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62% Of UK firms Lack Full Cybersecurity Insurance

The number of UK firms with cybersecurity insurance has risen in the past year — but less than half say their cyber insurance covers all risks. The second annual cybersecurity survey from research and consultancy firm Ovum, for Silicon Valley analytics firm FICO,...

The FBI Warns About Compromised IoT Devices

The FBI is instructing users on how to recognize when their IoT devices have been compromised and advising them on how to keep them secure. “Compromised devices may be difficult to detect but some potential indicators include: a major spike in monthly Internet usage;...

Examples Of Malware

We’ve already discussed some of the current malware threats looming large today. But there is a long, storied history of malware, dating back to infected floppy disks swapped by Apple II hobbyists in the 1980s and the Morris Worm spreading across Unix machines...

How To Detect Malware

It’s fully possible—and perhaps even likely—that your system will be infected by malware at some point despite your best efforts. How can you tell for sure? When you get to the level of corporate IT, there are also more advanced visibility tools you can use to...

Malware Protection

Antivirus software is the most widely known product in the category of malware protection products; despite “virus” being in the name, most offerings take on all forms of malware. While high-end security pros dismiss it as obsolete, it’s still the...

How To Prevent Malware

With spam and phishing email being the primary vector by which malware infects computers, the best way to prevent malware is make sure your email systems are locked down tight—and your users know how to spot danger. We recommend a combination of carefully checking...

Types Of Malware

This means that the question of, say, what the difference is between malware and a virus misses the point a bit: a virus is a type of malware, so all viruses are malware (but not every piece of malware is a virus). There are a number of different ways of categorizing...

What is Malware?

Malware—a blanket term for viruses, worms, trojans, and other harmful computer programs—has been with us since the early days of computing. But malware is constantly evolving and hackers use it to wreak destruction and gain access to sensitive information; fighting...

You Should Still Care About GDPR

In the days leading up to May 25, email inboxes were filled with updated privacy notices and requests for marketing consent. Web browsers saw more banners about “cookies” than they had since broadband became ubiquitous, and businesses began to consider how they were...

Outlook.com Gets New Dark Mode

Microsoft has launched the new dark mode for Outlook.com. The company teased the new dark experience for Outlook on the web earlier this month, and it’s now bringing the experience for everyone after multiple prototypes and iterations. Outlook.com’s new dark mode is...