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Remove Hidden Data And Personal Information By Inspecting Documents

This is a good hint for your users from the Microsoft website: "If you plan to share an electronic copy of a Microsoft Word document with clients or colleagues, it is a good idea to ...
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If You Do The Cyber Crime, Expect To Do The Time

Roger Grimes at InfoWorld observes something encouraging..."Every public speaker and writer likes a good catchphrase or refrain that will grab the audience's attention. One of mine: ...
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CyberheistNews Vol 2, #15

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Finally Defined: 'Advanced Persistent Threat'

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Global Payment Hack: Almost 340 Million Drop in Value

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="Global Payment Hacked"][/caption] This is what they said in their press release: “Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), a leader in ...
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New Strategies to Fight Phishing

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="175" caption="Fighting Phishing"][/caption] BankInfo Security summarized the phishing problem for the Financial Industry, and quotes the security ...
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Users are the weakest link in IT

Some excellent work by our colleagues at Trend Micro. They see that users are the weakest link in IT! [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="550" caption="Weakest Link in IT"][/caption]
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Malicious Office documents target Mac OS X

Trendmicro reported: "We have recently analyzed a series of emails sent to specific users that leverage a certain prominent socio-political issue. One of these messages is about the ...
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Unique Malware Samples 2006-2011

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="361" caption="Malware Unique Samples"][/caption] Malware is still exploding. Check out this graph. During the last few years, the security industry ...
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Video on Zeus Botnet Takedown

You have probably heard about how Microsoft, the US Marshals together with some other organizations killed some some Zeus botnets. Microsoft's PR crew released a video about the operation ...
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Netherlands Gets European Centre for Cybercrime

Holland's capital The Hague will get a new international showpiece. The new European Centre for Cybercrime will start there early 2013. European Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia ...
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CyberheistNews vol 2, #14

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How To Phish Your Employees

I wrote a new article that is also available in the resources section on our website: More and more, the bad guys are bypassing your firewall, endpoint protection and other ...
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Shield your business from cybercrooks

Anne Fisher, Editor of New York's Executive Inbox wrote: "Can you recognize a potentially disastrous breach of your computer system’s security when you see it? Let’s find out with two ...
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Look Ma, malware without files!

Wow, instead of an exploit dropping a file onto the file system and running it... a DLL is injected straight into memory from the exploit, leaving nothing to scan on the harddrive. Writen ...
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CyberheistNews vol 2, #13

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CyberheistNews vol 2, #12

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CyberheistNews vol 2, #11

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CyberheistNews vol 2, #10

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CyberheistNews vol 2, #9

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