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May 04, 2018
News roundup: Researchers find tens of thousands of malicious apps use Facebook APIs and can access user data. Plus, AWS threatens to suspend Signal's use of the platform, and more.
April 25, 2018
Rachel Tobac discusses how to train employees to avoid social engineering attacks and how individuals can keep themselves safe with awareness and by being 'politely paranoid.'
August 11, 2017
Dell SecureWorks researchers detected suspicious activity on social media accounts of Mia Ash. When they dug deeper, they discovered a new, complex social engineering attack.
July 13, 2016
The wildly popular Pokémon GO mobile game obtained a full account access token to iOS users' Google accounts, revealing a major issue with Google's OAuth authentication system.
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In this excerpt of Securing VoIP: Keeping your VoIP Network Safe, author Regis (Bud) Bates outlines different approaches to VoIP security and offers best practices to ensure infrastructure security is intact. Continue Reading
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Discover the extent to which attackers will go to plan social engineering attacks. Nick Lewis explains how the progression of threats is changing how we monitor social media. Continue Reading
The Nemucod downloader malware is being spread through Facebook Messenger disguised as an image file. Expert Nick Lewis explains the available protections against this attack. Continue Reading
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