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Pay Up or Locked Out: Ransomware Targeting Hospitality Industry

Jan 31 by George V. Hulme

It turns out that story about guests being locked out of, and locked into, their hotel rooms in a four-star hotel in Austria aren’t exactly accurate. According to this story in The Verge, Don’t believe the story about hackers locking guests in their rooms at a luxury hotel while what happened is still very interesting, and of concern to any traveler, what was reported wasn’t entirely accurate.

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Bitdefender’s Business Insights nominated at the 2017 Security Blogger Awards – Cast your vote!

Dear reader: if we had the chance, we would definitely name you the Best Corporate Security Blog Reader out there.

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Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection Fights Advanced Persistent Threats in Datacenters

Jan 26 by Liviu Arsene

From 1960s mainframes to today’s datacenters, computing has changed drastically, in both hardware and software. Today’s converged infrastructures bring together hardware and software to redefine how we operated, helping businesses to cut costs while maintaining availability and performance.

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Corporations at risk of malware attack via Cisco’s WebEx Chrome extension

Jan 25 by Graham Cluley

A warning has been issued that companies who have installed the popular Cisco WebEx extension on Chrome could have opened themselves up to malicious attacks.

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Security on the Road: Automotive Industry Needs to Make Cyber Security a Top Priority

Jan 20 by Razvan Muresan

Not too long ago, most people probably couldn’t imagine their automobiles being vulnerable to cyber security threats such as hacking. But with the rapid growth of connected objects of all types as part of the Internet of Things (IoT)—including vehicles—these concerns have become a distinct possibility.

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One in five companies will replace physical access cards with smartphones by 2020, Gartner predicts

Jan 18 by Razvan Muresan

Some 20 percent of organizations will use smartphones instead of physical access cards by 2020, according to a report by advisory company Gartner.

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St. Jude Takes Steps to Secure Vulnerable Medical Implants

Jan 17 by George V. Hulme

Last week medical device maker St. Jude Medical provided security patches and guidelines necessary regarding vulnerabilities in its Internet connected medical devices that were uncovered this summer. You can read the original report from investment research firm Muddy Waters Research here.

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New Study Paints a Frightening Picture of the Cyber Security Landscape

Jan 13 by Bogdan Botezatu

A recent report by the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT), a cyber security think tank that acts as a conduit between the private sector, U.S. federal agencies and the legislative community, paints a frightening picture of the information security landscape.

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How patented machine-learning boosts ransomware detection and prevents businesses from being encrypted

Jan 12 by Razvan Muresan

Ransomware, the most prolific cyber threat of the moment, gains foothold in organizations and companies via file-sharing networks, e-mail attachments, malicious links or compromised websites that allow direct downloads.

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Browser-Based Attack Proliferation Calls for New Security Approach

Jan 10 by Harish Agastya

With studies showing some 57 percent of organizations have experienced a recent cybersecurity incident, 48 percent of those were caused by outdated security controls and architecture. Browsers often create security issues for an organization, and they run a full range of plugins that can create headaches for IT teams in managing, updating and controlling what employees install.

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Fight off Advanced Persistent Threats with Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection at Citrix Summit 2017

Jan 09 by Bogdan Botezatu

Cybercrime is estimated to cost $6 trillion by 2021, while spending on cybersecurity solutions to safeguard infrastructure is forecast to surpass $1 trillion. Growing security challenges due to system vulnerabilities and misconfigurations turn over 1 million people into cybercrime victims every day.

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The Five Most Noteworthy Breaches of 2016

Jan 05 by George V. Hulme

Let’s face it, when it comes to cybersecurity, 2016 was quite a fascinating year. And while we experienced  the traditional breaches this year—data theft for fraud, identity theft, and financial gain—many of the most significant breaches this year were not financially motivated, but political or activist in nature.

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