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Brute forcing RDP credentials on the rise

A huge uptick in brute force attacks designed to crack the login credentials of those using remote access tools has been detected by Kaspersky. This is particularly taking place against firms using Microsoft’s proprietary Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). Staring in March the average daily number of attacks against RDP accounts skyrocketed in almost every country…

Microsoft adds to Edge browser security

Microsoft has made a few security additions to its Edge browser and other applications as part of the company’s branding switch from Office 365 to Microsoft 365 that will take place on April 21. The version of Edge rolling out with Microsoft 365 will contain a new feature called Password Monitor. To work the user…

Cybercriminals targeting Zoom, Google and Teams domains

The increased video conferencing activity due to COVID-19 has given cybercriminals the opportunity to use typosquatting and URL hijacking by imitating many of the top conferencing platforms. Popular video conferencing applications such as Zoom, Teams and Google are seeing their names used by malicious actors to create newly registered fake domains with Zoom seemingly being…

Protect your domain and protect your customers: The top three domain-based attack tactics

Today, businesses around the world rely on owned websites and domains to grow brand awareness and promote and sell products and services. With e-commerce and online shopping at an all-time high, securing owned domains and removing malicious or spoofed domains is imperative for protecting modern consumers and their personal information from cybercrime. As cybercriminals often…

Mozilla issues patches for Firefox 73, Firefox ESR 68.5 and Thunderbird 68.5

Mozilla today pushed out nine patches today covering three products Firefox 73, Firefox ESR 68.5 and Thunderbird 68.5. Firefox 73 had six vulnerabilities with CVE-2020-6796, CVE-2020-6800 and CVE-2020-6801 regarded as having a high impact. The first is a missing bounds check that could cause a memory corruption and a potentially exploitable crash. The second and…

Iranian internet attacked Saturday, knocked partially offline

An extensive, several-hour-long interruption to Iran’s telecom infrastructure and internet hit that took place on February 8 that was likely caused by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. The non-governmental organization Netblocks reported that at 11:45 a.m. local time Iranian internet connectivity from that country’s primary network operators was down by 25 percent eventually…

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