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postheadericon It’s time to patch your Microsoft and Adobe software again against vulnerabilities

It’s the second Tuesday of the month, and you know what that means… Yep, it’s time for another bundle of essential security updates from Microsoft.

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postheadericon UK banks urged to do more to tackle rampant online fraud

Banks are being urged to step up to the plate and to “work together to tackle this problem head on”, as their response has been found to be disproportionate to the scale of the problem.

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postheadericon Business Email Compromise scammer sentenced to 41 months in prison

A US judge has sentenced a Nigerian man to three years and five months in a federal prison after he pleaded guilty to taking part in a business email compromise scam that targeted organisations around the world.

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postheadericon Cybersecurity Trends 2018: The costs of connection

To help the reader navigate through the maze of such threats, ESET’s thought leaders have zeroed in on several areas that top the priority list in our exercise in looking forward.

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postheadericon Memes: the explanation of nearly everything – including computer viruses

We still don’t have a solid scientific theory of memes; nonetheless, they already allow us to understand why certain things happen the way they do. Memes are “alive”; they reproduce, mutate, and evolve according to Darwinian laws.

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postheadericon Cryptocurrency in kilowatt hours: Counting the costs of anonymous transactions

The energy costs are not the only charges in a transaction: the bitcoin network itself levies a charge which, according to a blog from Valve, the gaming provider behind the Steam network, has skyrocketed from $ 0.20 in 2016 to $ 20 per transaction today

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postheadericon Banking malware on Google Play targets Polish banks

Besides delivering the promised functionalities, the malicious apps can display fake notifications and login forms seemingly coming from legitimate banking applications, harvest credentials entered into the fake forms, as well as intercept text messages to bypass SMS-based 2-factor authentication.

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postheadericon ESET helps law enforcement worldwide to disrupt Gamarue botnet

Throughout its monitoring of the threat, ESET found dozens of C&C servers every month. The bulk of ESET’s research was conducted late last year, with the peak of Wauchos’s activity going back approximately to that time.

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postheadericon Six things to consider before implementing an ISMS

These factors can be key to the success or failure of the ISMS implementation, due to the day-to-day activities in the organization and the resources required for system operation.

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postheadericon StrongPity2 spyware replaces FinFisher in MitM campaign – ISP involved?

As we reported in September, in campaigns we detected in two different countries, man-in-the-middle attacks had been used to spread FinFisher, with the “man” in both cases most likely operating at the ISP level.

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