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Advanced Phishing Lessons – How to Identify Spear Phishing

In today’s article, I’m going to talk about a rather uncommon type of phishing attack called spear phishing. What’s that you ask? Well, long story short, it’s when a hacker uses email spoofing to target a specific individual. Got your attention? Good, check out this short and sweet guide on …

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Several Chrome & Firefox Extensions Behind Massive Data Leak

Thinking about adding a new Chrome or Firefox extension? Well, you may want to reconsider after hearing all about the latest data leak which affected 45 companies, including SpaceX, Amazon, Apple, and Skype. Sam Jidali, the cybersecurity researcher who identified the threat said that the malicious extension kept on working …

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Sideloading Gains Popularity Among Malware Distributors

And because the endless wave of spyware was not enough, we now have one more thing to worry about: sideloading Android apps. For those unfamiliar with the term, sideloading means getting an app (i.e., Netflix, Evernote, OneNote) from sources other than the official websites. Sure, there’s no difference between the …

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Fake PC Games Used to Spread Malware, Kaspersky Report Reveals

Gamers, beware! A new security report from Kaspersky Labs reveals that over 900,000 users have been tricked into downloading malware which was disguised into legit video games. Moreover, these malicious files were hosted on the very same platform alongside legit products. I some instances, the hackers would trick the user …

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The Name’s Smith. Agent Smith of the Adware Company

Cybersecurity company Check Point recently revealed that second-generation adware is on the rampage. Over 25 million users worldwide have been affected so far by “Agent Smith,” a malicious agent that modifies and reinstalls legitimate applications such as Flipkart, Opera Mini, and WhatsApp. Check Point pinpointed the infection to 9Apps, a …

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Apple Clamps Down Walkie-Talkie App due to Eavesdropping Bug

On Wednesday, Apple announced that its Walkie-Talkie application would be closed down until further notice. The tech giant revealed that the measure was taken after an undisclosed user flagged down a bug which potentially allowed a hacker to listen in on a conversation. Apple added that the fix is still …

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Bitdefender’s Trans-European Initiative Gives Crippling Blow to GandCrab

BitDefender, the cybersecurity company behind the award-winning antivirus, has announced that a fourth decryption key for the notorious GandCrab is now available. The decryptor, which is the fruit of collaboration between the Metropolitan Police, Interpol, FBI, French Police, Bulgarian, and Romanian Police, will allow the users to retrieve their locked …

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HP Teams Up with Deep Instinct for Cybersecurity Watchdog

It would seem that the cybersecurity league has found a new champion in the fight against malware – an AI-powered ‘watchdog’ which knows how to tackle the most advanced cyber threats known to mankind. The state-the-art software is the brainchild of HP Inc. and Deep Instinct, a Tel Aviv-based cybersecurity …

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