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8 Threats That Could Sink Your Company

Security researchers warn of both new and re-emerging threats that can cause serious harm.
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5. Attacks on Mobile Devices
Threats on mobile devices will continue to grow, according to Symantec's Wueest. In 2017, there was a 54% increase in the number of new malware variants alone, and it's not just the volume that's increasing. Attackers have developed new methods of infection and tricks to remain on compromised devices as long as possible. They've also come up with a variety of ways to generate revenue from devices, from ransomware to cryptocurrency mining. But as the attacks continue to evolve and mature, Wueest says the same can't always be said of mobile users, many of whom continue to make life easy for attackers by using older operating systems. For example, on Android devices, only 20% of users are running the newest major version. Security pros at companies are well-advised to make sure users update their work devices as well as personal smartphones. 
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5. Attacks on Mobile Devices

Threats on mobile devices will continue to grow, according to Symantec's Wueest. In 2017, there was a 54% increase in the number of new malware variants alone, and it's not just the volume that's increasing. Attackers have developed new methods of infection and tricks to remain on compromised devices as long as possible. They've also come up with a variety of ways to generate revenue from devices, from ransomware to cryptocurrency mining. But as the attacks continue to evolve and mature, Wueest says the same can't always be said of mobile users, many of whom continue to make life easy for attackers by using older operating systems. For example, on Android devices, only 20% of users are running the newest major version. Security pros at companies are well-advised to make sure users update their work devices as well as personal smartphones.

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MichelleWade
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10/28/2018 | 11:34:57 PM
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Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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10/29/2018 | 9:24:05 PM
XSS & SMCI
XSS attacks have long been popular, so it only makes sense that Layer 7 attacks are on the rise.

As for supply-chain attacks? Well, just ask Supermicro. Even the allegation based on anonymous sourcing is enough to sink your company's stock!
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12/17/2018 | 1:15:11 AM
Giving chances to threats
We can never escape the clench of internet threats which are evolving alongside technological advancements. The more resources there are, the more opportunities there would be for threats to make progress. From our end, what we can do that is still within our control is to implement precautionary measures as tight as possible to prevent whatever that stil can be done.
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1/16/2019 | 9:12:33 PM
Follow through and maintain!
I actually think that a big portion of poses a threat to your company comes from the lack of follow-through from most companies. Just because you've done a good setup, it doesn't mean that you shouldn't try a bit harder to ensure that a certain level of security is maintained. Hackers improve their skills and you should improve your protection against their evolving tactics...
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