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    Understanding How a Password is Cracked

    Understanding How a Password is Cracked

    If you were to ask us what one of the most important cybersecurity features to have is, chances are, we’d answer “secure passwords.” Sure, this might be the answer that you’d hear from everyone, but that’s because it is really that important. For our tip, we’ll illustrate how it’s so i ...

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    500 Million Users Exposed by Marriott

    500 Million Users Exposed by Marriott

    2018 has been the year of the hack. The problem, so was 2017, 2016, and so on… Marriott International has announced that they have had what could be the second largest data leak in history. They are saying that they are responsible for a data breach that leaked some 500 million records over a five ...

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    It’s Decided: You’re More Likely to be Phished than Breached

    It’s Decided: You’re More Likely to be Phished than Breached

    Few security problems are more dangerous than a network breach. Considering how much you could lose from an unexpected bout with a hacker, it’s no surprise that businesses are concerned. Yet, even some of the most troublesome threats like phishing attacks are often ignored. A new study introduces ...

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    Faxploit: Hundreds of Printers Putting Businesses at Risk of Malware

    Faxploit: Hundreds of Printers Putting Businesses at Risk of Malware

    Printers, along with every other piece of equipment that is on your network, require careful configuration and regular upkeep to ensure that they aren’t putting your data and users at risk. Security researchers recently discovered two massive vulnerabilities in HP Officejet All-in-One printers tha ...

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    Cybersecurity Roundup for the First Half of 2018

    Cybersecurity Roundup for the First Half of 2018

    Each day tens of thousands of people from all over the world are hacked. Not just sent run-of-the-mill phishing emails, but legitimately hacked. This has made the cybersecurity industry grow at a rate only surpassed by the Internet of Things (which ironically may be one of the largest threats to cyb ...

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    Artificial Intelligence May Give Hackers their Greatest Weapon Yet

    Artificial Intelligence May Give Hackers their Greatest Weapon Yet

    Artificial intelligence has been making waves in the world of cybersecurity, as machine learning could potentially make the solutions we have today smarter and better at their intended jobs. However, artificial intelligence has also appeared on the other side of cybersecurity, as cybercriminals have ...

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    Can You Spot the Bait in a Phishing Attack?

    Can You Spot the Bait in a Phishing Attack?

    Hackers are always trying to find creative and new ways to steal data and information from businesses. While spam (unwanted messages in your email inbox) has been around for a very long time, phishing emails have risen in popularity because they are more effective at achieving the desired endgame. H ...

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    Virginia To Upgrade Voting Machines. Hopefully Other States Follow Suit

    Virginia To Upgrade Voting Machines. Hopefully Other States Follow Suit

    The 2016 United States presidential election was an ugly one for multiple reasons--chief among them the accusation that hacked voting machines could have altered the outcome of the election significantly. Thankfully, there are steps being taken to alleviate the worries that third parties might alter ...

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    ALERT: Homeland Security Finds U.S. Power Grid Vulnerable to CrashOverride Malware

    ALERT: Homeland Security Finds U.S. Power Grid Vulnerable to CrashOverride Malware

    On June 12th, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a warning to power grid operators and electric utilities concerning a newly surfaced malware called CrashOverride (aka Industroyer). Only, it’s not entirely new. The world has seen this before and the fallout from it is concerning. The ...

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    Social Media: The Most Effective Tool for Phishing Scams

    Social Media: The Most Effective Tool for Phishing Scams

    One thing that both fishing and phishing have in common is the use of lures. With the right lure, the chance of successfully catching the target improves. When it comes to the digital lures seen in phishing scams, research shows that social media is the most effective. In a recent security report r ...

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