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What 'The Ransom of Red Chief’ can teach us about Ransomware in 2014?

  
  
  
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"The Ransom of Red Chief" is a short story by O. Henry first  published in 1907. It follows two kidnappers, Bill and Sam, who capture Johnny,  the son of a wealthy man with a plan to raise a large ransom ($1500 was lot of money in 1907). The boy is spoiled, talks non-stop, plays constant jokes on them and demands they play games with him - this drives the kidnappers crazy. They decide to reduce the ransom but on hearing this and knowing his son, the boys father rejects the reduced ransom and instead offers to take the boy off their hands only if they pay him. The kidnappers ultimately end up having to pay the boy's father to take him back.

Top Reasons why Keeping Email Secure is Easier in the Cloud | Email Security

  
  
  
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In the not too distant past, before there was so much criminal hacking and fraud, managing email was not so complicated.  Now it has become a complex beast that demands constant attention, time, and money. Spam is a headache for both users and administrators, plus it exposes the business to the security risks associated with phishing. Outsourcing the filtering portion of your email architecture frees you from doing that and improves security for your organization.

Following the Target and Changs hack, which is Safer - Shopping Online or Offline?

  
  
  
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It’s widely believed  that shopping online can be a bit risky, not like going to your good old dependable neighborhood brick-and-mortar store. But look what’s been making the headlines. Data breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus, P. F. Changs. Is it safe to patronize your local businesses at all anymore?  Should we all do all of our shopping online?

Top 10 Things to Know About Canada's New Anti-Spam Law

  
  
  
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The new Canadian anti-spam laws is striking fear into the hearts of businesses who do business with Canada, and for good reason. The law is pretty complicated, and most small business owners are unprepared—or maybe it’s more accurate to say that businesses in general are unprepared. It’s not surprising: Slate recently ran an article headlined “Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law Is Both Horrifying and Stupid” and there are many questions about how the law is actually going to work.

DDoS DNS Attacks - How Systems Administrators Can Mitigate These Risks!

  
  
  
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There are many ways in which hackers can attack DNS servers and also many ways in which system administrators can mitigate some of these types of attack.  Unfortunately, the truth is there is not a lot you can do to modify your DNS servers to mitigate DNS attacks.  However, there are some steps you can take. The problem is in the DNS protocol itself which allows hackers to make up different IP addresses than their own when they make a DNS query, so the response is sent to someone else; the victim.  The DNSSEC standard proposes to modify the DNS protocol to allow signing the root DNS, which would block modifying DNS records to point to other sites. ICANN says .com, .se, .uk and other country-level domains are already protected with that.

Make it difficult for Hackers with Two-Factor Authentication!

  
  
  
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It was reported earlier this month  that hackers gained access to the Twitter account of
British Gas customer services.  As you can see in the screen shots below, the hackers had much fun boasting of their ability to hack that account and send out Tweets under their name.


Adopting Cloud Security can save your company time, money and a lot of headaches!

  
  
  
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Cloud technology is one of the most important developments in computing history. It gives
Internet users previously unprecedented computing power and access to a mouth-watering array of software, it makes an almost unimaginable wealth of resources affordable, and it even makes it easy to build a business almost overnight. The cloud represents an amazing opportunity for both new and established businesses to dramatically improve their processes. Not only is the cost reasonable, but it’s a predictable monthly expense, which makes budgeting much easier.

Making full use of the cloud has enormous potential financial implications.

And the cloud is getting cheaper by the minute. According to Greg O’Connor of AppZero, every three years the cost of computing in the cloud falls 50%. It’s possibly the best environment ever for entrepreneurs who want to start innovative businesses, potentially one of the most important drivers for innovation we've seen, but fear is keeping companies from realizing the full benefits.


Cybercriminals are Phishing for World Cup Gold | Email & Web Security

  
  
  
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The World Cup is a big and exciting event for sports fans, but it’s just as exciting for the cyber criminals hoping to victimize those same sports fans. Cyber attacks become more sophisticated all the time, and the World Cup, though it’s inspiring a fair share of the same old attacks we’ve been seeing for years, is also motivating some scarily sophisticated scams which compromise network security.

SpamTitan anti spam wins top 5 position and 4th VBSpam+ award for excellent performance in latest Virus Bulletin industry test.

  
  
  
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Today SpamTitan Technologies announced the company’s email security solution has earned the VBSpam+ certification from Virus Bulletin, a leading security industry test. This is SpamTitans 28th consecutive Virus Bulletin antispam award and 4th VBSpam+ award for exceptional performance.

How did eBay fail to notice a data breach affecting 233 million customers for three months?

  
  
  
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The emails have started arriving in inboxes: change your eBay password. Probably many of us sigh ‘ Another password change?’, 'Another data breach?'.  But the eBay breach is more than a minor annoyance. Many of the emails already popping up in inboxes are phishing attempts which pose a serious network security risk, they include links to sites designed to steal confidential information.

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