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Increasing number of false positives causing risk of alert fatigue

More than two-fifths (43%) of organizations experience false positive alerts in more than 20% of cases, while 15% reported more than half of their security alerts are false …

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The human element in security is still needed to combat application vulnerabilities

While over half of organizations use artificial intelligence or machine learning in their security stack, nearly 60 percent are still more confident in cyberthreat findings …

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IRS scams during tax season target unsuspecting consumers

Scam robocalls and phishing emails disguised as banks continue to trick consumers to put their personal information at risk, and tax season is no exception. Increase in …

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Coronavirus-themed scams and attacks intensify

Scammers and other criminals are always quick to take advantage of crises, and this latest – centered around the spread of the deadly Covid-19 coronavirus around the …

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Hackers using hidden mobile apps and unique distribution methods to target consumers

Hackers are using hidden mobile apps, third-party login and counterfeit gaming videos to target consumers, according to McAfee. Worldwide detections of LeifAccess, 2019 Last …

5G
Devices on 5G networks demand differentiated security solutions

There will be 8.3 billion mobile broadband subscriptions by the end of 2024, which translates to 95 percent of all subscriptions by then, according to the SMU Office of …

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Ransomware getting more fearsome, but there’s reason for optimism

Cybercriminals continued a barrage of attacks in 2019, spurred on by botnets of infected IoT devices and by attacker interest in the Eternal Blue vulnerability. A report from …

Crowdstrike
A massive increase in eCrime behavior can easily disrupt business operations

During 2019, financially motivated cybercrime activity occurred on a nearly continuous basis, according to a CrowdStrike report. There was an increase in incidents of …

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Researchers use ultrasound waves vibrating through tables to access cellphones

Ultrasonic waves don’t make a sound, but they can still activate Siri on your cellphone and have it make calls, take images or read the contents of a text to a stranger. …

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Only 38% of US govt workers received ransomware prevention training

73% of government employees are concerned about impending ransomware threats to cities across the country, and more employees fear of cyberattacks to their community than …

IoT
Shadow IoT: A growing threat to enterprise security

Zscaler released their second annual IoT report, compiled after analyzing their customers’ IoT transactions in the Zscaler cloud for two weeks. The company found 553 …

David Rupprecht and Dr. Katharina Kohls
By exploiting an LTE vulnerability, attackers can impersonate mobile phone users

Exploiting a vulnerability in the mobile communication standard LTE, researchers at Ruhr-Universit√§t Bochum can impersonate mobile phone users. Consequently, they can book …

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