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NortonLifeLock
Website spoofing: What to know about counterfeit domain names to keep from getting scammed
Have you ever visited the website of a well-established brand but something about it didn't seem right? That may not have been the brand's website at all.
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Hybrid Cloud
How multi-cloud visibility ensures business continuity
One of the most common applications and use cases that we’ve seen for this capability is tracking the status of SSL/TLS certificates on the thousands of application and communication servers that make up an enterprise network.
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Ransomware
Ransomware attacks over SSL increase by 500%, Zscaler report shows
The research reveals the emerging techniques and impacted industries behind a 260% spike in attacks, using encrypted channels to bypass legacy security controls.
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Cybersecurity
Beware of these six L7 DDoS attacks
As more services are migrating online, DDoS attacks are increasingly shifting away from the network layer, and into the application layer, writes Radware product marketing manager Eyal Arazi.
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Internet of Things
DigiCert releases two new tools to modernise PKI
DigiCert managers are built from the ground up to provide fast, flexible PKI deployment.
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Malware
Mac malware on WatchGuard’s top ten list for first time
The report is based on data from active WatchGuard Firebox unified threat management appliances and covers the major malware campaigns.
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Digital Marketing
Kiwis being taken for a ride with certification due to SEO fears
A digital marketing agency has noticed that many New Zealand SMEs are paying far too much for SSL certification.
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Cybersecurity
Malicious Reddit clone fooling users into giving away logins
A simple typo is taking users to a seemingly secure Reddit clone that is actually stealing their login details - we have commentary from two experts.
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LinkedIn
LinkedIn’s outage blunder left users exposed and was ‘easily preventable’
LinkedIn went down yesterday in countries across the world due to an SSL certificate expiry, leaving some users' data at risk with no encryption.
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Encryption
Zscaler reports spike in malware families abusing SSL/TLS encryption as part of infection chain
Cyber attacks that use two common forms of encryption are on the rise, with the amount of malicious content doubling in the last six months alone.
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Encryption
It's time to pick up the pace on HTTPS encryption, survey finds
Less than half of internet sites support HTTPS, despite it being a 'must have' for all businesses, a new survey has found.
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Blue Coat
Three of the most common myths about SSL encryption
Delving into the world of SSL Encryption, here are some of the myths that persist about SSL traffic as well as the SSL blind spot.
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Malware
CAUTION: The SSL blind spot is growing
The use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption is growing fast - which is both good and bad.
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Cybersecurity
Uncover the hidden threats in encrypted traffic
More and more cyber-criminals are tunnelling attacks in SSL encryption to evade detection by firewalls and other security products.
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Cybersecurity
How to address authentication challenges with ever increasing user demand
In the age of complex web-based applications, unmanaged devices and an expanding global user base, it is more difficult to ensure security.
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DDoS
Five top security threats to data centres – and how to counter them
"To counter these threats, organisations need a solution that can lock down their data centres. Otherwise they risk significant damage."
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Palo Alto Networks
Heartbleed ahead for enterprises?
The Heartbleed vulnerability's impact may yet to be fully felt by enterprises.