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Thursday, December 29, 2016

2017 Cybersecurity Predictions with Greg Day

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Public and Private Cloud Adoption - What Financial Services Need to Know

Back in 1950 the first broadly available credit card was introduced to provide people with an alternative and more convenient payment option to cash. In the late 1950s mainframe computers debuted, and by 1969 the first ATM was installed. And in 1983 the first online banking service was launched on the then fledgling Internet. All of these financial technologies (sometimes referred to as “FinTech”) were developed and brought to the market to make the lives of customers easier and to move the financial industry forward.

Friday, December 16, 2016

ESET Trends for 2017: Holding security ransom

In between dreams, you hear the alarm on your mobile phone ring. You open your eyes and turn it off from your smartwatch. Your Smart TV welcomes you with the daily news and you look for the weather forecast: it is a freezing winter’s morning. Your car is waiting outside, just like any other day, but you know that if you don’t warm up the engine, it will hardly work. To save some time, you grab your smartphone, open the car app and try to remote start the vehicle from the comfort of your kitchen. But it does not start. Instead, a notification on your screen says: “Your car has been locked! If you want to use it again, follow the instructions and pay 0.5 bitcoins”.

http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/12/15/eset-trends-2017-holding-security-ransom/

Yahoo data breach: What you can do

Last night, Yahoo announced that yet another data breach has happened involving more than one billion of its user accounts.
As breaches seem to be happening more and more these days we can be forgiven for allowing data breach news to fall on deaf ears but we need to get this in perspective …

http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/12/15/yahoo-data-breach-what-you-can-do/

Yahoo experiences biggest data breach in history: 1 billion affected

Update: Get ready for the IT security threats and challenges ahead with ESET's 2017 trends and predictions report. Download now.
Yahoo has experienced the biggest data breach in history, with up to one billion user accounts thought to have been affected by a historic security incident.

On the Economics, Propagation, and Mitigation of Mirai

On the Economics, Propagation, and Mitigation of Mirai

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Analysis of CryptFile2 Ransomware Server

Analysis of CryptFile2 Ransomware Server

Why Employees Could Be the Biggest Threat to Healthcare Data Security

Human beings are prone to making all kinds of mistakes. It’s the nature of being human. However, there are differences in the gravity of mistakes we make based on context – the what, when, where, why, and how often they happen. When it comes to handling healthcare data, human mistakes can sometimes lead to very serious security issues, and the wrong kinds of mistakes could even put patient lives in danger.



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Avnet Forms Relationship with Mellanox Technologies in Latin America

Avnet expands its data center, high-performance computing and enterprise networking solutions portfolio for partners in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico



Press Releases | Avnet Newsroom: In this section of the Avnet Newsroom, you'll find our press releases listed in chronological order and archived by year. Organize press releases with the dropdown menu or try the 'search newsroom' feature to search by keyword, date range and more.

Ray-Bans out, Uggs in: Holiday season scam plagues social media

Ray-Bans out, Uggs in: Holiday season scam plagues social media

Teenager's phone confiscated for TalkTalk cyberattack offenses

Teenager's phone confiscated for TalkTalk cyberattack offenses

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Got an iPhone 6 Plus with ‘Touch Disease’? Apple Launches Program to Help Fix That

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) recently acknowledged that some iPhone 6 Plus devices may actually exhibit ‘Touch Disease’ symptoms, and has rolled out a program to help fix the “disease.”
The term ‘Touch Disease’ was coined on the internet to refer to the display flickering or Multi-Touch issues that surface after the iPhone 6 Plus undergoes stress, such as being bent several times or dropped on a hard surface.


