ZDNet Security

CDW acquires cybersecurity company Focal Point Data Risk

ZDNet Security - 8 hours 8 sec ago
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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Windows 11 is the COVID-19 vaccine for your PC

ZDNet Security - 8 hours 51 min ago
Vast segments of the PC population are unprotected. Upgrade your hardware and get the shot.
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The cybersecurity jobs crisis is getting worse, and companies are making basic mistakes with hiring

ZDNet Security - 10 hours 33 min ago
Overworked cybersecurity employees are struggling to keep up with the challenges of the job, and employers are struggling to keep hold of them.
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Microsoft: Watch out for this 'sneakier than usual' phishing attack

ZDNet Security - 10 hours 35 min ago
Microsoft issues an alert over a 'crafty' phishing campaign.
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A Cold War is raging in cyberspace. Here's how countries are preparing their defenses

ZDNet Security - 10 hours 54 min ago
Much like conventional militaries, countries also need to perform occasional drills of their cybersecurity defenses. Instead of soldiers and tanks, these involve virtual machines – and months of pestering executives for their login credentials.
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IoT: Security researchers warn of vulnerabilities in hospital pneumatic tube systems

ZDNet Security - 11 hours 29 min ago
PwnedPiper vulnerabilities affect pneumatic tube system (PTS) stations used throughout thousands of hospitial networks - and attackers could use them to crash systems, deliver ransomware and steal data, warn security researchers, so patch now.
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SolarWinds attackers breached email of US prosecutors, says Department of Justice

ZDNet Security - 11 hours 57 min ago
Hackers - probably backed by Russia - had access to emails for over six months.
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Ransomware operators love them: Key trends in the Initial Access Broker space

ZDNet Security - 12 hours 49 min ago
In a threat actor's mind, take out the legwork, reap the proceeds of blackmail.
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Stop ignore this iPhone warning

ZDNet Security - 13 hours 29 min ago
Apple makes it seem like all updates are the same. They are not.
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Toll unsure if it lawyered up to avoid ASD assistance following ransomware attack

ZDNet Security - 16 hours 44 min ago
Logistics company said it might have been the company that was flouting assistance from the ASD, even though ASD Director-General in March last year said her organisation had been working with Toll.
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Zoom to pay $85m to set aside privacy violation and zoombombing allegations

ZDNet Security - Sun, 08/01/2021 - 10:25pm
Along with the financial relief, Zoom will make various privacy and security changes as part of its class action settlement.
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Ransomware attempt volume sets record, reaches more than 300 million for first half of 2021: SonicWall

ZDNet Security - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 7:17pm
The US, UK, Germany, South Africa and Brazil topped the list of countries most impacted by ransomware attempts while states like Florida and New York struggled as well.
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ProtonVPN gets serious speed boost with VPN Accelerator

ZDNet Security - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 9:14am
When push comes to shove, what you really want from a Virtual Private Network, such as ProtonVPN, is 1) privacy and 2) speed. The new ProtonVPN delivers on both.
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What is a VPN and why do you need one? Everything you need to know

ZDNet Security - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 8:30am
Whether you're in a corporate or home office or on the road, a VPN remains one of the best ways to protect your privacy and security on the internet.
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Microsoft: This unusual Windows and Linux malware does everything it can to stay on your network

ZDNet Security - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 8:08am
LemonDuck coin-mining malware has been crafted by some very determined, financially-motivated cybercriminals.
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VPN deal: Save 30% on the highest-rated VPN services

ZDNet Security - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 8:00am
The safety and security of your personal data is priceless, Fortunately, you can get an excellent deal right now on some of the best VPNs on the market.
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Microsoft warns: These attackers can go from first contact to launching ransomware in just 48 hours

ZDNet Security - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 6:21am
Human operators make BazaCall malware harder than usual to detect malicious email. The group sometimes installs nasty Ryuk ransomware.
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New Aussie legislation to target use of personal information by social media

ZDNet Security - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 3:12am
The Attorney-General's Department said the legislation, separate from its review of the Privacy Act, will target social media companies to ensure greater transparency about how personal information is being used and how consent is obtained.
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Google claims no instances of foreign interference campaigns targeting Australia

ZDNet Security - Thu, 07/29/2021 - 11:44pm
While conceding that foreign interference campaigns on its platforms targeting other jurisdictions have made their way to Australia, Google said none pursued the country specifically.
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Disinformation for hire: PR firms are the new battleground for Facebook

ZDNet Security - Thu, 07/29/2021 - 11:14pm
Facebook's head of security policy has testified before an Australian Parliamentary inquiry that his company has witnessed an increasing use of marketing firms or PR agencies that are essentially hired to run disinformation campaigns.
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