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Researchers from the Slovakian security firm ESET claim to have discovered a new malware family that targets systems that run Linux but have not yet discovered how the malware infects such systems.

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GUEST OPINION: Anyone who has ever watched a Bond movie will know that James Bond has a trust complex. Whether it's M, MI6, or a femme fatale – Bond always gets into trouble when he trusts the wrong person (i.e., Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale).

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Security vendor WatchGuard Technologies has published research showing that more than 90% of malware arrives through HTTPS-encrypted connections.

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Infrastructure automation solutions provider Puppet has announced a malware scanner feature for newly published modules on its module marketplace, the Forge, in order to combat security risks and increase the security profile of customers using those modules.

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GUEST RESEARCH: The Dell Technologies 2021 Global Data Protection Index (GDPI) findings reveal organisations are facing several data protection challenges driven by the constant threat of ransomware and the consumption of emerging technologies such as cloud-native applications, Kubernetes containers, and artificial intelligence.

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Sunday, 22 August 2021 22:42

Flubot malware hits Australia

An Android malware - Flubot - has hit Australia spreading by SMS messages to unsuspecting users of their Android devices.

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BlackBerry’s Research and Intelligence has released its "Old Dogs New Tricks" research paper which examines how threat actors are sneakily leveraging new and uncommon programming languages to evade detection and hinder threat analysis.

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Monday, 26 July 2021 16:51

Sophos warns of Discord-borne malware

The Discord chat system is being increasingly targeted by the malware fraternity, according to security vendor Sophos

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A study conducted by cloud security vendor Zscaler found there was a 700% increase in IoT-specific malware attacks in December 2020 compared with the pre-pandemic period.

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Aside from the scientists and doctors battling COVID, one of the world’s toughest jobs is running a global cyber protection company that protects the workloads of consumers, businesses, enterprise companies, governments and the world’s top sports teams, and the man for the job is former top GoDaddy executive, Patrick Pulvermueller, who joined us on iTWireTV.

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GUEST OPINION by Joe Slowik, Gigamon: Data exfiltration exists as a cornerstone of malicious cyber operations, yet its nature and impact have changed significantly over the past few years.

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Webroot research has found 92% of illegal streaming sites were found to contain some malicious content, in a warning that targets not only Euro 2020 viewers, but for anyone hoping their illegal sports streaming doesn't end up souring your computer like a lemon.

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Wednesday, 07 July 2021 11:49

Passwords: Your first and often weakest defence

Guest Opinion: Password security continues to be a challenge for people and businesses across the world, and in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack where a single password was the key to hackers breaching the entire network, businesses should assess their own password practices.

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Norton's report not only shows nearly 50% of young Australians stalking ex or current partners, but also "uncovers a rise of devices infected with stalkerware, with a 63% increase seen between September 2020 and May 2021."

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Cybersecurity company Proofpoint has identified a malware called LastConn which has targeted government institutions in the Middle East and global government organisations associated with geopolitics in the region.

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If you're not downloading Android apps from official, trusted app stores, if you're not checking multiple reviews, if you're not carefully checking permissions or using strong anti-virus, then Android users beware - fake apps and banking trojans could find their way onto your Android-powered smartphone.

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Zscaler, the leader in cloud security, today announced the release of Exposed, the industry's first global report on the state of corporate attack surfaces. Based on data sourced between February 2020 and April 2021, the report provides a first-ever look at the impact of attack surface exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the report, Zscaler notes that as businesses began offering more remote work options, their attack surfaces grew concurrently with their dispersed workforce.

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Malware authors are crafting their wares to bypass scans on Windows systems altogether, using a number of tricks to avoid being put under the microscope by Microsoft's Antimalware Scan Interface, the global security firm Sophos claims.

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Securing the remote workforce has become a critical, yet unexpected, priority for thousands of organisations forced to close their offices and workplaces in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Android malware, which has been given the name Flubot, has spread across a number of unspecified European countries, the Slovakian security firm ESET says, adding that once infected, the entire device is open to the malware.

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