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  • Android backdoor lurking inside legitimate apps

    13.08.2014

    One of the most important pieces of advice we give Android users is to refrain from downloading applications from dubious sources and to stick to the official Google Play store.

  • A look at advanced targeted attacks through the lens of a human-rights NGO, World Uyghur Congress

    13.08.2014

    In my capacity as an academic researcher at Northeastern University, I collaborated with computer scientists Stevens Le Blond, Adina Uritesc and Cedric Gilbert at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems as well as Zheng Leong Chua and Prateek Saxena at the National University of Singapore to study cyber-attacks against the human-rights Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) representing the Uyghur ethnic minority group living in China and in exile: World Uyghur Congress (WUC).

  • Synology NAS users hit with Cryptolocker variant

    04.08.2014

    You know that your products are getting to be very popular when cybercriminals target users with a customized version of the Cryptolocker ransomware.

  • CIA chief admits agency employees hacked Senate computers

    01.08.2014

    CIA Director John Brennan has confirmed that five CIA employees have, indeed, "improperly accessed" computers of Senate staffers and the computer network that was set up to help the Senate Intelligence Committee review the CIA Detention and Interrogation Program and compile a report.

  • Looking at insider threats from the outside

    30.07.2014

    Cybersecurity is a never-ending battle requiring around-the-clock attention.




Spotlight

Patching: The least understood line of defense

Posted on 29 August 2014.  |  How many end users, indeed how many IT pros, truly get patching? Sure, many of us see Windows install updates when we shut down our PC and think all is well. Itís not.


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