WhatsApp made available end-to-end encrypted chat backups

WhatsApp made available end-to-end encrypted chat backups on iOS and Android to prevent anyone from accessing user chats. WhatsApp is rolling out end-to-end encrypted chat backups on both iOS and Android devices, the move aims at implementing an optional layer of security to protect backups stored on Google Drive or iCloud cloud storage. Currently, WhatsApp […]

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October 15, 2021
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Add a new dimension to ransomware defenses

Ransomware is a particularly heartless endeavor. Criminals have targeted schools, vital infrastructure, and even patient records at a psychiatric treatment facility. The US Department of Homeland Security recognizes it as a top threat, and security pro…

October 14, 2021
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What Is Hashing and How Does It Work?

Hashes are the result of a mathematical function that converts a text string (no matter the length) into an encrypted string of a fixed length. For every given piece of data input, algorithms such as MD5 (Message Digest 5) or SHA (Secure Hash Algorithm…

October 13, 2021
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NSA explains how to avoid dangers of Wildcard TLS Certificates and ALPACA attacks

The NSA issued a technical advisory to warn organizations against the use of wildcard TLS certificates and the new ALPACA TLS attack. The National Security Agency (NSA) is warning organizations against the use of wildcard TLS certificates and the new ALPACA TLS attack. A wildcard certificate is a public key certificate that can be used […]

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October 11, 2021
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ESET PROTECT Advanced Review: Features & Benefits

ESET might not have the name recognition of some other long-time cybersecurity companies, but at around 30 years old, the Slovakia-based company has been around longer than many of its rivals. And like other old-guard companies, ESET knows it needs to innovate to stay competitive, which the company has done with its cloud-based endpoint protection […]

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October 9, 2021
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Cybersecurity Month: Be Cyber Smart

As an  Official Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), the Council will be sharing educational resources on payment security best practices on the PCI Perspectives blog, and through our Twitter (@PCISSC) and LinkedIn…

October 7, 2021
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Ransomware in the CIS

Statistics on ransomware attacks in the CIS and technical descriptions of Trojans, including BigBobRoss/TheDMR, Crysis/Dharma, Phobos/Eking, Cryakl/CryLock, CryptConsole, Fonix/XINOF, Limbozar/VoidCrypt, Thanos/Hakbit and XMRLocker.

October 7, 2021
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