1.4 Million New Phishing Sites Launched Each Month

The number of phishing attacks reach a record rate in 2017, but the majority of the phishing sites remain active for just four- to eight hours.

Americans Rank Criminal Hacking as Their Number One Threat

Global warming and artificial intelligence rate as less of a threat to human health, safety, and prosperity, than getting hacked, according to a survey released today.

10 Security Product Flaw Scares

CCleaner compromise puts the crown on several years' worth of headlines about cybersecurity product weaknesses.

Health IT & Cybersecurity: 5 Hiring Misconceptions to Avoid

Why healthcare organizations need a good strategy to find talent, or get left behind.

SEC Says Intruders May Have Accessed Insider Data for Illegal Trading

2016 breach of the Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR database dents its reputation as a federal cybersecurity enforcer.

CCleaner Malware Targeted Tech Giants Cisco, Google, Microsoft

The backdoor discovered in Avast's CCleaner targeted top tech companies including Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Sony, VMware, and Cisco.

Where we stand with messy September Windows and .NET patches

This month’s Windows and .Net patches hold all sorts of nasty surprises — some acknowledged, some not, some easy to skirt, some waiting to swallow the unwary whole. Here’s a quick overview of what’s going on with this month’s missives.

Most important: If you can’t keep yourself (or your clients) from clicking “Enable Editing” in Word, you must install a broad range of .NET patches (if you’re running Windows 7 or 8.1) or cumulative updates (if you’re running Windows 10), like, NOW.

Windows 10 Creators Update version 1703

Cumulative Update KB 4038788, which brings the build number up to 15063.608, has two acknowledged (but not fixed) bugs:

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Keybase takes on Slack with new end-to-end encrypted team messaging tool

Keybase has unveiled a Slack-style team messaging service that promises to protect private communications with end-to-end encryption.

The company launched in 2015 with the aim of making encryption technology more accessible to consumers. Its latest service, Keybase Teams, has a look similar to Slack with features such as chat rooms and channels. Admins can add set up groups of users to work on a particular project, and encrypted files can be uploaded and shared.

An early release version of the software is now available for download for desktops and mobile devices. 

The key advantage, Keybase said, involves enhanced security and privacy.

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Why Size Doesn’t Matter in DDoS Attacks

Companies both large and small are targets. Never think "I'm not big enough for a hacker's attention."

SMBs Paid $301 Million to Ransomware Attackers

But small- to midsized businesses are taking a tougher stand against ransomware attacks, according to a survey released today of the 2016-2017 period.

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