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  • 2015 predictions: Cyber attacks aimed at critical infrastructure, Attacks as a Service

    03.12.2014

    In 2014, we witnessed the rise of POS malware and ransomware, more targeted, advanced evasion by both cyber crooks and hackers backed by nation states, and government grade malware going mainstream (bolted-on to ransomware and financial Trojans).

  • Data loss and downtime costs enterprises $1.7 trillion

    02.12.2014

    Data loss and downtime cost enterprises $1.7 trillion in the last twelve months, or the equivalent of nearly 50% of Germany's GDP.

  • Cost savings drive businesses to the cloud

    02.12.2014

    A survey of C-Level senior executives, developers and other industry delegates has found that 72% of respondents identified cost as the key benefit of using the cloud for the storage and sharing of information, followed by 12% citing the technology’s ease of use.

  • Cyber attacks impact purchasing behavior

    02.12.2014

    As U.S. consumers head to malls and retail websites this holiday season, they do so increasingly concerned about the safety and security of their personal information.

  • Online shoppers are easily duped

    01.12.2014

    A survey by One Poll and Dimensional Research on holiday shopping security practices evaluated online cybersecurity awareness of 2,011 consumers from the U.S.




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USBdriveby: Compromising computers with a $20 microcontroller

Posted on 19 December 2014.  |  Security researcher Samy Kamkar has devised a fast and easy way to compromise an unlocked computer and open a backdoor on it: a simple and cheap ($20) pre-programmed Teensy microcontroller.


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