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Antivirus Isn't Dead, It Just Can't Keep Up

A few months ago, a company called LastLine Labs published some explosive data about antivirus products. They studied hundreds of thousands of pieces of malware for a year, and tracked ...
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[InfoGraphic] The Most Used InfoSec Words In 2014

We took almost 25,000 Hackbusters #infosec articles from 100+ feeds in 2014 and tabulated the hot topics. This "word-cloud" infographic is the result! What's Really The #1 Hot InfoSec ...
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Ransomware Beats APT In Terms Of Severe Impact

MalwareBytes Research showed that in the year 2014, 82% of companies were attacked online. Their research also showed that browser vulnerabilities will be the biggest challenge going ...
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Top 10 InfoSec Pain Points

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What's -Really- The #1 Hot Security Topic?

There is an enormous amount of noise in the security space, so how do you know what people really talk about and think is the most important topic? Well, we created the Hackbusters site ...
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A cybersecurity video you should really watch

Cybersecurity as Realpolitik by Dan Geer at Black Hat USA 2014
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NSA's Monstermind Aims To Detect And Stop Cyber Attacks Instantly

WIRED magazine had the scoop, by directly talking to Edward Snowden recently. An NSA program known as MonsterMind, currently under development, is being designed to detect and stop cyber ...
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Scam Of The Week: "For Sale: CyberVor False Sense Of Security"

Are the credentials of one of your users among the stash of the 1.2 billion stolen passwords? A small Internet security company will tell you for just a 120 bucks per year. Their ...
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Is Antivirus as Vulnerable as Any Other Product?

Joxean Koret, a security researcher from the Singapore-based Coseinc, using a "fuzzer" tool he built himself, found numerous remotely exploitable vulnerabilities in multiple antivirus ...
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Whitelisting Community Preview: MalwareShield

You have heard me talk about whitelisting the last few years. Well I have some news! You may not know that most of us here at KnowBe4 are ex-antivirus people who came from the Sunbelt ...
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Malware Only Lives For A Few Hours

Rob Rachwald and Zheng Bu at FireEye came up with some interesting observations: "At FireEye, we look at hundreds of malware samples daily, and, in a recent talk at RSA Conference, Zheng ...
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Shocker Symantec Admits That Antivirus Is Dead

An article in the Wall Street Journal of May 5, 2014 summarized what I have been talking about these last few years. 25 years ago, Symantec was one of the first IT security companies to ...
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What's The Best Free Antivirus For Windows 8?

Use the free built-in antivirus called Windows Defender? Use a free tool like Avast? Buy a third party tool?
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U.S. Risks National Blackout From Small-Scale Attack

The Wall Street Journal this morning published something that I do NOT like at all. I am expressing myself mildly.  A federal analysis says that sabotage of just nine key substations is ...
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Are malware threats making anti-virus software useless?

CBC News had a pretty controversial headline today. They wrote that some computer consultants say the global malware threat has gotten so bad that conventional security measures, such as ...
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SNEAK PEEK at hot new site HACKBUSTERS

KnowBe4 Announces HackBusters, A Curated IT Security News Site
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The Relationship Between Compliance And Security

This venn-diagram illustrates the relationship between Compliance and Security in a funny way.
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Yahoo Email Hacked

Yahoo warned yesterday that unknown attackers have attempted to access a number of Yahoo Mail accounts, and urged users to change their passwords even if they haven't been affected. Jay ...
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Feb 1st Is National Change Your Password Day

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