02 Jul 2019

Four in 10 North American Banks Don’t Use EV Certificates

A new Sectigo report rates the data protection practices of the largest banks in North America and Europe. While the research found that all major banks use SSL certificates in some form, 40% of the North American banks leave customers vulnerable to phishing scams because they do not extended validation

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09 May 2019

Websites Continue to Collect PII Data Insecurely

A new report by RiskIQ found that over a year after the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect, 11.5% of websites still fail to properly secure the way they collect personally identifiable information (PII) from users. Progress is being made however, since the number was 27%

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18 Apr 2019

Ever-Sophisticated Bad Bots Target Healthcare, Ticketing

A new Distil Networks report highlights the threat of malicious bots. The good news is that websites are receiving less automated traffic than in previous years, with 62% of web traffic in 2018 representing human activity, an improvement over 2017 when the number was 55%. However, bots are becoming more

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29 Mar 2019

Hundreds of compromised WordPress and Joomla websites are serving up malware to visitors

Researchers with Zscaler warn that threat actors are increasingly trying to take advantage of flaws in the immensely popular content management systems (CMSs) WordPress and Joomla in order to get legitimate websites to target users with malicious payloads. In the past month, the researchers detected thousands of attacks, hundreds of

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14 Mar 2019

Three in Five Politicians’ Websites Don’t Use HTTPS

A new Comparitech study indicates that the majority of politicians across the globe haven’t put much thought into the security of their websites, with 3 out of 5 politicians’ websites lacking HTTPs, one of the most basic security measures for websites. HTTP stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol, which is

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25 Feb 2019

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Use Mobile Users Behavior to Predict Exposure to Malicious Websites

Researchers with Carnegie Mellon University have developed an accurate system for predicting user exposure to malicious websites based on three categories of user behavior: contextual information, i.e. information on an active browsing session; past browsing behavior; and survey information reported by the user. The system enabled the researchers to predict

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23 Jan 2019

Community Project Crushes 100,000 Malware Sites in 10 Months

As part of a cybersecurity initiative launched in March of last year, 265 security researchers have spent the last 10 months identifying and shutting down a total of almost 100,000 websites that were used to distribute malware. The URLhaus initiative was started by abuse.ch, a Swiss nonprofit aimed at fighting

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