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Mac Malware Appears On The WatchGuard Top Ten Malware List For First Time.

Mac-based malware has appeared on the list of the top ten most common types of malware for the first time in WatchGuard’s quarterly Internet Security Report. The Mac scareware appeared in sixth place in WatchGuard’s latest Q3 2018 report and is primarily delivered by email to trick victims into installing fake cleaning software. The new report also found that 6.8 percent of the world’s top 100,000 websites still accept old, insecure versions of the SSL...

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Barracuda WAF

Highlights: Barracuda extends its award-winning CloudGen WAF to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to help customers defend against advanced layer 7 threats, OWASP Top 10, bots, DDoS, and zero-day threats. Well-architected, frictionless deployment, with flexible billing options. Automation first ethos helps SecOps better collaborate with DevOps and NetOps to easily deploy application security. Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, today announced the availability of its CloudGen WAF on Google...

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Malware Maltoons

If you're a security professional who has pondered the question of how to visually demonstrate the nastiness of malware, then wonder no more! Lastline, a leading advanced network based malware protection company  announced today the launch of Maltoons™, malware cartoons designed to help media and security professionals visualize and raise awareness of malware, cybercrime tactics, and defense strategies. The program employs Lastline’s expertise in advanced malware behavior towards helping potential victims visualize and remain vigilant in...

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Mobile Security

Two new reports from lead author Professor Nick Jennings of Imperial College London and other cybersecurity experts assert that device manufacturers have a larger burden to protect consumers from cybersecurity attacks than the device users themselves. The report points out that although it’s important for users to be as proactive as possible in that regard, many people don’t know the most effective ways to do so. It suggests using a safety mark system that acts...

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Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team has discovered a new sophisticated wiper malware, called StoneDrill. Just like another infamous wiper, Shamoon, it destroys everything on the infected computer. StoneDrill also features advanced anti-detection techniques and espionage tools in its arsenal. In addition to targets in the Middle East, one StoneDrill target has also been discovered in Europe, where wipers used in the Middle East have not previously been spotted in the wild. In 2012,...

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