Learn about DDoS with the Distributed Denial of Service Trends Report

Learn about DDoS with the Distributed Denial of Service Trends Report

Verisign a leader in domain name services and security solutions has determined in their free eBook, Distributed Denial of Service Trends Report, that Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks were on the rise for Q1 2018- January-March 2018. The report can summed up as follows: “The observations and insights derived from mitigations enacted on behalf of, and…

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Ashampoo Spectre Meltdown CPU Checker for Spectre and Meltdown

Ashampoo Spectre Meltdown CPU Checker for Spectre and Meltdown

With the Meltdown and Spectre processor security holes recently making headlines in the news, computer users will find the Ashampoo Spectre Meltdown CPU Checker a useful tool for assessing whether your system is vulnerable or not. An official company description for the checking tool follows: “The program uses a Microsoft-based check that would usually require complex inputs…

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LifeLock Senior Offers Identity Protection for Aging Parents

LifeLock Senior Offers Identity Protection for Aging Parents

LifeLock, a Symantec company a leader in proactive identity theft protection services recently announced the identity protection product, LifeLock Senior for individuals ages 55 and over. The service is available for adult children to help protect their senior parents from identity theft. Essentially “built with easy-to-set-up permissions, LifeLock Senior allows both the senior member and their…

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143 million Affected in Equifax Credit Reporting Agency Hack

143 million Affected in Equifax Credit Reporting Agency Hack

Equifax reports that 143 million U.S. consumers’ names, birthdays, addresses and Social Security and driver’s license numbers were exposed by hackers due to a massive breach, among the largest ever recorded. Equifax, whose function is to “collect vast amounts of financial information from consumers without their knowledge, working with banks and other lenders, for example, to…

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Symantec’s Website Security and Related PKI Solutions to be Acquired by DigiCert

Symantec’s Website Security and Related PKI Solutions to be Acquired by DigiCert

Known as “the world’s leading cyber security company”, Symantec Corp. and also DigiCert, a “leading provider of scalable identity and encryption solutions for the enterprise” announced an agreement for DigiCert to acquire Symantec’s Website Security and related PKI solutions. The transaction, unanimously approved by the Symantec Board of Directors, will be completed in the third quarter…

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Oracle, SafeLogic and OpenSSL Contribute to Developing NextGeneration FIPS Module

Oracle, SafeLogic and OpenSSL Contribute to Developing NextGeneration FIPS Module

Oracle, OpenSSL and SafeLogic recently announced a joint effort in developing the next generation open source OpenSSL 1.1 FIPS 140-2 module. OpenSSL is the “most widely used and respected cryptographic library protecting data transfers across computer networks.” Oracle has already contributed $50,000 to the effort with more to follow contingent on the project’s future progress. Indeed the project…

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Hacking Campaign Targeting US Nuclear and Energy Sectors

Hacking Campaign Targeting US Nuclear and Energy Sectors

In a recent joint report, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation have determined that hackers have been “phishing” emails to “harvest credentials” so they could gain access to nuclear and energy targets.” The hackers have been doing this activity since May. There were a few instances of hackers actually succeeding in network…

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Ukraine Target of New Computer Virus, NotPetya

Ukraine Target of New Computer Virus, NotPetya

Ukrainian officials have determined the new NotPetya computer virus, that has spread to 60 countries, originated in the country’s computer infrastructure. 75% of the NotPetya virus attacks were in the Ukraine alone. The computer worm has “paralyzed thousands of machines worldwide, shutting down ports, factories and offices as it spread through internal organizational networks.” The Ukraine has…

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