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6 Android Phone Encryption Pros and Cons You Should Know

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Encryption is a hot topic lately, especially as people have growing concerns about data security. If you’re thinking about encrypting your Android, here are some Android phone encryption pros and cons to help you decide what to do. It’s a Security Booster One of the top reasons why many people encrypt their Android devices … + Read More. The post 6 Android Phone Encryption Pros and Cons You Should Know appeared first on Productivity Bytes.

5 Cyber Security Laws and Regulations You Need to Know

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Cyber security is increasingly relevant. The number of data breaches in the U.S. reached 1.2 million in 2018, with over 446.5 million records exposed. The country witnessed the largest data breach in its history when Yahoo revealed that hackers stole data related to at least 500 million accounts. Clearly, it’s critical to keep informed of … + Read More. The post 5 Cyber Security Laws and Regulations You Need to Know appeared first on Productivity Bytes.

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5 Best Free Anti-Malware Programs for Your Computer

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Computers are great when they work well and intensely frustrating when they don’t. You may have done the same thing that many people do to keep computer-related problems at bay, which is to download and install anti-virus software. That’s a practical first step, but anti-malware software is also beneficial. What’s the Difference Between Anti-Virus and … + Read More. The post 5 Best Free Anti-Malware Programs for Your Computer appeared first on Productivity Bytes.

What You Need to Know About Voice Hacking

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As technology advances, more weaknesses and vulnerabilities appear that hackers can use to take advantage of their victims, like phishing, voice hacking and more. Identity theft is one of the most damaging forms of cybercrime, and voice hacking is a subset of that. This kind of attack involves collecting or stealing audio samples that can … + Read More. The post What You Need to Know About Voice Hacking appeared first on Productivity Bytes. Cybersecurity News Bytes apps news security

Open Source & Open Standards: Navigating the Intricacies of a Symbiotic Partnership

Speaker: Guy Martin, Executive Director of OASIS Open

The COVID-19 global pandemic has raised the already bright visibility of technology to an even higher level. Join Guy Martin, Executive Director at OASIS Open, as he presents this webinar that will discuss how we can make open source and open standards even more effective by helping them recapture their strong partnership.

5 Best Cyber Security Companies to Work For in 2019

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Technology has been the hot-to-trot job market for some time now. But not all tech. companies are created equal. If you’re currently pounding pavement looking for new work, it helps to be targeted and have an idea of the type of company you want to work for. Many tech companies have expanded what employees expect … + Read More. The post 5 Best Cyber Security Companies to Work For in 2019 appeared first on Productivity Bytes. Cybersecurity security tech

Should You Be Worried About Apps Tracking Personal Data?

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For years now, maybe even decades, we’ve been living in a digital age. Anything and everything we do is quantified as data. The products we buy and prefer. The websites, apps, and media we consume. The places we go. All this information and more is being parsed into digital files, and it gets fed back … + Read More. The post Should You Be Worried About Apps Tracking Personal Data? appeared first on Productivity Bytes. Big Data Cybersecurity apps gadgets security tech

What You Need to Know About the iMessage Security Flaw

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Apple has been in the news a lot lately, and most of the stories are about encryption. It’s currently in a battle with the FBI about adding a back door to its encryption software to allow law enforcement to access files on a locked iPhone, and now the software is coming under fire again. Researchers … + Read More. The post What You Need to Know About the iMessage Security Flaw appeared first on Productivity Bytes. Cybersecurity News Bytes apps productivity security

Are Your Wireless Gadgets Vulnerable to Hacking?

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Hackers are constantly looking for new ways to breach a system, through both hardware and software vulnerabilities. That’s why researchers and white hat hackers — the good guys — use pre-emptive measures to find these vulnerabilities. They hack into a system, bring attention to problem areas, and hopefully allow companies to fix the issue in … + Read More. The post Are Your Wireless Gadgets Vulnerable to Hacking? appeared first on Productivity Bytes.

What You Need to Know About the Recent FBI Hack

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You know things are getting pretty bad when government agencies like the IRS and the Department of Homeland Security have experienced data breaches. Hackers were able to collect and make public the data records of nearly 10,000 Department of Homeland Security employees. Sadly, that’s not the end of it. The same hackers recently published the … + Read More. The post What You Need to Know About the Recent FBI Hack appeared first on Productivity Bytes.

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

What We Can Learn From the Hacking Team Hack

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There is one word that strikes fear into the heart of government agencies and firms engaged in dealings of a secretive and questionable nature. Hacktivism” has inspired decentralized groups of hackers dedicated to routing out unlawful espionage, corporate greed and human rights violations wherever they occur. And sometimes other hackers are the target of such … + Read More. The post What We Can Learn From the Hacking Team Hack appeared first on Productivity Bytes.

At Least 30,000 U.S. Organizations Newly Hacked Via Holes in Microsoft’s Email Software

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Three Top Russian Cybercrime Forums Hacked

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Over the past few weeks, three of the longest running and most venerated Russian-language online forums serving thousands of experienced cybercriminals have been hacked.

Researchers Disclose More Malware Used in SolarWinds Attack

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Microsoft, FireEye Find Additional Payloads Used During Supply Chain Attack Researchers with Microsoft and FireEye are disclosing additional malware used by the hacking group that targeted SolarWinds last December.

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The Best Data Retention Policy & Template To Get You Started

In this whitepaper from Onna, we will walk you through data retention best practices and provide you with a downloadable template to help you get organized and gain better visibility into your data’s lifecycle.

