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Extra, Extra, VERT Reads All About It: Cybersecurity News for the Week of August 1, 2022

All of us at Tripwire’s Vulnerability Exposure and Research Team (VERT) are constantly looking out for interesting stories and developments in the infosec world. Here’s what cybersecurity news stood out to us during the week of August 1st, 2022. I’ve also included some comments on these stories.Windows 11 Smart App Control blocks files used to push malwareSm
Publish At:2022-08-08 06:20 | Read:126 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles VERT News credentials Kaspersky Lab malwar

How to Stay One Step Ahead of Hackers

Whether using the internet for play or work, you want to spend your time online enjoying the peace of mind that comes with having a secure network.  You don’t want to contend with someone taking your personal data — whether it’s credit card information, passwords, or bank account details — via malware or a data breach on your Android, Windows, or Apple iOS d
Publish At:2022-08-03 20:00 | Read:263 | Comments:0 | Tags:Tips & Tricks android Apple malware social media cybercrimin

Are your visuals making businesses more vulnerable to cybercrime?

In the world of modern business, companies must put extra effort into creating engaging visual content to stand out from the crowd. Social media marketing, for instance, was once deemed an easy way for companies to reach additional eyes but today, marketing is a lot more competitive than simply creating a post and hoping it goes viral.Entertaining short-form
Publish At:2022-07-19 01:06 | Read:338 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection business c

Karakurt extortion group: Threat profile

The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), together with CISA (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) and other federal agencies, recently released a joint cybersecurity advisory (CSA) about the Karakurt data extortion group (also known as Karakurt Team and Karakurt Lair). Like RansomHouse, Karakurt doesn’t bother encrypting data. In
Publish At:2022-06-14 13:00 | Read:1010 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Accenture Security Advanced Intel AnyDesk Chainal

Internet Safety Month: Avoiding the consequences of unsafe Internet practices

Welcome to Internet Safety Month, a once-a-year event in which you, the public, are told that anywhere between three and 30 different best practices will simplify your approach to staying safe online. Unfortunately, much of the well-intentioned advice surrounding Internet Safety Month ignores one basic fact about how people change their habits: We typical
Publish At:2022-06-03 12:59 | Read:1284 | Comments:0 | Tags:101 2fa internet safety month malware mfa password manager r

8 security tips for small businesses

Small businesses and startups are known to face some extra challenges when it comes to cybersecurity. Because they don’t have the size or budget to have a fully-fledged dedicated security team, it often comes down to a smaller staff that doesn’t have the time to do everything that is recommended or even required. Often security issues are just dealt with whe
Publish At:2022-05-04 12:48 | Read:1364 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos Awareness backups byod credentials education encrypt

Extra, Extra, VERT Reads All About It: Cybersecurity News for the Week of April 25, 2022

All of us at Tripwire’s Vulnerability Exposure and Research Team (VERT) are constantly looking out for interesting stories and developments in the infosec world. Here’s what cybersecurity news stood out to us during the week of April 25, 2022. I’ve also included some comments on these stories.Homeland Security bug bounty program uncovers 122 holes in its sys
Publish At:2022-05-02 10:00 | Read:2032 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles VERT News bug bounty program CISA Linux pa

How to protect RDP

You didn’t really think that the ransomware wave was coming to an end, did you? You may be tempted to think so, given the decline in reports about massive ransomware campaigns. Don’t be fooled. Over the last five years, one of the primary attack vectors for ransomware attacks has been the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). Remote desktop is exactly what
Publish At:2022-03-18 12:47 | Read:2351 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business Security world business ransomware rdp remote acces

Why Everyone Needs a VPN

You may hear corporate cybersecurity experts hail the benefits of a VPN, or a virtual private network, to keep company information safe from ransomware attacks and cyber criminals seeking to steal valuable business secrets. It’s unlikely that everyday people, such as yourself, will be targeted by a ransomware scheme, so you may be stumped on how a VPN
Publish At:2022-02-11 08:49 | Read:950 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Cyber Awareness VPN Why Use a VPN Why VPN Why do I

The Benefits of Using a VPN on Your Home Network

If you’ve considered using a virtual private network (VPN) at all, it’s likely to establish a secure connection while working remotely or to connect to public networks. But privacy enthusiasts appreciate the benefits of a VPN even from the comfort of their own homes. Depending on your level of comfort with your internet service provider (ISP) – and what coun
Publish At:2022-01-25 20:23 | Read:830 | Comments:0 | Tags:Home + Mobile vpn wifi security

Data Privacy Day: Know your rights, and the right tools to stay private

Not all data privacy rights are the same. There’s the flimsy, the firm, the enforceable, and the antiquated, and, unfortunately, much of what determines the quality of your own data privacy rights is little more than your home address.   Those in Chile, for example, enjoy a globally rare constitutional right to data protection, and if any Chilean
Publish At:2022-01-23 04:54 | Read:2472 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Data privacy data privacy day data privacy law data

Russian internet watchdog Roskomnadzor bans six more VPN services

Russia’s internet watchdog, ‘Roskomnadzor’, has announced the ban of other VPN products, 15 VPN services are now illegal in Russia Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor tightens the control over the Internet and blocked access to six more VPN services. The latest banned services are Betternet, Lantern, X-VPN, Cloudflare WARP, Tachyon VPN, PrivateTu
Publish At:2021-12-02 14:15 | Read:1980 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations Security Censorship Hacki

Improving security for mobile devices: CISA issues guides

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released two actionable Capacity Enhancement Guides (CEGs) to help users and organizations improve mobile device cybersecurity. Consumers One of the guides is intended for consumers. There are an estimated 294 million smart phone users in the US, which makes them an attractive target marke
Publish At:2021-11-25 12:44 | Read:3580 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android cisa consumers emm guides jailbroken juice jacking m

Patch now! FatPipe VPN zero-day actively exploited

According to its marketing team, a FatPipe MPVPN can make your VPN “900% more secure.” Well, I don’t know about that, but I do know a way to make your MPVPN admin console 100% more secure, and that you should do so right away, by installing the latest version of its software. Why? Because older versions of the device software used by Fat
Publish At:2021-11-18 21:00 | Read:1623 | Comments:0 | Tags:Exploits and vulnerabilities APT fbi FPSA006 IPVPN MPVPN vpn

Beyond the VPN: Ultimate online privacy, with The Tor Project’s Isabella Bagueros: Lock and Code S02E20

“What does online privacy mean to you?” This beguilingly simply question can produce dozens of overlapping and distinct answers, all depending on who you ask. A VPN service might tell you that online privacy means obscuring your IP address and hiding your Internet activity from your Internet Service Provider. A privacy-forward web browser, lik
Publish At:2021-10-25 14:11 | Read:2410 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast Data privacy Isabella Bagueros lock and code Onion r

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