Got an iPhone 6 Plus with ‘Touch Disease’? Apple Launches Program to Help Fix That

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Get Safe Online: Watch out for banking scammers

Get Safe Online has warned people to be aware of banking scammers who are finding more advanced ways to access online bank details in sophisticated phishing scams.
It advised on Wednesday (6th December) that individuals should stay extra vigilant, especially if they are asked to reveal sensitive banking information.

http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/12/08/get-safe-online-watch-banking-scammers/

QUEENSLAND BRAIN INSTITUTE TO ACCELERATE BRAIN RESEARCH WITH BROCADE

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND'S QUEENSLAND BRAIN INSTITUTE FIRST TO DEPLOY BROCADE GEN 6 FIBRE CHANNEL TECHNOLOGY IN AUSTRALIA FOR STORAGE NETWORKING


http://www.brcd.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1003309

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Research: Furtive Malware Rises Again

The Shamoon virus, also known as Disttrack, surfaced for the first time back in 2012 targeting Middle East Oil companies. It leveraged stolen credentials to gain access, and then exhibited worm-like behavior to spread throughout the entire targeted network. All Shamoon attacks were clearly very carefully planned beforehand, as the attackers had to gain access to legitimate credentials before launching the attack.



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BT Business & Public Sector Aims to Reduce Costs for Critical ITSM Services Supplied to Police Market by Thirty Percent with BMC’s Remedy Suite

Reduced call volumes, faster onboarding time result from efficient and intuitive self-service IT



RSS Content - BMC Software

Avnet Teams with Micro Focus to Expand its Security and Enterprise Software Offerings in Mexico

Collaboration will enable partners to provide their customers in the financial and retail industries with customized solutions



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Q&A on Using a Real Time Sandbox to Thwart Packed Malware

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Where the leading apps keep your company’s data

The current digital economy revolves around data. Giving up our data is the price we pay for signing up for free internet services, as the companies who provide these services use this personal information in order to fine-tune ads paid for by their true clients: advertisers.



Where the leading apps keep your company’s data

Squarespace Merchants Can Now Take Payments with PayPal Express Checkout

In its effort to give small business customers comprehensive web services, Squarespace has added yet another feature, the ability to take payments via PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) Express Checkout.



Squarespace Merchants Can Now Take Payments with PayPal Express Checkout

Avnet Introduces New Partner Programs for the Avnet Cloud Marketplace

New partner programs and platform enhancements in the U.S. and Canada help Avnet partners expand their cloud businesses



Press Releases | Avnet Newsroom: In this section of the Avnet Newsroom, you'll find our press releases listed in chronological order and archived by year. Organize press releases with the dropdown menu or try the 'search newsroom' feature to search by keyword, date range and more.

Spotlight: Agency 2.0 Focuses on Marketing Crowdfunding Campaigns

Crowdfunding is becoming a huge opportunity for businesses to get off the ground. But some businesses that are just getting started with crowdfunding might not know how to market their offerings just yet. That’s where Agency 2.0 comes in.
Agency 2.0 focuses on marketing specifically for crowdfunding campaigns and businesses. You can read more about the company below in this week’s Small Business Spotlight.


Spotlight: Agency 2.0 Focuses on Marketing Crowdfunding Campaigns

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Avnet Names Kevin Summers as Chief Information Officer

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Deep Analysis of the Online Banking Botnet TrickBot

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LinkedIn and Baidu Redirecting to Fat-Loss and Brain Improvement Scam

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Brocade Expands Data Center Networking Solutions to Accelerate Digital Transformation (NASDAQ:BRCD)

ADVANCEMENTS IN DATA CENTER AUTOMATION AND NETWORK VISIBILITY COMBINED WITH NEW BROCADE SLX SWITCHES ENABLE BUSINESS AGILITY AT CLOUD SPEED



Brocade Expands Data Center Networking Solutions to Accelerate Digital Transformation (NASDAQ:BRCD)

BMC Extends its Digital Service Management Leadership with Cloud-based BMC Innovation Suite for Developers

BMC Innovation Suite enables complex workflow-based app development in the cloud on AWS
using microservices-based architectures and REST APIs for the ecosystem




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8 in 10 U.S. Internet Users Now Buy Online, Says GlobalWebIndex

Americans are filling up their virtual shopping carts fast, a new study has found.
According to GlobalWebIndex’s bi-annual report on the latest trends in online commerce, 8 in 10 American internet users shop online.


8 in 10 U.S. Internet Users Now Buy Online, Says GlobalWebIndex

Save Your Business Some Money with These Browser Plug-ins

Driven by the pursuit of a great deal, you’ve downloaded bar code scanning apps on your phone and clipped coupons from your local newspaper. But even you — a savvy deal seeker — may not know that your computer can replace both of those money-saving activities.
Browser extensions are plug-ins you can download on web browsers like Chrome or Safari, and some of these tools can do your bargain-hunting homework for you.


