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Update: Zoom issues fix for UNC vulnerability that lets hackers steal Windows credentials via chat

A Zoom vulnerability has surfaced, showing how a malicious URL dropped into a Zoom chat. Clicking the link could lead to the theft of your Windows credentials.

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What is a cyber attack? Recent examples show disturbing trends

A cyber attack is an attack launched from one or more computers against another computer, multiple computers or networks. Here are some of the major recent cyber attacks and what we can learn from them.

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Dial 211 for cyberattacks

US consumers and businesses in a few states can now dial 211 for help when victimized by cybercrime. What's needed is a nationwide rollout.

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GandCrab cousin Sodinokibi made a fortune for ransomware pushers

By tracking down bitcoin wallets, researchers estimate that the Sodinokibi creators pocketed at least $4.5 million.

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Cobalt cybercrime group might be launching Magecart skimming attacks

Researchers link Magecart-based skimming attacks to Cobalt (a.k.a. Carbanak), whose cyber attacks have netted millions of dollars.

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What is a zero day? A powerful but fragile weapon

A zero day is a security flaw that has not yet been patched by the vendor and can be exploited. These vulnerabilities fetch high prices on the black market

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To pay or not pay a hacker’s ransomware demand? It comes down to cyber hygiene

A recent call for city leaders to stop paying ransomware demands underscores the need for municipalities to step up their cyber practices and have a good backup process in place.

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What is a botnet? When armies of infected IoT devices attack

A botnet is a collection of internet-connected devices that an attacker has compromised. Commonly used in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, botnets can also take advantage of their collective computing power to send large...

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Magecart payment card skimmer gang returns stronger than ever

Web-based card skimmers are becoming harder to detect and remove thanks to evolving techniques.

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What is malvertising? And how to protect against it

Malvertising, the practice of sprinkling malicious code to legitimate-looking ads, affects both small and large websites. Protecting against it is harder than it seems.

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DDoS protection, mitigation and defense: 8 essential tips

Protecting your network from DDoS attacks starts with planning your response. Here, security experts offer their best advice for fighting back.

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10 things you should know about dark web websites

Catch a glimpse of what flourishes in the shadows of the internet.

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What is the cyber kill chain? Why it's not always the right approach to cyber attacks

The cyber kill chain breaks down each stage of a malware attack where you can identify and stop it, but be aware of how attack strategies are changing.

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Cylance researchers discover powerful new nation-state APT

A new APT, dubbed White Company, is flexing its muscle on the world stage, and it has security researchers worried.

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What is SQL injection? How SQLi attacks work and how to prevent them

SQL injection is a type of attack that can give an adversary complete control over your web application database by inserting arbitrary SQL code into a database query.

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