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And once again about internet censorship

And once again about internet censorship

Speaking about Internet censorship, I would immediately like to clarify that censorship by itself is not bad. It bears in itself more of a blessing than harm. Like many other people, I do not want a hostile neighbor to go on the Internet and anonymously order my murder, or get another neighbor involved in ISIS […]

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Why you need a kill switch on your VPN

Why you need a kill switch on your VPN

Every time you connect to the internet from a computer, tablet, or smartphone, you assume a significant risk of being targeted for attack. Hackers are always looking for ways to steal your data or spy on your activity through malware, data breaches, and other forms of cybercrime. Adding a virtual private network (VPN) client to […]

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Cloud Security Trends in 2019

Cloud Security Trends in 2019

In this post, I am going to talk about VPNs, SDNs, and other trends in the field of IT security that (according to experts in the industry) will be on the rise this year. The popularity of Software-Defined Networks (SDN) is growing According to Statista, in the next several years, traffic volumes passing through the […]

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Why Are VPNs Banned in China?

Why Are VPNs Banned in China?

China, or the People’s Republic of China, is known for their strict government censorship. Media is severely suppressed in China, with television shows, movies, magazines, books, and the internet being profoundly affected. It’s no surprise then that the Chinese government would eventually target VPNs. And that’s precisely what happened when a VPN ban went into […]

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Do we Live in a “Post Antivirus” World?

Do we Live in a “Post Antivirus” World?

Ten years ago, many people’s strategy for keeping their computers secure began and ended with installing some antivirus software and ensuring it was kept up to date. As anyone with even a passing interest in cybersecurity now knows, the days where that was wise are long gone. Antivirus software is still extremely important, and not […]

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The Avalanche malware deployment platform taken down

The Avalanche malware deployment platform taken down

Autumn 2016 didn’t end well for the international organized cybercrime. The U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI, Europol, Eurojust and Ukraine’s Department of Cyber Police, in collaboration with law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and investigators from 30 countries, zeroed in on a far-flung malware delivery network dubbed “Avalanche”. This well-orchestrated global operation with headquarters in The […]

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San Francisco MUNI hacker hacked

San Francisco MUNI hacker hacked

Most ransomware deployers manage to stay unidentified because they exercise good OPSEC backed by The Onion Router and Bitcoin. The case of the cybercrook who compromised the computer network of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (Muni) last Friday turned out to be the exception rather than the rule. According to Brian Krebs, a well-known […]

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San Francisco MUNI hacked with ransomware

San Francisco MUNI hacked with ransomware

The IT infrastructure of the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency (SFMTA), also referred to as Muni, has been suffering a deep ransomware impact since last weekend. The perpetrating program called HDDCryptor, also known as Mamba, hit more than 2,000 machines on Muni’s network. The collateral damage is that the infection disabled the agency’s digital fare […]

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