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Excel Remains a Security Issue after 30 Years because of this One Feature

Microsoft released Excel 4.0 for Windows 3.0 and 3.1 in 1992 and many companies still use this functionality in legacy operations. The issue is that bad actors have started using Excel sheets and macros as a ne...

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How to Prepare for the Growing Threat of Ransomware

Ransomware is a growing threat to every organization on the planet and cyber-criminals are innovating at a phenomenal pace because they have the funds to do so. In fact, many cyber-criminal groups have more fun...

This Windows and Linux malware does everything it can to stay on your network

Microsoft has continued its analysis of the LemonDuck coin-mining malware which has been crafted by some very determined, financially motivated cybercriminals. LemonDuck is known for install...

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‘Praying Mantis’ threat actor targeting Windows internet-facing servers with malware

Windows internet-facing servers are being targeted by a new threat actor found by the Sygnia Incident Response team. The advanced and persistent threat which they call the ‘Praying Mantis’ is operating almost c...

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Ryuk ransomware

A bio research institute in Europe had Ryuk ransomware find a foot hole into their system. One of the bio institute’s students tried to avoid paying for his school’s software, in this process the st...

Significant Security Flaws

Big name companies have made public this week some major security flaws in their devices. While it is not uncommon for companies to disclose information on potential vulnerabilities, this week the sheer number ...

Blasted by Phishing Calendar Invitations

Have you been getting random calendar invitations from unfamiliar sources about events you have never heard of before? It seems we are not the only ones. Most of the calendar invitations seem to be coming from ...

Windows 10 Vulnerability – Edge Browser users Safe

The vulnerability is called Strontium, found in Windows code. Google stumbled across the flaw, and wrote a blog post in late October stating the affects on Adobe’s Flash media player. Google’s polic...

Do this and not that – Mobile Malware

The three best practices to avoid mobile malware is to use an official app store, resist temptation to jailbreak your device, and keep updates current. Apple and Google app stores remain the most vigilant about...

Pegasus Spyware Detected – Upgrade to iOS 9.3.5 ASAP

Malware that spies on user phone calls and text messages, has been alleviated thanks to the latest iOS mobile operating system upgrade, and the wise proceedings of a human rights activist. Canadian cyber securi...