Linked – Half of all Phishing Sites Now Have the Padlock
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Linked – Half of all Phishing Sites Now Have the Padlock

I highly suggest checking to make sure this advice is not part of the training you’re giving your users. It really is outdated. “Maybe you were once advised to “look for the padlock” as a means of telling legitimate e-commerce sites from phishing or malware traps. Unfortunately, this has never been more useless advice. New…

Linked – NHS could have avoided WannaCry hack with ‘basic IT security’, says report
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Linked – NHS could have avoided WannaCry hack with ‘basic IT security’, says report

This is often the case with malware – Yet the attack could the been prevented by basic IT practices, the report says. As early as 2014, the Department of Health and the Cabinet had written to NHS trusts, saying it was essential they had “robust plans” to migrate away from old software. In March and…

Linked – Equifax rival TransUnion also sends site visitors to malicious pages
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Linked – Equifax rival TransUnion also sends site visitors to malicious pages

Turns out the problem here is not that either site got hacked, but perhaps they are both using the same ad-service that was hacked: The common thread tying the affected Equifax and TransUnion pages is that both hosted fireclick.js, a JavaScript file that appears to invoke the service serving the malicious content. When called, fireclick.js…

Linked – 5 Quick Sites That Let You Check if Links Are Safe
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Linked – 5 Quick Sites That Let You Check if Links Are Safe

One of my biggest concerns about link-shorteners has always been that the receiver has no way of knowing where the link takes them until the click it. That might be OK with people you know and trust on social media and email, but that’s only a small portion of the things that we are asked…