Ryuk Ransomware Updated With 'Worm-Like Capabilities'

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Prolific Ransomware Can 'Spread Automatically' Inside Networks, CERT-FR Warns Prolific Ryuk ransomware has a new trick up its sleeve. "A

Exchange Server Attacks Spread After Disclosure of Flaws

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Forecast Calls for Backdoored Email and Possibly Ransomware, Cryptominers One day after Microsoft disclosed four serious flaws in Microsoft Exchange email servers, attackers are going on a wide hunt for vulnerable machines, experts say.

Senators Grill Cybersecurity Execs on SolarWinds Attack

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FireEye, Microsoft, CrowdStrike Offer New Details and Recommendations The CEOs of SolarWinds, Microsoft, FireEye and CrowdStrike rolled out a series of cybersecurity recommendations to a U.S.

Indian Vaccine Makers, Oxford Lab Reportedly Hacked

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Incidents Spotlight Growing COVID-19-Related Cyberthreats Two Indian vaccine makers and an Oxford University lab are reportedly among the latest targets of hackers apparently seeking to steal COVID-19 research data

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How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

The new DevSecOps team is up and running, and you feel ready to take on rising security threats while delivering quality software updates. But that leaves just one question: how do you monitor your new program as effectively and efficiently as possible? Join Shannon Lietz, Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and award-winning innovator, to learn the answers to these questions so you can lead your DevSecOps team to the top!

Researchers Disclose More Malware Used in SolarWinds Hack

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Microsoft, FireEye Find Additional Payloads Used During Supply Chain Attack Researchers with Microsoft and FireEye are disclosing additional malware used by the hacking group that targeted SolarWinds in December.

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Chinese Attack Tool Gains Gmail Access

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Campaign Targets Tibetan Organizations Proofpoint reports that Chinese state-sponsored hackers are using a new customized malicious Mozilla Firefox browser extension that facilitates access and control of victims’ Gmail accounts. So far, the hackers are targeting Tibetan organizations

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How $100M in Jobless Claims Went to Inmates

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The U.S. Labor Department’s inspector general said this week that roughly $100 million in fraudulent unemployment insurance claims were paid in 2020 to criminals who are already in jail.

DHS to Provide $25 Million More for Cybersecurity Grants

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CISA May Launch Other Grants as Well The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will provide an additional $25 million in grants to state and local cybersecurity preparedness programs with a particular focus on combatting ransomware, Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced Thursday

Digital Trends Report 2020

As part of our goal to continue helping our community during these times, we wanted to share with you this critical data on the state of digital products across industries and provide context on how businesses are responding to the changing winds.

Lazarus Hits Defense Firms with ThreatNeedle Malware

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Lesson From SolarWinds Attack: It's Time to Beef Up IAM

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NIST, CISA Call for Rethinking Security in Wake of Supply Chain Attack The SolarWinds supply chain attack should prompt federal agencies and others to rethink how they approach security issues - especially identity and access management, according to a breakdown of the attack presented this week by NIST and CISA.

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Patient Files Dumped on Darknet Site After Hacking Incidents

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Data Appears to Come From 2 Healthcare Organizations in Florida, Texas The Conti cybercrime gang has reportedly leaked sensitive patient data, as well as employee records, on a darknet site following recent hacker attacks on a two healthcare organizations in Florida and Texas

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Ransomware Attack's Economic Impact: $67 Million

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Universal Health Services' Financial Statement Spells Out the Effects In an eye-opening look at the cost burden of a ransomware attack, Universal Health Services reports that an incident last September had a $67 million economic impact - citing, for example, the need to divert patients to competing facilities for urgent care.

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

Microsoft: Chinese Cyberspies Used 4 Exchange Server Flaws to Plunder Emails

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Microsoft Corp. today released software updates to plug four security holes that attackers have been using to plunder email communications at companies that use its Exchange Server products.

Accellion Attack Involved Extensive Reverse Engineering

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Sophisticated Attackers Took the Time to Master a 20-Year-Old Product, FireEye Says Using a nearly 20-year-old file-transfer product: What could go wrong?

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House SolarWinds Hearing Focuses on Updating Cyber Laws

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Lawmakers and Witnesses See Expanded Role for CISA Following Attack A pair of U.S. House committees held their first public hearings into the SolarWinds attack, with lawmakers and witnesses offering support for expanding federal cybersecurity laws to address the security failures.

Microsoft Patches Windows Remote Code Flaw

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The Flaw in Windows Graphics Component Can Enable Web-Based Attacks Microsoft has patched a critical vulnerability in Windows that can be exploited by tricking users to visit websites that use a malicious font. The flaw was found by Google's Project Zero bug-hunting team

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Nigerian Gets 10-Year Sentence for BEC Scam

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Prosecutors: Crime Operation Extorted $11 Million A Nigerian national has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to taking part in a business email compromise operation that extorted $11 million from its victims, according to the U.S. Department of Justice

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Researchers Show How Digitally Signed PDFs Can Be Manipulated

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Attackers Could Use Tactic to Insert Malicious Content Hackers could manipulate certain digitally signed PDF documents to add malicious content, according to a study by researchers at Germany's Ruhr University of Bochum

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White House Preparing 'Executive Action' After SolarWinds Attack

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Deputy National Security Adviser Anne Neuberger Offers an Update on Investigation In an update on the investigation into the SolarWinds supply chain attack, Deputy National Security Adviser Anne Neuberger said the Biden administration is preparing "executive action" to address security shortcomings that have come to light.

Microsoft Patches Four Zero-Day Flaws in Exchange

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Attackers Used Flaws to Download Full Contents of Email Accounts Microsoft issued emergency software patches on Tuesday for four zero-day vulnerabilities in its Exchange email server.

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This Buyer’s Guide Will Help you Choose the Best Graph Database

Selecting a graph database is an important decision that can shape the success of your organization. This guide is intended to assist your buying decision with side-by-side comparisons of graph databases from Amazon, DataStax, Neo4j, and TigerGraph.