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McAfee Partners with American Express to Provide Best-in-Class Security

With the increase in online activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers are potentially becoming exposed to more online threats, and nearly 1 in 3 Americans are not confident in their ability to prevent a cyberattack. Through a partnership with American Express via the Amex Offers Program, McAfee is delighted to offer eligible American Express Card Members personal online …

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Week in security with Tony Anscombe

URL shortener services distributing Android malware – Week in security with Tony Anscombe Some URL link shortener services distribute Android malware, including banking or SMS trojans, attacking unsuspected victims. Learn how the Zero Trust architecture can protect the hybrid workplace, as it is an increasingly popular way to minimize cyber-risk in a world of hybrid …

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Secure Your Digital Transformation Journey With Seqrite’s Centralized Hawkkeye Platform

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes The last decade has witnessed an accelerated adoption of cloud, mobile, and cloud apps. Over the previous year, with the new normal kicking in, organizations had to transition their employees to work outside the enterprise perimeter. As remote work grew, employees had to use different devices and cloud apps (not …

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How cyberattacks exploit known security vulnerabilities

Knowing that many organizations fail to patch known flaws, attackers continually scan for security holes that they can exploit, says Barracuda. Image: seksan Mongkhonkhamsao/Moment/Getty Images One key way that cybercriminals compromise organizations and users is by exploiting known security vulnerabilities. As new flaws are discovered all the time, hackers always have plenty of fresh meat …

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Biden Administration Responds to Geopolitical Cyber …

In response to growing concerns regarding the recent uptick in large-scale, nation-state-backed ransomware attacks on critical infrastructure, the Biden administration is taking new action to tackle the evolving challenges posed by ransomware attacks. When considering the cybersecurity CIA triad of confidentiality, integrity, and availability, each component is essential to the secure operation of every organization.  …

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Fighting new Ransomware Techniques with McAfee’s Latest Innovations

In 2021 ransomware attacks have been dominant among the bigger cyber security stories. Hence, I was not surprised to see that McAfee’s June 2021 Threat report is primarily focused on this topic. This report provides a large range of statistics using the McAfee data lake behind MVISION Insights, including the Top MITRE ATT&CK Techniques. In …

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Advisory on Kaseya VSA Supply-Chain Ransomware Attack

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes We are aware of an ongoing Supply Chain Attack affecting Kaseya VSA users. As per the recent update from Kaseya, the attackers were able to exploit zero-day vulnerabilities in the VSA product to bypass authentication and run arbitrary command execution.  This allowed the attackers to leverage the standard VSA product …

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How DuckDuckGo makes money selling search, not privacy

Commentary: DuckDuckGo is small by Google’s standards, but the company is proving it’s very possible to make a lot of money with just a bit more privacy. Image: GettyImages/gremlin I can’t get away from DuckDuckGo’s billboards. All along I-15 in Utah, DuckDuckGo’s billboards proclaim peace, love and privacy (here’s an example of a DuckDuckGo billboard). …

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US Accuses China of Using Criminal Hackers in Cyber …

DOJ indicts four Chinese individuals for alleged role in attacks targeting intellectual property, trade secrets belonging to defense contractors, maritime companies, aircraft service firms, and others. The Biden Administration along with members of the European Union, U.K., and NATO Monday accused China of using cybercriminals to conduct worldwide cyber espionage operations to obtain unfair competitive …

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