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Intel Thinks Antivirus Is Shit And Dumps Useless McAfee

Remember that in a gray past, Intel had an antivirus product called Intel LanDesk Virus Protect? Well, that Intel LanDesk Virus Protect got acquired by Symantec in 1998, and Intel must ...
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New KnowBe4 Survey: Ransomware Infections Double In Two Years

We have just released the first long-time study focusing on IT Pros experience with ransomware. In June 2016 we surveyed 1,138 companies in a variety of industries and compared your ...
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InfoSec Analyst: "We Make People Suck At IT Security"

IT Security analyst Ben Tomhave calls himself an infosec obsessive and I admire his insightful analyses when they appear. This time he commented on the recent attacks that followed the ...
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New KnowBe4 Feature: Vulnerable Browser Plugin Detection

How Can I See If My Users Have Vulnerable Browser Plugins Installed? Within your console, you can automatically detect what vulnerable plugins any clickers on your phishing tests have ...
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Users Really Do Plug in USB Drives They Find

Been suspecting that your users are plugging in any USB stick they find, to see what is on it? Well, you are right, they actually do that. Fresh scientific research by Google, and the ...
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InfoSec World 2016 Conference & Expo

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TeamViewer Denies It Is Surprise Ransomware Infection Vector

A modified version of EDA2, an open source ransomware strain developed by Turkish computer engineering student Utku Sen, --by the way, thanks Utku, that was a very smart idea-- has been ...
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Apple Defies U.S. Magistrate's Order To Unlock Shooter Suspect's iPhone

Apple this week released a statement regarding what has been an ongoing battle for months. The FBI requested that Apple unlock the encypted iPhone belonging to San Bernadino shooter Syed ...
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Top 10 Predictions for 2016: Read It, This Is A Good One

At the end of the year I spend a few days reading all the IT security pundit's 2016 predictions and synthesize them with my own perspective. The Crystal Ball issue is the shortest of the ...
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Stop End-Users From Doing Stupid Stuff

Roger A. Grimes is an InfoWorld contributing editor. Roger holds more than 40 computer certifications and has authored eight books on computer security. He has been fighting malware and ...
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WSJ Gives Powerful Ammo For More InfoSec Budget

A front page article in the Wall Street Journal describes the escalating arms race for a possible cyberwar. This article is a great way to get C-level execs a crash course about ...
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[INFOGRAPHIC] Security of The Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things is far from secure. Don't trust me, just check the FBI, they are getting worried about this too. I have talked about hacks of Internet enabled devices before, ...
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This Weekend's Microsoft Windows 10 Upgrade Nightmare

OK, so I decided to upgrade my plain vanilla Dell XPS box that I bought 2 years ago, running Windows 8.1. Enough memory, nothing special installed. Upgraded using the "Get Windows 10" ...
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AV firm BitDefender Hacked; Did Not Encrypt Customer Passwords

I saw it first at The Hacker News. Mohit Kumar, Founder and Editor-in-Chief had the scoop and his analysis hit the nail on the head: "The Data breach in BitDefender is incredibly ...
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Confidence In Antivirus Falls To All-time Low

Bromium is a company with a new antivirus mousetrap, so it will try to make old mousetraps look, well... old. However, they do point out correctly that traditional antivirus is starting ...
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How The NSA Killed Internet Security in 1978

Here is a very short summary of Internet security which explains why the current version of the Internet is not secure. It was not built securely from day one because the NSA objected to ...
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The Information Security Policy Trap

InfoSec genius Ben Tomhave wrote: "It's that time of year again: time to update the policies! This annual exercise is always a source of great enjoyment for me (no, not really). After ...
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Why your brain shuts down when you see a security alert

Been mystified why end-users do not seem to get it? Their eyes glazing over when a security alert pops up on their screen? Brand new neuroscience research using MRI shows a dramatic drop ...
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Antivirus Products Are Slow at Making Malware Signatures

The traditional malicious software detection approach is far from being sufficient, especially in corporate environments. More and more it's found that antivirus products can take months ...
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AV-TEST: "There are now 12 million new malware variants per month"

The AV-Test reported that they found 143 Million new malware samples in 2014 and 12 million new variants per month.
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