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Trying to filter out phishing emails is tough work, even for organizations trying to find a better way through automation, according to a new study from security software company GreatHorn. The company makes software that seeks out phishing attempts and can autonomously block them, but even its customers don’t switch on all the features, according […]

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Interesting research: Sebastian Hellmeier, “The Dictator’s Digital Toolkit: Explaining Variation in Internet Filtering in Authoritarian Regimes,” Politics & Policy, 2016 (full paper is behind a paywall): Abstract: Following its global diffusion during the last decade, the Internet was expected to become a liberation technology and a threat for autocratic regimes by facilitating collective action. Recently, […]

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There’s a growing trend among cyber-criminals to target and even filter out specific countries when designing ransomware, according to SophosLabs. To lure more victims with their attacks, cyber-criminals are now crafting customized spam to carry threats using regional vernacular, brands and payment methods for better cultural compatibility. Ransomware cleverly disguised as authentic email notifications, complete […]

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