How to Bridge On-Premises and Cloud Identity

Identity fabric, a cloud-native framework, removes the need for multiple, siloed, proprietary identity systems. The sheer number of identities that organizations must manage is nothing less than mind-boggling. In some cases, the figure can extend into the hundreds of thousands or even millions of people and devices. Historically, these identities

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How cyberattacks exploit known security vulnerabilities

Knowing that many organizations fail to patch known flaws, attackers continually scan for security holes that they can exploit, says Barracuda. Image: seksan Mongkhonkhamsao/Moment/Getty Images One key way that cybercriminals compromise organizations and users is by exploiting known security vulnerabilities. As new flaws are discovered all the time, hackers always

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How DuckDuckGo makes money selling search, not privacy

Commentary: DuckDuckGo is small by Google’s standards, but the company is proving it’s very possible to make a lot of money with just a bit more privacy. Image: GettyImages/gremlin I can’t get away from DuckDuckGo’s billboards. All along I-15 in Utah, DuckDuckGo’s billboards proclaim peace, love and privacy (here’s an

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Biden Administration Responds to Geopolitical Cyber Threats

In response to growing concerns regarding the recent uptick in large-scale, nation-state-backed ransomware attacks on critical infrastructure, the Biden administration is taking new action to tackle the evolving challenges posed by ransomware attacks. When considering the cybersecurity CIA triad of confidentiality, integrity, and availability, each component is essential to the

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Popular Wi‑Fi routers still using default passwords making them susceptible to attacks

To mitigate the chances of their Wi-Fi home routers being compromised, users would do well to change the manufacturer’s default access credentials One in 16 home Wi-Fi routers is still sporting the manufacturer’s default admin password, a recent study conducted by technology website Comparitech revealed. This flaw could allow cybercriminals to conduct

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Discord CDN and API Abuses Drive Wave of Malware Detections

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IoT-Specific Malware Infections Jumped 700% Amid Pandemic

Gafgyt and Mirai malware represented majority of IoT malware, new data from Zscaler shows. New telemetry on Internet of Things (IoT) devices demonstrates a dramatic increase in attacks on those devices during the work-from-home phase of the COVID-19 pandemic: There were some 300,000 attack attempts using IoT malware during a two-week

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Nasty macOS Malware XCSSET Now Targets Google Chrome, Telegram Software

A malware known for targeting macOS operating system has been updated once again to add more features to its toolset that allows it to amass and exfiltrate sensitive data stored in a variety of apps, including apps such as Google Chrome and Telegram, as part of further “refinements in its

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Scammers offer streaming services, giveaways and a fake cyber currency to cash in on the Olympic Games

Kaspersky’s analysis found that cybercriminals are getting extra creative with the latest campaigns designed to harvest credentials. Image: iStock/Melpomenem More about cybersecurity Kaspersky experts analyzed Olympic-related phishing attacks and found fake pages offering streaming services, tickets to events that won’t have spectators, and even a fake Olympic Games virtual currency.

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Kaseya obtains universal decryptor key for recent REvil ransomware attacks

A company spokesperson confirmed that the key works but won’t reveal the source, saying only that it came from a trusted third party. Image: mundissima/Shutterstock Hit by a severe cyberattack earlier this month, IT enterprise firm Kaseya said on Thursday that it obtained a universal decryptor key for recent victims

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