Cloud project success gives Aster appetite for more

The success of a project to move the IT service desk to the cloud has given the business leaders at housing developer Aster Group an appetite for more cloud-based services. It has also lead to the IT leaders having to explain to enthusiastic business leaders that cloud is not best for everything.

The success of a project to move the IT service desk to the cloud has given the business leaders at housing developer Aster Group an appetite for more cloud-based services. It has also lead to the IT leaders having to explain to enthusiastic business leaders that cloud is not best for everything.

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Spam Rises Amid Lower Exploit Kit Activity in 2016: Cisco

Spam messages accounted for 65% of overall email in 2016, with 8-10% of spam considered malicious, a recent report from Cisco reveals.

According to the Cisco 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report (PDF), activity of the Necurs botnet, which has been distributing the Locky ransomware and Dridex banking Trojan, is driving spam volume up.

Spam messages accounted for 65% of overall email in 2016, with 8-10% of spam considered malicious, a recent report from Cisco reveals.

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PayPal Users Targeted in Sophisticated Phishing Attack

A recently observed phishing campaign is targeting PayPal users with fake pages that are well designed and difficult to distinguish from the real ones, ESET researchers warn.

The attack was observed only a couple of weeks after Gmail users were targeted in a phishing campaign that used legitimate-looking URLs capable of tricking even tech-savvy people.

A recently observed phishing campaign is targeting PayPal users with fake pages that are well designed and difficult to distinguish from the real ones, ESET researchers warn.

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Trump’s New Cyber Plans Borrow Old Obama Ideas — UPDATED

US President Donald Trump signs an executive order as Vice President Mike Pence and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus look on at the White House in Washington, DC on January 20, 2017.

US President Donald Trump signs an executive order as Vice President Mike Pence and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus look on at the White House in Washington, DC on January 20, 2017. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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Trump’s New Cyber Plans Borrow Old Obama Ideas

US President Donald Trump signs an executive order as Vice President Mike Pence and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus look on at the White House in Washington, DC on January 20, 2017.

US President Donald Trump signs an executive order as Vice President Mike Pence and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus look on at the White House in Washington, DC on January 20, 2017. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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Exabeam Challenges Traditional SIEMs With New Security Intelligence Platform

Exabeam Leverages UEBA Experience to Launch New Next-Generation Security Intelligence Platform

SIEMs, although still a must-have for most enterprises, are considered to be past their sell-by date; and are being supplanted by the rising star of user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA).

Exabeam Leverages UEBA Experience to Launch New Next-Generation Security Intelligence Platform

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The State of Malware: 1 Billion Samples Under the Microscope

2016 was not a good year for information security. The inexorable rise of ransomware, major breach reports, the emergence of massive IoT-based DDoS attacks, the rise of the Kovter malware family, and the arrival of alleged international political interference all combined to make 2016 an exceptional year.

2016 was not a good year for information security. The inexorable rise of ransomware, major breach reports, the emergence of massive IoT-based DDoS attacks, the rise of the Kovter malware family, and the arrival of alleged international political interference all combined to make 2016 an exceptional year. Now a new state of malware analysis puts figures behind the malware element of 2016 threats.

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3 steps to disable iMessage and not lose your mind – CNET

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For those who are on the fence about jumping outside of Apple’s ecosystem and testing another mobile platform, you first need to deal with disabling iMessage.

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For those who are on the fence about jumping outside of Apple’s ecosystem and testing another mobile platform, you first need to deal with disabling iMessage.

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Targeted FlokiBot Attacks Hit PoS Systems in Brazil

The FlokiBot banking Trojan was recently associated with a series of small, targeted campaigns focused on point of sale (PoS) systems in Brazil, Arbor Networks security researchers warn.

Spotted on underground markets in September 2016, FlokiBot is based on the Zeus code that leaked online in 2011.

The FlokiBot banking Trojan was recently associated with a series of small, targeted campaigns focused on point of sale (PoS) systems in Brazil, Arbor Networks security researchers warn.

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Facebook Is Making It Harder For Hackers To Hijack Your Accounts

Having your email account compromised by hackers is a very, very bad thing. With control of your email, it’s all too easy for an attacker to break into all your other important accounts.

Having your email account compromised by hackers is a very, very bad thing. With control of your email, it’s all too easy for an attacker to break into all your other important accounts. It can be as easy as visiting a site like Facebook, Twitter, or iCloud and requesting a password reset.

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