Fighting BEC and EAC: Why whack-a-mole won’t work

No organisation is immune: Nearly nine in ten experienced these attacks last year Sponsored  Business Email Compromise (BEC) and Email Account Compromise (EAC) are the most expensive cyber threats facing businesses around the globe. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) reports that both scams have resulted in worldwide losses of $26 billion since 2016 – with $1.7 billion in the last year alone.… READ MORE HERE…

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Hold off that rush into the July 4 weekend – you may need this: Microsoft patches pwn-by-picture pitfalls in Win 10

Redmond also praised for blocking malware control systems on its clouds Microsoft has emitted a pair of security patches to address flaws in Windows 10 that can be potentially exploited by miscreants to hijack PCs. A victim simply needs to be tricked into opening a file containing a specially crafted image on a vulnerable system.… READ MORE HERE…

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Users who don’t understand how to encrypt their emails won’t do it

Focus on usability to avoid buyer’s remorse, Echoworx advises Sponsored  In its raw form, email isn’t the most secure channel for carrying national secrets. It was originally designed for plain text, and plenty of modern mainstream email systems still don’t support encryption out of the box. So if you’re someone like Edward Snowden, you’ll want to make darn sure that your correspondent knows how to use encryption.… READ MORE HERE…

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Details of Beijing’s new Hong Kong security law revealed: Signals end to more than two decades of autonomy

Legislation to root out subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces following year of civil unrest China’s mainland government has enforced a sweeping national security law in Hong Kong, increasing its hold on the territory in what HK’s chief exec, Carrie Lam, has described as the “most important development” in the former British colony’s history since its handover.… READ MORE HERE…

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Details of Beijing’s new Hong Kong security law signal end to more than two decades of autonomy

Legislation to root out subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces following year of civil unrest China’s mainland government has enforced a sweeping national security law in Hong Kong, increasing its hold on the territory in what HK’s chief exec, Carrie Lam, has described as the “most important development” in the former British colony’s history since its handover.… READ MORE HERE…

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