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Guardio Labs exposes critical vulnerability in Opera browser
Thu, 18th Jan 2024
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dark web
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opera
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cios
Guardio Labs uncovers a significant zero-day vulnerability in Opera's browser, threatening its 350 million active users; Opera's 'My-Flow' feature enables act of exploitation.
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EnSilica integrates post-quantum cryptography accelerators in eSi-Crypto range
Thu, 18th Jan 2024
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encryption
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quantum computing
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accelerator
EnSilica, a cybersecurity firm, integrates Post Quantum Cryptography (PQC) accelerators into its hardware range, strengthening encryption against prospective quantum computing threats.
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Logpoint launches cloud security solution for SAP BTP
Wed, 17th Jan 2024
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cloud security
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it infrastructure
Logpoint's new Business Critical Security solution arms organisations with enhanced cloud security features for the SAP Business Technology Platform.
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SentinelLabs exposes FBot malware targeting cloud, payment services
Mon, 15th Jan 2024
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cloud services
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saas
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public cloud
SentinelLabs details FBot, a distinct Python-based malware tool, focused on cloud and payment services. Unlike peers, FBot doesn't use Androxgh0st code.
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iboss unveils cybersecurity module to boost government DNS protection
Wed, 10th Jan 2024
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ransomware
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siem
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malware
iboss reveals a Government Protective DNS Module seeking to safeguard government agencies from DNS cyber vulnerabilities by leveraging the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's protective DNS service.
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Rise in DDoS attacks & API security threats in 2023
Wed, 10th Jan 2024
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ml
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ddos
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partner programmes
Cloudflare's reports highlight the spike in DDoS attacks amid conflict in Palestine and Israel, and the growing security threats posed by 'shadow APIs'.
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Shadow IT threatens corporate cybersecurity, new study reveals
Fri, 5th Jan 2024
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advanced persistent threat protection
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casb
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it infrastructure
The rise in remote working has increased shadow IT usage among employees, leading to 11% of all cyber incidents, according to Kaspersky.
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Google Cloud launches tool to detect plaintext credentials for free
Fri, 5th Jan 2024
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cloud services
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encryption
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public cloud
Google Cloud launches a secret discovery tool aimed at boosting organisation's security by detecting and monitoring plaintext credentials, part of its no-cost Sensitive Data Protection offering.
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2024 Cybersecurity Forecast highlights new trends & threats
Fri, 5th Jan 2024
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cloud services
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it training
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digital transformation
The 2024 Cybersecurity Forecast report by Security and Identity Cloud uncovers future security trends, highlighting the potent role of generative AI in enhancing cybersecurity and impending threats from 'shadow AI'.
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ESET uncovers malicious Python projects spreading via PyPI
Mon, 1st Jan 2024
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malware
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cryptocurrency
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blockchain
ESET Research has discovered a series of malicious Python projects distributed via PyPI repository, introducing a customised backdoor into Windows, Linux systems, and stealing personal data.
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Okta set to acquire Spera Security in enhancement of identity threat detection
Sat, 30th Dec 2023
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cloud services
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bi
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big data
Identity security giant, Okta, gears up to acquire 2022-born Spera Security, set to boost its identity threat detection capabilities and enrich its customer base with advanced technology.
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Operation Triangulation: Undocumented iPhone hardware feature exposed
Thu, 28th Dec 2023
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testing
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threat intelligence
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user data
Kaspersky's GReAT team has uncovered an undisclosed iPhone hardware feature used in Operation Triangulation attacks.
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Surge in ransomware attacks surpasses yearly predictions
Thu, 21st Dec 2023
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digitalisation
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ncc group
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productivity
Unprecedented surge in global ransomware attacks in 2023 outstrips yearly prediction, according to NCC Group report.
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UK experienced more than 17 million daily cyber attacks in 2023
Wed, 20th Dec 2023
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malware
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ransomware
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wfh
UK faces around 17 million daily cyber attacks in 2023, with most targeting remote desktop protocol, says Coalition.
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2024 to witness renewed focus on cyber resilience
Wed, 20th Dec 2023
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phishing
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cloud security
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email security
2024 to witness a renewed focus on cyber resilience, a growing talent gap, resurgence in AI-enhanced cyberattacks, and strategic focus on cybersecurity.
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Cloudflare reports 25% spike in global traffic & rise in cyber threats in 2023
Mon, 18th Dec 2023
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apple
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cloud services
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public cloud
Cloudflare reveals a 25% surge in global internet traffic and heightened cybersecurity threats in its 2023 report.
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Holiday shopping season sees seven-fold rise in retail fraud
Fri, 15th Dec 2023
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cybercriminals
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cequence security
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cios
Retail fraud surged almost seven-fold during the festive shopping period, alerting to growing cyber risks, says a study.
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Kaspersky exposes sophisticated proxy Trojan targeting macOS systems
Thu, 14th Dec 2023
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apple
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smartphones
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compliance
Kaspersky uncovers a complex proxy Trojan targeting macOS systems; it is distributed through pirated software versions.
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Retail fraud surges 700% during 2023 holiday season, Cequence reveals
Thu, 14th Dec 2023
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advanced persistent threat protection
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threat intelligence
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cios
Cybercriminals' new strategy resulted in a 700% hike in retail fraud during the 2023 holiday season, warns Cequence.
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Alarming cybersecurity gaps found in Australia's top hospitals
Tue, 12th Dec 2023
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advanced persistent threat protection
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email security
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compliance
Over a third of Australia's top-rated hospitals lack necessary protections against email fraud and spoofing, reveals a cyber security study.
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APAC retail sector hardest hit by cyberattacks due to insufficient funding
Mon, 11th Dec 2023
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partner programmes
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it professionals
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kaspersky
APAC retail industry shows highest rate of cyberattacks in past 2 years due to poor cybersecurity investment.
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AI to customise cyber threats, predicts cybersecurity firm Gen
Fri, 8th Dec 2023
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cloud services
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cryptocurrency
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blockchain
Gen predicts AI will customise and escalate cyber threats by 2024, making cybersecurity a daily life necessity.
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Ivanti research reveals escalating 'AI anxiety' in workforce
Fri, 8th Dec 2023
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cloud services
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productivity
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privacy
Ivanti research shows escalating 'AI anxiety' among workers fearing job losses, highlighting a need for clear AI strategies.
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Report shows daily cyber threats on the rise in 2023
Wed, 6th Dec 2023
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cios
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kaspersky
Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky reports a near-3% rise in daily cyber threats in 2023, with new tactics and threats emerging.