5 things you can do today to make Zooming safer

Work still means meetings, and meetings still mean people. But with the coronavirus pandemic having caused many countries to define a “group” as a maximum of two people, and prohibiting people from meeting up face-to-face anyway, even with friends and family, then meeting with people means an online meeting. For very many of us, that means Zoom, not…

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Beware of ‘Coronavirus Maps’ – It’s a malware infecting PCs to steal passwords

Cybercriminals will stop at nothing to exploit every chance to prey on internet users. Even the disastrous spread of SARS-COV-II (the virus), which causes COVID-19 (the disease), is becoming an opportunity for them to likewise spread malware or launch cyber attacks. Reason Cybersecurity recently released a threat analysis report detailing a new attack that takes advantage of…

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Serious Vulnerability Allows Hijacking of VPN Connections Across Many Linux Based Systems (Including Android and MacOS)

A serious vulnerability has surfaced affecting VPN connections on many systems. Upon exploitation, this vulnerability allows a potential attacker to sniff on other users’ VPN data. The attacker can also hijack VPN-tunneled connections. VPN Vulnerability Allows Connection Hijacking Researchers from Breakpointing Bad & University of New Mexico have discovered a serious vulnerability affecting VPN connections.…

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Technology cyber-security predictions for 2020

Targeted ransomware – 2019 saw ransomware exploits getting highly targeted against specific businesses, as well as local government and healthcare organizations. Attackers are spending time intelligence-gathering on their victims, to ensure they can inflict maximum disruption, and ransoms are scaled up accordingly. Attacks have become so damaging that the FBI has softened its stance on paying ransoms: …

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