Malvertising and How it’s Being Used to Launch Cyber Attacks

Finjan TeamBlog, Cybersecurity

Finjan Malvertising and How its Being Used to Launch Cyber Attacks

Trust and ignorance can work hand in hand to produce favorable results – from a cybercriminal’s point of view. That’s why perpetrators are turning to a disturbing new strategy for porting malware on to unsuspecting users: Visitors to reputable, high-profile websites and portals are becoming infected by malicious code that’s distributed by “malvertising“. What is Malvertising? Malvertising (a contraction for … Read More

The Past and Present State of Spyware

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Finjan The Past and Present State of Spyware

Say the word “spy” to most people, and they’ll probably come back with a pop culture reference like “James Bond” or “Jason Bourne”. Then go on to mention “contact lens cameras”, “micro-film” (or more likely “nano”, now), and “poison-tipped umbrellas”. But beyond popular culture, there’s a very real though shady world where spying continues to be a practice – and … Read More

A Closer Look at Offensive Network Security

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Finjan A Closer Look at Offensive Network Security

For years, access control measures, antivirus monitoring, intrusion detection, the detection of software bugs, and similar strategies have been the mainstay of cyber-security. These are largely passive techniques, dedicated to the defense of systems and networks. And they rely on having prior knowledge of the intruder’s methodologies and tools (such as malware and virus signature databases) to aid in detection … Read More

The Next Generation of Endpoint Security

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Finjan The Next Generation of Endpoint Security

Accepted wisdom is already shifting to the view that network security must go beyond the setting up of firewalls, antivirus protection, and peripheral defenses. With BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and the rise of the mobile workforce, vulnerabilities and a proliferation of possible access points for malicious intruders are being introduced by user devices such as laptops, mobile phones, USB … Read More

What is a Botnet? Learn How to Identify and Prevent an Attack

Finjan TeamBlog, Cybersecurity

Finjan What is a Botnet?  Learn How to Identify and Prevent an Attack

With their own development skills and resources from the Dark Web, cyber-criminals increasingly have access to complex and sophisticated weapons with which to stage campaigns against unsuspecting or targeted individuals and organizations. One that’s had both staying power and a range of applications is the botnet. What is a Botnet? The word botnet is a shortened form of “robot network” … Read More

Benefits of Penetration Testing

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Finjan Benefits of Penetration Testing

Each day, fresh malware strains and cyber-threat vectors are being authored, developed, and distributed in the wild. Fledgling hackers and “hacktivist” groups are learning the ropes. No matter how many security protocols and policies you have in place – and even regardless of the strength of your anti-virus, anti-malware, and other security software – there exists the possibility that someone, … Read More

The Use of Biometrics in the Mobile Space

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Finjan The Use of Biometrics in the Mobile Space

With data breaches, fraud, and identity theft so often in the news, network and Internet users at all levels are anxious for ways to safeguard their information and protect themselves from malicious intrusions and criminal acts. But passwords, PINs, security codes and encryption keys are notoriously difficult to remember and use – especially when so many people transact their affairs … Read More

Data Loss Prevention Strategies for Networks

Finjan TeamBlog, Cybersecurity

Finjan Data Loss Prevention Strategies for Networks

New threats are constantly emerging, on the digital security landscape. Data breaches are a regular occurrence, and fresh email hacks seem to take place every other week, as cyber-attackers, malicious insiders, and simple human error lay confidential or business-critical information bare to public scrutiny, or into the hands of opportunist criminals. For organizations that use internal networks or the Internet … Read More

Cybercriminals Gone Spear Phishing: Don’t Get Caught!

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Finjan Cybercriminals Gone Spear Phishing: Dont Get Caught!

Email has traditionally been a popular means for cybercriminals to perpetrate fraud, sabotage, network infiltration, data theft, extortion, and other malicious acts. And for scam artists, phishing remains a popular pastime. Recently, there’s been an upsurge in a particular brand of phishing activity – namely, Spear Phishing. What is Spear Phishing? Just as in the angling world there are various … Read More

Intrusion Detection and Prevention for Networks

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Finjan Intrusion Detection and Prevention for Networks

Being able to trust your corporate network to deliver information, services and support to whoever needs them is not only crucial to keeping your operations going – it’s a vital element in maintaining confidence in the reputation and integrity of your organization as a whole. Unauthorized workloads and network traffic are directly opposed to this. So it’s essential both to … Read More