hackers get smarter and the magnitude of their damage expands, a growing number of cybersecurity firms are trying to persuade legacy companies to rethink their security strategy. Israeli startup Axonius today raised $13 million in series A funding to continue that pursuit. The round was led by California-headquartered VC firm Bessemer, Axonius […]

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UK bank falls victim to SS7 attacks, allowing cybercriminals to drain accounts and reminding us why SMS two-factor authentication sucks

By now everyone should know that two-factor authentication via SMS is outdated and insecure. But in case anyone needs a reminder, here it is: Metro Bank in the UK was recently the victim of something called SS7 attacks, which basically allow anyone with access to reroute text messages and calls as they please, as well […]

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Huawei indicted, China responds. Should consumers worry?

The U.S. socked Huawei right in the mouth with the power of a heavyweight boxer. The Department of Justice this week filed indictments against the company, alleging it stole trade secrets, violated trade sanctions against Iran, and committed fraud. Everyone knew the hit was coming, but that doesn’t stop it from smarting. The indictments are […]

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Watch these researchers show how easy it is to hack construction cranes

It might sound like something out of a Hollywood blockbuster — hackers getting into position behind a control panel and taking over a construction site, using the equipment there to wreak large-scale havoc. Unfortunately, in a new paper published today by researchers Federico Maggi and Marco Balduzzi, it’s not as far-fetched as it sounds. Indeed, […]

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Disconnect VPN is offering lifetime premium subscriptions for just $49

Although stories about hackers infiltrating the servers of Fortune 500 companies and government agencies tend to dominate the headlines, hackers are just as interested (if not more interested) in breaking into personal computers and smartphones. With just a few lines of code, cyber thieves can access everything from your browsing […]

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Become a certified cybersecurity expert — Just $39 this week

At AA Picks we love finding career-enhancing offers, and during Black Friday week they’re flowing freely. Today’s pick – the 2018 Cybersecurity Bootcamp Bundle – is a great example. Hacking has become rife in recent years. It’s out of control. Recently, even the Make-A-Wish charity that offers uplifting experiences for children with serious illnesses was […]

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Get $5k of cybersecurity training for just $59! Fast track your career now

Cybersecurity is fast becoming one of the biggest and most lucrative industries out there. Ethical hackers are sought after, especially those with qualifications to back up their skills. If you’ve got several of the most globally-recognized certifications then you’re going to be in high demand. That’s where the 2018 Cybersecurity Bootcamp Bundle comes in. This huge […]

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College isn’t everything — You can still get your dream job in tech

If you’re not headed back to school this Fall, that’s okay. College isn’t everything. Some of the most influential (and richest) people from our generation dropped out or never even went. That said, education is a valuable tool. The most successful people didn’t stop learning. They just learned in other ways. This is easier than […]

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WhatsApp vulnerability could be used to spread fake news and scam users

Cybersecurity researchers from Check Point have unearthed a vulnerability in WhatsApp that could allow attackers to trick users by intercepting messages and editing the content. This opens up the possibility of scamming people and spreading misinformation. According to Check Point, there are three methods that can be employed to fool WhatsApp users, outlined below: Changing […]

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Link About It: How Lava Lamps Are Helping in the Fight Against Hackers

How Lava Lamps Are Helping in the Fight Against Hackers on 06 August 2018 One timestamped relic is now helping a web security firm fend off the most skilled hackers: lava lamps. Believe it or not, the shapeshifting novelty invented in 1963 is experiencing another renaissance. Cloudflare is filming a lava lamp—along with a pendulum […]

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Ransomware attack forces town’s employees to go back to typewriters

Not perfect, but it’ll do for now.Image: EITAN ABRAMOVICH/AFP/Getty Images By Stan Schroeder2018-08-02 09:08:31 UTC A borough and a town in Alaska have been hit by a devastating ransomware attack, forcing employees to completely forego computers and go back to typewriters and hand receipts.  Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su), a borough in the Anchorage Metropolitan Statistical Area, has […]

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DHS launches a new cyber hub to coordinate against threats to US infrastructure

Among the many things the current administration has been criticized for is its lack of a unified strategy to combat cyber threats, especially in light of ongoing election interference and psy ops perpetrated by Russia. The Department of Homeland Security is advancing the ball with the creation of the National Risk Management Center, intended on […]

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