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KRACK WiFi vulnerability: Here’s how to protect yourself

By : CIOL Writers

Ever since security researcher Mathy Vanhoef publicly disclosed a serious vulnerability in the WPA2 encryption protocol, tech companies have been on their toes to fix the issue at hand. The new exploit, as first reported by Ars Technica, is called KRACK that takes advantage of vulnerabilities

Board members still don’t treat cybersecurity as a top priority, feel IT decision makers

BANGALORE, INDIA: A global Enterprise Security Survey done by Fortinet reveals that despite high profile cyberattacks continuing to occur, almost half of IT decision makers (ITDMs) at 250+ employee organizations around the world, including India, still believe that business executives are

Online search for ‘Kapil Sharma’ comes with malware risk

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Actor-comedian Kapil Sharma is the most sensational celebrity to search online in 2017. According to a survey from cyber security firm McAfee, online search for Sharma is riskiest in terms of exposing fans to malicious websites or malware among all Bollywood

Artificial Intelligence: The Future of Cyber Security

By : CIOL Bureau

By Dr. Yogesh Kumar Bhatt, VP-IT Education and Training, Manipal Global Education Throughout the history of computers and cyber-attacks, security has been a lifelong war between cybersecurity experts and hackers.  When security experts plugged holes and thought of better ways

Seqrite detects security breach at India’s National Internet Registry

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Cyber Solutions company, Seqrite along with its partner seQtree detected and notified the Indian government about a security breach at India’s National Internet Registry- IRINN (Indian Registry for Internet Names and Numbers). The company in their blog post said that they

Yahoo’s 2013 security breach affected all 3B accounts

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Yahoo’s 2013 data breach was far worse than what was earlier made to believe. In a shocking revelation, Yahoo, now part of Verizon Communications, said on Tuesday that an investigation showed all 3 billion of its user accounts were affected in

CCleaner malware had Google, Microsoft and Samsung on radar

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The recent CCleaner malware outbreak where hackers used a popular PC clean-up tool to spread malware was perhaps a more targeted and sophisticated attack than it initially seemed. In an update on its investigation into the malware, Avast noted that the attack was an APT (advanced persistent

Microsoft integrates Hexadite’s AI-based threat investigation tech to Windows Defender ATP

BANGALORE, INDIA: Following the recent acquisition of Israeli startup, Hexadite, Microsoft has now integrated Hexadite’s security automation technology into Windows Defender Advance Threat Protection (WDATP). This will enable Windows Defender ATP users to leverage state of the art AI technology to

5 strategies to defend against automated cyber attacks

BANGALORE, INDIA: Cybercriminals are now using highly advanced automation tools to deploy malware with much greater speed and scale. CISOs in India can no longer rely on a manual approach in cyber defense as cyber attacks have become automated, riding

Hackers use PC clean-up tool to spread malware

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Well, turns out that the state of cyber-security is only worsening by the day so much so that even anti-virus software could be hijacked to spread malware. Something similar happened recently when hackers used popular PC-cleaning software- CCleaner, owned by antivirus provider

Over 3TB of Vevo documents leaked online after hack

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While the West may still be reeling under the after-effects of the cybersecurity breach at the credit monitoring firm Equifax, here comes news about yet another security breach at music-streaming service Vevo, leading to release of over 3 terabytes of internal documents

Cybersecurity maturity of Indian startups are abysmally low, says report

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From the data theft of reportedly 3.2 million debit cards that affected many big banks including SBI, HDFC Bank, ICICI, Yes Bank and Axis Bank, to recent security breach at Zomato that involved user data of over 17 million users, the state of

Instagram hack affected ‘millions’ of accounts, not just celebs

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The recent cyber-attack on Facebook owned photo sharing platform Instagram was worse than what Instagram reported initially with millions of users getting affected and not just celebs. According to The Daily Beast, the hackers, after stealing the data, launched a website and made a

India, Pakistan braving state-sponsored cyber-attack

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Cyber-security firm Symantec has discovered a sustained ‘state-sponsored’ cyber spying campaign against arch rivals India and Pakistan, Reuters reported on Monday. Symantec reportedly sent its threat intelligence report to clients in July noting that espionage attempts dated back to October 2016. The campaign apparently is

Kaspersky Lab’s awards campaign to spread Internet safety message

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Kaspersky Lab has launched an awards campaign in the Asia-Pacific region. The campaign called Goondus Awards is launched to educate the public and spread awareness about Internet safety. The Goondus Awards campaign is inviting submissions from the public on Internet mistakes

Digitization and automation will make the traditional IT job roles redundant soon

By : CIOL Writers

As digitization and automation wave started disrupting the industries, it will have a major impact on the career choices of IT professionals as well. While companies are looking to adopt new technologies and platforms to advance their business results, professionals

Fortinet launches threat intelligence service for CISOs

BANGALORE, INDIA: Fortinet has announced a new cloud-based threat intelligence service that arms Cybersecurity leaders with cyber situational awareness highlighting the latest threat trends and cyber risks facing their organizations. Fortinet’s FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Service (TIS) enables CISOs to stay ahead of

BSNL asks broadband users to change password after malware attack

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State-owned telecom operator BSNL on Thursday said that it was hit by a malware attack earlier in the week and has advised broadband users to change the default system password. The malware attack impacted nearly 2,000 broadband modems, where subscribers had not changed

Kaspersky Lab releases free antivirus software

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Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab has released a free version of its antivirus software. Called the Kaspersky Free, the software provides the core essentials, including email and desktop antivirus protection, the ability to quarantine infected files, as well as

Indians unable to resist free WiFi despite security risks: Norton

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People across the globe are unable to resist a strong, free Wi-Fi network and their online behaviors may be placing their personal information at risk, according to Norton by Symantec’s 2017 Norton Wi-Fi Risk Report. If we specifically talk about Indians,