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2014 – The year of the breach?

As 2014 draws to a close, many in the InfoSec community are looking back on what has been an eventful past 12 months.

In both scale and sophistication, 2014 has been a game changer. In the first nine months alone there were as many as 1,922 confirmed incidents with criminals managing to compromise 904 million records*. Household names, from Sony and Home Depot to JP Morgan and Kmart, have been compromised and new, ever more potent forms of malware have risen to the surface.

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Phishy deals on Cyber Monday?

As America recovers from Turkey overload this Thanksgiving, thrifty shoppers are dusting off their credit cards to satisfy an altogether different appetite – the appetite for a bargain. With Black Friday already upon us and Cyber Monday just around the corner, online retailers are offering their most tempting holiday deals.

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Restricting Regin’s Reign

We’re all used to hearing about malware threats, with new variants of existing malware families appearing on a seemingly daily basis. What is far less common though is a totally new threat appearing, especially one that has apparently been operating unchallenged since 2008. Research published by Symantec describes just this; a new “ground breaking and almost peerless” malware threat known as Regin.

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5 Reasons to Keep Admin Rights off your PC

There are many reasons why it’s a good idea to run without admin rights, but for a recent webinar by Avecto, I narrowed it down to my top 5 reasons why it’s important to do so.
You can hear more about these on the on-demand webinar and see real examples of ethical hacking, where I show you some actual scenarios of vulnerabilities in the Windows OS.

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