Save Your Business Some Money with These Browser Plug-ins

10 Modern Search Strategies Businesses Are Not Doing

Search marketing is difficult and time consuming. There is a lot of advice and a lot of it is outdated or flat out does not work. With that I want to share with you 10 search strategies that are easy to implement and are proven to increase search rankings.



10 Modern Search Strategies Businesses Are Not Doing

A Closer Look at the Mamba Ransomware that Struck San Francisco Rail System

Recently, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, also known as MUNI, was attacked by a new variant of Mamba (a.k.a HDDCryptor) – a disk-encypting ransomware. The incident left their ticketing services with inoperational systems and a note that read, “You Hacked,ALL Data Encrypted,Contact For Key(cryptom27@yandex.com)”
Fortinet first discovered Mamba two months ago. Since then, it has been under the radar – until this big attack. We will now take a look at a few irregularities and some new developments it has employed over the past few months.


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Whiten Your Teeth and Give Yourself Flawless Skin with this Selfie App

If you’re looking for the perfect selfie image that looks a cut above for business profiles or company websites, the new Facetune 2 app is one option.
The original Facetune app offered photo retouching for selfies and was known for its easy to use interface and powerful image-editing and beautifying tools. This made it a popular photo app on the App Store, and the second version appears to offer even more features.


Whiten Your Teeth and Give Yourself Flawless Skin with this Selfie App

Sprint Appoints Rob Roy Chief Digital Officer to Drive Digital Sales for the Always Connected Customer | Sprint Newsroom

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), December 05, 2016 - Rob Roy joins Sprint (NYSE: S) today as Chief Digital Officer to advance the company’s use of online and mobile technology to improve the customer experience. Roy will focus on leveraging multi-touch personalization and marketing automation to build an end-to-end digital customer journey across all device types to deliver a seamless, omnichannel approach for acquiring the always connected customer, driving sales and providing support.



Sprint Appoints Rob Roy Chief Digital Officer to Drive Digital Sales for the Always Connected Customer | Sprint Newsroom

Sprint Extends Offer for Three FREE Lines of Unlimited Data, Talk and Text | Sprint Newsroom

Switch to Sprint and five lines of unlimited data, talk and text will cost $20 per month per line



Sprint Extends Offer for Three FREE Lines of Unlimited Data, Talk and Text | Sprint Newsroom

Q&A: How Fortinet’s Security Fabric Creates New Opportunity for Channel Partners

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How to avoid bogging down your own servers

There’s been a lot of talk recently about DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks in the wake of an incident that left thousands of users without internet access as a result of the collapse of the servers at Dyn, a DNS hosting service. Needless to say, we should be aware of this threat, know how it works, and how to defend ourselves against it. Especially now, in the age of the Internet of Things, which has made it easier for cybercriminals to build an army of infected devices to carry out this kind of attack.



How to avoid bogging down your own servers

Monday, December 5, 2016

Android ransomware spreads further, with new methods in its toolbox

Ransomware seems to have maintained its attractiveness amongst cybercriminals, steadily growing on multiple platforms – including mobile since 2014. Android users have been targeted by various types of this extorting malware, most frequently by the police ransomware, trying to scare victims into paying up after (falsely) accusing them of harvesting illegal content on their devices.



Android ransomware spreads further, with new methods in its toolbox

Child safety: An unexpected radio interview

Child safety: An unexpected radio interview

Friday, December 2, 2016

26,500 National Lottery accounts accessed by cybercriminals

Around 26,500 National Lottery players in the UK have had their online accounts accessed by cybercriminals, operator Camelot has revealed.
The operator was first alerted to a security incident on November 28th, during routine online security monitoring.


