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Protect your business from DDoS attacks: Join this webinar to find out more

Expert advice on how to combat one of the most dangerous online threats Promo  With the COVID-19 pandemic leading us all to depend on online services like we never have before, a DDoS attack that takes operations offline can have very serious and long-term consequences for a business. Add to this the huge surge in DDoS attacks this year, with assaults...

It’s dark out there, and if you want to keep the lights on, you need to update your cyber-security skills with SANS

Learn over one week, two weeks, or even two days – the choice is yours Promo  As the nights get darker, and the holiday season begins, thoughts naturally turn to… how am I am going to sharpen up my cyber-security skills in 2021? And how am I going to find the time to do it? After all, miscreants are showing no sign of deskilling or taking a day off...

Crooks posing as COVID-19 'cold chain' company phished EU for vaccine intel, says IBM

Medical fridge firm finagling carries hallmarks of state-sponsored hack dogs An unidentified group of malicious sorts impersonated a so-called "cold chain" company involved in COVID-19 vaccine distribution networks then targeted an EU governmental agency, according to IBM.…

Android devs: If you're using the Google Play Core Library, update it against this remote file inclusion CVE. Pronto

You should have done that in April anyway, says Check Point, but lots of you haven't. *Cough* Cisco Teams Updated  Infosec bods from Check Point have discovered that popular apps are still running outdated versions of Google’s Play Core library for Android – versions that contained a remote file inclusion vulnerability.…

ACLU sues US govt, demands to know if agents are buying their way around warrants to track suspects' smartphones

'Cos that would be against the Fourth Amendment, legal team says The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has sued the US government, claiming Homeland Security agents trampled over people's constitutional rights – by buying phone location data from commercial brokers rather than getting necessary search warrants.…

How a nightmare wormable, wireless, automatic hijack-a-nearby-iPhone security flaw was found and fixed

You're probably all patched by now, which is just as well A Google security guru has published details of a critical hole in Apple's iOS that can be exploited by miscreants to hijack strangers' iPhones over the air without any user interaction.…

Hacker given three years for stealing secret Nintendo Switch blueprints, collecting child sex abuse vids

Ryan Hernandez continued to raid gaming giant's systems even after FBI gave him a warning A young man caught hacking into Nintendo’s servers to steal secret Switch blueprints has been sentenced to three years in prison after ignoring an FBI warning to stop.…

Ever had a bogus call from someone claiming to be the IRS? A tax scam ringleader just got sent down for 20 years

Hitesh Patel also faces $9m payback for defrauding thousands of US citizens The man who headed an international criminal call center racket that conned Americans into handing over tens of millions of dollars in the belief they were being chased for money by the US government has been jailed for 20 years.…

How the human immune system inspired a new approach to email security

AI excels at interpreting high volume, high velocity, complex data – which is just the ticket here Sponsored  Computer scientists have long been interested in the human body's immune system. It fights off an incredible range of attacks spanning from the common cold to flu, measles, and worse. As companies face a rising tide of cyber attacks, a new approach...

As if Productivity Score wasn't creepy enough, Microsoft has patented tech for 'meeting quality monitoring devices'

Speech patterns consistent with boredom?! Minus 10 points! The slightly creepy "Productivity Score" may not be all that's in store for Microsoft 365 users, judging by a trawl of Redmond's patents.…

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