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Defenders face creative adversaries who are constantly evolving their attack arsenal. To help the good guys know what they’re up against, here are some of the attack vectors that have been frequently used in recent months. Some of these vectors – like fileless malware attacks and ransomware – are likely well-known to security professionals. But […]

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Ransomware has had a banner year so far. Two major attacks — WannaCry and NotPetya — have caused, conservatively, hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, while cybercriminals continue to target users’ systems and data. Proactive companies, however, do have options. The most consistent defense against ransomware continues to be good backups and a well-tested […]

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Google employees have identified a total of seven vulnerabilities, including ones that allow remote code execution, in the Dnsmasq network services software. Written and maintained by Simon Kelley, Dnsmasq is a lightweight tool designed to provide DNS, DHCP, router advertisement and network boot services for small networks. Dnsmasq is used by Linux distributions, routers, smartphones […]

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Everyone around the globe has heard about the colossal Equifax breach last month. Its implications haven’t yet been fully calculated except now that the CEO has resigned from his job, we know it’s serious. However, one fact is clear – the data was exfiltrated by hackers. This isn’t the first time-sensitive information has been pumped […]

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