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Gamifying Password Training Shows Security Benefits
by Robert Lemos Contributing Writer on August 10, 2020 at 10:25 pm
When picking passwords, users often fall back on certain insecure patterns, but good habits can be learned using simple games, a group of researchers find.
Better Business Bureau Warns of New Visa Scam
by Dark Reading Staff on August 10, 2020 at 9:25 pm
Visa limitations due to the novel coronavirus have given rise to a wave of scams aimed at visa-seekers.
Q2 DDoS Attacks Triple Year Over Year: Report
by Dark Reading Staff on August 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Distributed denial-of-service attacks have stayed consistently high throughout 2020, a shift from normal attack trends that researchers attribute to COVID-19.
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Qualcomm Bugs Open 40 Percent of Android Handsets to Attack
by Tom Spring on August 7, 2020 at 10:11 pm
Researchers identified serious flaws in Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoC and the Hexagon architecture that impacts nearly half of Android handsets.
Attackers Horn in on MFA Bypass Options for Account Takeovers
by Tara Seals on August 7, 2020 at 8:24 pm
Legacy applications don’t support modern authentication — and cybercriminals know this.
Black Hat 2020: Influence Campaigns Are a Cybersecurity Problem
by Tom Spring on August 7, 2020 at 12:48 am
An inside look at how nation-states use social media to influence, confuse and divide — and why cybersecurity researchers should be involved.
Incident Of The Week: Australian Government Directory Breached In First Cyberatt…
by Esther Shein on January 4, 2019 at 8:54 pm
The first data breach of 2019 came less than 24 hours into the new year when the private data of 30,000 Australian civil servants was stolen in a phishing attack. The breach occurred when a directory…
Incident Of The Week: NASA Reveals Employee Data Breach In Memo
by Esther Shein on December 28, 2018 at 3:29 am
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said that one of its servers was hacked earlier this year, exposing personal data of current and former employees including social securit…
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Avaddon ransomware operators have launched their data leak site
by Pierluigi Paganini on August 11, 2020 at 8:16 am
Avaddon ransomware operators, like other cybercrime groups, decided to launch a data leak site where publish data of victims who refuse to pay a […]
Researcher discloses exploit code for a vBulletin zero-day
by Pierluigi Paganini on August 11, 2020 at 8:14 am
A researcher published details and proof-of-concept exploit code for a zero-day RCE vulnerability in the popular forum CMS vBulletin. The researcher […]