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How Identity Deception Increases the Success of Ransomware
Markus Jakobsson, Chief Scientist at AgariCommentary
As scammers hone their skills, their handiwork looks more credible to intended victims, making a successful ransomware scam more likely.
By Markus Jakobsson Chief Scientist at Agari, 3/28/2017
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Jail Time Set for Two More Members of Global Telecom Fraud Scheme
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Ramon Batista and Farintong Calderon have been sentenced to 75 months and 36 months in prison, respectively.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/28/2017
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Cybercriminals Exploit March Madness Frenzy
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Users are clicking on dubious links to stream matches and exposing confidential data to hackers, says Zscaler.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/27/2017
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Sound Waves Used to Hack Common Data Sensors
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Though the immediate threat to your smartphone or Fitbit is slight, University of Michigan researchers show command-and-control capability with spoofed signaling on a variety of MEMS accelerometers.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 3/16/2017
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Google Removes Chamois Apps Botnet from Play Store
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Google has eliminated Chamois apps, which installed invisible apps and downloaded unwanted plugins without victims' knowledge.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/16/2017
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Enterprises Hit with Malware Preinstalled on their Androids
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Check Point details evidence of mobile supply chain problems based on infections on devices at two large organizations.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 3/13/2017
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Mobile (In)security: Dark Reading Cartoon Caption Contest Winners
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Clever word play on mobile ransomware, cloud and the Internet of Things. And the winners are
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 3/9/2017
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Trojan Android App Bullies Google Play Users Into Giving It 5 Stars
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Users who download "Music Mania" get pounded by ads until they say uncle.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/9/2017
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Consumer Reports to Grade Products on Cybersecurity
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The ratings group will begin to consider products' cybersecurity following a rise in attacks on IoT devices.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/7/2017
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Malware Kits, Advertising Trojans Drive Mobile Risk
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Kaspersky Lab research and INTERPOL analysis highlight growth in advertising Trojans and mobile malware kit sales on the Dark Web.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 3/1/2017
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Social Media Impersonators Drive Security Risk
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
A new pool of research digs into the fraudulent social media accounts, a growing threat to individuals and businesses.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/21/2017
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New Attack Threatens Android For Work Security
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
The enterprise privacy app, designed to separate personal and business information, is open to attacks putting corporate data at risk.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/16/2017
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Why Identity Has Become A Top Concern For CSOs
Saryu Nayyar, CEO, GuruculCommentary
Seven of the world's top security leaders share their fears and challenges around the critical new role of identity in the fight against cyber adversaries.
By Saryu Nayyar CEO, Gurucul, 2/14/2017
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Keep Employees Secure, Wherever They Are
Matthew Gyde, Group Executive, Security, for Dimension DataCommentary
As workers grow more dispersed, organizations need to focus on three areas to maintain security.
By Matthew Gyde Group Executive, Security, for Dimension Data, 2/10/2017
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New Method Can Catch Smartphone Thieves In 14 Seconds
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
New research from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev shows promise in quickly identifying smartphone hackers.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 2/7/2017
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Enterprise Android Vs iOS: Which is More Secure?
Satish Shetty, CEO, Codeproof TechnologiesCommentary
The answer is not as simple as you think. A mobile security expert parses the pros and cons.
By Satish Shetty CEO, Codeproof Technologies, 2/7/2017
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Google Removes Ransomware-Laden App From Play Store
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Incident is believed to be first time threat actors have snuck ransomware into Googles official mobile app store.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 1/25/2017
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Cloud Is Security-Ready But Is Your Security Team Ready For Cloud?
Frank Mong, Senior VP, Product, Industry & Solutions Marketing, Palo Alto NetworksCommentary
Cloud computing has moved beyond the early adopter phase and is now mainstream. Heres how to keep data safe in an evolving ecosystem.
By Frank Mong Senior VP, Product, Industry & Solutions Marketing, Palo Alto Networks, 1/25/2017
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Mobile Security Gap Threatens Enterprises
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Rush to release, rapid growth in mobile malware is exacerbating the problem, two reports show.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 1/18/2017
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Advances In SSL: 5 Strategies For Secure, High-Performance Load Balancers
Ranga Rajagopalan, Chief Technology Officer, Avi NetworksCommentary
Today, even Netflix is streaming hit movies and TV shows via encrypted connections! Heres how to manage higher volumes of encrypted traffic without bogging down your network.
By Ranga Rajagopalan Chief Technology Officer, Avi Networks, 1/17/2017
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