Can your passwords withstand threat actors’ dirty tricks?

Password security hinges on the answer to that seemingly simple question. Unfortunately, you can’t know the answer until you’ve engaged a ruthless penetration tester to find out if your environment can stand up to the frighteningly good password cracking skills of today’s most nefarious hackers. The whole purpose of hiring skilled penetration testers (“pentesters”) is […]

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U.S. warns of North Korean hackers posing as IT freelancers

Companies and other organizations should be careful when employing IT freelancers, lest they end up hiring North Korean hackers. The advice comes from the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who warned that “there are reputational risks and the potential for legal consequences, including sanctions […]

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Attackers using default credentials to target businesses, Raspberry Pi and Linux top targets

Findings from a Bulletproof report highlight the issue posed by poor security hygiene as automated attacks remain a high security threat to businesses. The research gathered throughout 2021, showed that 70% of total web activity is currently bot traffic. With attackers increasingly deploying automated attack methods, default credentials are the most common passwords used by […]

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Hacker-powered pentests gaining momentum

Hackers have reported over 66,000 valid vulnerabilities this year – over 20% more than 2020 – with hacker-powered pentests seeing a 264% increase in reported vulnerabilities, HackerOne has announced. Pandemic-led digital transformation and cloud migration continue to create vulnerabilities as attack surfaces expand and services are outsourced. This year’s report revealed bounty prices for high […]

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2021 will be a record-breaking year for data breaches, what about 2022?

In a new Experian forecast, five predictions for 2022 underscore the ongoing impact of the pandemic on cybersecurity. Cybercriminals will continue to exploit vulnerabilities within remote working and the vaccine ecosystem, but also set their sights on new targets such as online gambling. Potential cybersecurity threats warnings for 2022 Cyberdemic 2.0: Adaptation leads to trouble […]

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