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Go Phish! New FBI Director Wants to Pay You $3.5M

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Go phish! Let's identify a phishing e-mail. This sample spoofs the fbi.gov e-mail domain. It comes addressed from new director Andrew McCabe, who wants to wiretap the Internet apparently. The boilerplate adds some authenticity. Watch out for scams!, it says. The stilted English is the dead giveaway here. Read the second paragraph in the voice of Groot from Despicable Me.

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Most Open Source E-Commerce Apps Fail PCI Compliance

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Two-thirds of open source applications used in business have known vulnerabilities. More than half of those vulnerable apps are rated as “high” severity by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). They’re not written in obscure languages and frameworks, either—Linux Kernel v.2.6.27.7 and PHP v. 4.0.0 were the two more frequently identified in the report.

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Step One of Ransomware Removal: Educate Your Users

Step one to ransomware removal? Don’t fall victim in the first place. That starts with education users. Not to be glib about it, but any security expert will tell you the weakest point in any network sits behind the keyboard. If you’ve succumb to a ransomware attack, do not worry and more importantly, do not pay the ransom. There are plenty of ransomware removal tools that will help you out of this jam.

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Ransomware Protection is as Easy as 3-2-1

Hackers are pretty clever. They design ransomware that is backwards-engineered from popular AV software coding so it flies under the radar through your network. First they use a bit of smooth social engineering to slip into an inbox. From there he sends out the ransomware in a company e-mail, mimicking a trusted coworker sending a file. When opened it, the malware exploits weak Java code en route to encrypting web and application servers.

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