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Stop ignoring this iPhone warning

Have you seen the prompt on your iPhone to update to iOS 14.7.1, but you’ve been putting it off? After all, it doesn’t seem like there’s much to it. It’s just a bug fix, right? No, this is no ordinary bug fix. Full article

This new phishing attack is ‘sneakier than usual’, Microsoft warns

Microsoft’s Security Intelligence team has issued an alert to Office 365 users and admins to be on the lookout for a “crafty” phishing email with spoofed sender addresses. Microsoft put out an alert after observing an active campaign targeting Office 365 organizations with convincing emails …

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A Cold War is raging in cyberspace. Here’s how countries are preparing their defenses

Cyberattacks are something every country has to deal with, but countries in Central and Eastern Europe are particularly wary of the occasional attack on their critical infrastructures and governments. Last year, we had over 4,300 incidents recorded, Rytis Rainys, the director of the National Cyber …

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Ransomware: These are the two most common ways hackers get inside your network

Email phishing attacks and brute force attacks against exposed remote desktop protocol (RDP) services are the most common methods cyber criminals are using to gain an initial foothold in corporate networks to lay the foundations for ransomware attacks. Cybersecurity researchers at Coveware analysed ransomware attacks during the …

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These hackers built an elaborate online profile to fool their targets into downloading malware

Iranian hackers spent 18 months masquerading as an aerobics instructor in a cyber-espionage campaign designed to infect employees and contractors working in defence and aerospace with malware in order to steal usernames, passwords and other information which could be exploited. Active since at least 2019, …

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Average time to fix high severity vulnerabilities grows from 197 days to 246 days in 6 months: report

The latest AppSec Stats Flash report from NTT Application Security has found that the remediation rate for severe vulnerabilities is on the decline, while the average time to fix is on the rise. The report, which is compiled monthly, covers window of exposure, vulnerability by …

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WhatsApp chief says government officials, US allies targeted by Pegasus spyware

The head of WhatsApp says that “allies” of US officials are among those targeted by NSO Group spyware in 2019. Speaking to The Guardian, WhatsApp’s chief executive, Will Cathcart, said there are “parallels” between the 2019 attacks and a recent data leak allegedly implicating NSO …

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