26,500 National Lottery accounts accessed by cybercriminals

Security Leads the Way for MSO Evolution to MSP

Like every other service provider segment, MSOs are looking for ways to leverage recent changes in technology and customer buying patterns in order to expand their addressable market and service offerings. MSOs now have an opportunity to claim a larger share of this growing business market by providing a new set of commercial services built on a number of new technologies. With the commercial availability of SD-WAN technology, for example, MSO’s now have a path to create competitive offerings that were previously confined to telecommunications service providers



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Avnet Announces Distribution Agreement with Central Semiconductor in the Americas

Phoenix and Hauppauge, New York – November 30, 2016 – Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced a distribution agreement with Central Semiconductor Corp., a leading manufacturer of innovative discrete semiconductors. Effective immediately, Central Semiconductor’s entire line of discrete semiconductors will be available for purchase by customers in the Americas through Avnet’s broadline components Electronics Marketing group and Avnet USI, Avnet’s defense/aerospace specialty distribution business unit.



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How To Evaluate a Next- generation Endpoint Protection

We are lately seeing blogs attempting to publicly demonstrate that next-generation protection solutions, like Adaptive Defense, are vulnerable. These proofs of concept aim to demonstrate that there are malicious files that evade detection when reaching a system or attempting to run. The problem with these demonstrations is that the writer expects the malicious files to be stopped before being run. But that’s a mistake, and reveals a clear misunderstanding of this new protection model based on the continuous monitoring of process activities.



How To Evaluate a Next- generation Endpoint Protection

Thursday, December 1, 2016

How to avoid hacking to Critical Infrastructure

The cyber-attacks on the backbone of today’s economies are materialized in those assaults that affect society as a whole. The strategic priorities of national security include infrastructure exposed to the threats that can affect the operation of essential services.



How to avoid hacking to Critical Infrastructure

Hackathon Sophia Antipolis 2016

Last Saturday evening I had the honour to chair the selection committee for a Hackathon on Security...and many connected objects. While the meaning of "security" here was very broad (it included physical security for women and for elderly people, health, computer security, etc), it was a captivating experience.



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Cryptography: How something nerdy went mainstream

Cryptography is one of the fundamental aspects of information security. It is used to encrypt or encode messages so that their content may not be read, modified, or hidden by an unauthorized third party. In this way, it helps information to meet three key requirements to be secured: confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
This method takes place in most of our daily activities. Think, for example, when you send an email – if the email provider did not use encryption techniques, the content might be intercepted and read by unknown people.


Cryptography: How something nerdy went mainstream

4 Mobile Marketing Trends to Focus on in 2017

As we begin our descent to the end of 2016, it’s vital for small businesses to look ahead to 2017 and beyond. Creative marketing can set your business apart from the pack, so it’s wise to stay updated on new approaches and trends.
The amount of consumers accessing the web via mobile devices now outweighs desktop users. These days, it’s not enough to just be “mobile friendly.” Here are four ways your small business should be utilizing mobile marketing in the upcoming year.


4 Mobile Marketing Trends to Focus on in 2017

7 Ironclad Reasons Snapchat Stories are Superior to Instagram Stories

There are seven reasons why Snapchat stories is superior to Instagram stories and none of the reasons are features that can be copied.
The core functionality of Snapchat and Instagram are worlds apart, and that has created two different native cultures.


7 Ironclad Reasons Snapchat Stories are Superior to Instagram Stories

The ABCDEs Of Developing A Profitable Business With Online Courses

Many people are making money from selling online courses.
But success on the Internet is not as easy as knowing your ABCs.


The ABCDEs Of Developing A Profitable Business With Online Courses

Fortinet Joins AWS Public Sector Partner Program to Accelerate Cloud Security for Government and SLED Organizations

With the breadth of sensitive data and highly regulated workloads that government and state and local education (SLED) institutions manage comes the critical need for a cybersecurity strategy that can adapt and scale with the data, from IoT to the cloud, while adhering to regulations and compliance requirements.



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Avnet Expands its Internet of Things Portfolio with relayr Solutions

Avnet to provide partners with the enterprise middleware platform, skills, starter kits and other resources needed to capitalize on the high-growth potential of IOT



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900,000 Germans knocked offline, as critical router flaw exploited

As many as 900,000 Deutsche Telekom customers were knocked offline on Sunday and Monday as an attempt was made to hijack broadband routers into a botnet.



900,000 Germans knocked offline, as critical router flaw exploited