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Slowly, but firmly, digital security replaces cyber-security. Some may experience surprise or confusion. More articles, more companies’ resources and presentations use the new term instead of the traditional one. What is going on? How does digital security differ from cyber-security? Most importantly, what new elements does it bring? We will try to explore this together […]

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A hacker in Turkey has been trying to encourage distributed denial-of-attacks by making it into a game, featuring points and prizes for attempting to shut down political websites. The DDoS platform, translated as Surface Defense in English, has been prompting other hackers in Turkey to sign up and score points, according to security firm Forcepoint […]

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Open source webmail provider Roundcube has released an update that addresses a critical vulnerability in all default configurations that could allow an attacker to run arbitrary code on the host operating system. The flaw is serious because it’s relatively simple to exploit and can allow an attacker to access email accounts or move deeper onto […]

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Some malware families targeting Point-of-Sale (POS) systems did not take a vacation this Thanksgiving, but instead were hard at work stealing payment card data, Proofpoint security researchers say. Two PoS threats, ZeusPoS and NewPoSthings, showed a three to four-fold increase in data exfiltration traffic when compared to normal operation periods, the security researchers say. While […]

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Salted Hash has learned of a spam campaign that is using insurance document requests or the threat of an FTC lawsuit in order to get people to click a link included with the message. The campaign has snared thousands of victims, but the website doesn’t load anything malicious – in fact the page displayed in […]

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