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Social engineering explained: How criminals exploit human behavior

Social engineering is the art of exploiting human psychology, rather than technical hacking techniques, to gain access to buildings, systems or data.

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What is phishing? How this cyber attack works and how to prevent it

Phishing is a method of trying to gather personal information using deceptive e-mails and websites. Here's what you need to know about this venerable, but increasingly sophisticated, form of cyber attack.

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From phish to network compromise in two hours: How Carbanak operates

Cybercriminal group Carbanak has stolen hundreds of millions of dollars from financial institutions. Here's a detailed analysis by Bitdefender of an attack on one bank.

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Phishing attacks that bypass 2-factor authentication are now easier to execute

Researchers released two tools--Muraen and NecroBrowser--that automate phishing attacks that can bypass 2FA. Most defenses won't stop them.

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2016 election hacking in Florida: Russian emails, hidden tracks

The Mueller Report says the Russians planted malware on at least one Florida county system, and Florida's governor announces that two counties were hacked in 2016. Experts believe the problem could be bigger.

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Malware explained: How to prevent, detect and recover from it

Malware is a blanket term for viruses, worms, trojans, and other harmful computer programs hackers use to wreak destruction and gain access to sensitive information. Learn what malware does and how you can remove it—or prevent it.

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12 of the hottest startups at the RSA Conference 2019

These RSAC Early Stage Expo startups bring fresh cybersecurity solutions to fight phishing, improve application security, provide better cloud protections, enforce security policy, more accurately authenticate and more.

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What is spear phishing? Why targeted email attacks are so difficult to stop

A highly targeted form of phishing, spear phishing involves bespoke emails being sent to well-researched victims. It is hard to spot without close inspection and difficult to stop with technical controls alone.

The 18 biggest data breaches of the 21st century

Security practitioners weigh in on the 18 worst data breaches in recent memory.

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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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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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10 topics every security training program should cover

A thorough end-user education program is a necessary weapon in the battle to protect your perimeter. These 10 topics are the baseline of what to include in an awareness training program.

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What are phishing kits? Web components of phishing attacks explained

A phishing kit is the back-end to a phishing attack. It's the final step in most cases, where the criminal has replicated a known brand or organization.

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