July 2017

A major cyberattack could cost the global economy $53 billion

Lloyd’s of London have reported that a serious cyberattack could cost the global economy as much as a devastating natural disaster.

Beware bogus ‘WhatsApp subscription ending’ emails and texts

You ultimately decide what links you click on, and whether you hand over your passwords and payment card details. Always think twice, because the wrong decision could prove costly.

Patching: Your questions answered

How do patches work? Could the Microsoft patch have stopped WannaCryptor? All your questions answered.

Industrial control security practitioners worry about threats … for a reason

Recent research from the SANS Institute confirms that security of industrial control systems is increasingly seen and understood to be a serious issue.

Adobe Flash Player users should update their software NOW

Critical security holes keep being found in Adobe Flash Player. Have you updated yours yet?

UK’s ICO launches first ever International Strategy

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched an International Strategy, which provides guidance on key issues such as GDPR and changing technologies.

Supermarkets and fishy perfumes

Recently I’ve been seeing lightly-revised versions of a longstanding hoax, says David Harley. Read more on supermarkets and fish perfumes.

Everything you need to know about the latest variant of Petya

The latest global cyberattack, detected by ESET as Win32 / Diskcoder.C, considered a variant of Petya, once again highlights the reality outdated systems and insufficient security solutions are still widespread.

Analysis of TeleBots’ cunning backdoor

This article reveals details about the initial infection vector that was used during the DiskCoder.C outbreak.

Two-factor authentication: An underutilized security measure in businesses

ESET’s Josep Albors discusses two-factor authentication, which is an underutilized security measure in businesses all over the world.

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