How Two Factor Authentication, or 2FA, Can Help Thwart Phishing Attacks

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Finjan How Two Factor Authentication, or 2FA, Can Help Thwart Phishing Attacks

Two Factor Authentication or 2FA, is now widely accepted as the required minimum for increasing the safety of users against the threat of phishing attacks. For some years now, hackers, cyber-criminals, and identity thieves have used phishing tactics to lure unsuspecting victims into downloading booby-trapped file attachments, visiting bogus websites, and divulging sensitive information. Account profiles and credentials such as … Read More

Social Engineering Attacks – How to Avoid Becoming a Victim

Finjan TeamBlog, Cybersecurity

Finjan Social Engineering Attacks   How to Avoid Becoming a Victim

Cyber-attacks have increased in sophistication – not only in the technology and resources available to hackers but also with the evolution of techniques like social engineering. Just as a galvanized steel chain is only as strong as its weakest link, the security of your business is only as good as its most vulnerable elements. And for the majority of businesses, … Read More

Web Cache Poisoning – How Hackers Are Weaponizing Web Caches

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Finjan Web Cache Poisoning   How Hackers Are Weaponizing Web Caches

In a recently discovered (but yet to be fully publicized) attack, security researcher James Kettle has apparently succeeded in cache poisoning, the hacking and weaponizing of the web caches of several major websites and online platforms. The victims include online stores, a software product, a video game, a popular cloud platform provider, a hosting platform provider, an investment company’s investor … Read More

Best Practices to Prevent DLL Hijacking

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Finjan Best Practices to Prevent DLL Hijacking

Though we routinely use computer programs to perform our daily tasks, few of us actually know or tend to consider the implications of how this software is constructed, and any weaknesses it might be vulnerable to before it starts its work. But hackers and the malicious tools employed by cyber-criminals don’t only target applications once they’re up and running. It’s … Read More

How Honeytokens Are Used To Track Cybercriminals

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Finjan How Honeytokens Are Used To Track Cybercriminals

Proactive methods of cyber-defense, including the use of “honeytokens”, have been growing in popularity recently, as commercial and other organizations seek ways of “bringing the fight” to hackers and cyber-criminals, rather than just sitting back and waiting for something to happen. Ironically, one of those ways involves just that: Sitting back and waiting for something to happen – but only … Read More

Cyber Threats – How the Public is at Risk from Cyberattack

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Finjan Cyber Threats   How the Public is at Risk from Cyberattack

Given the number of media reports on high-profile cyber-attacks involving well-known brand names, organizations, or celebrities, you might be forgiven for assuming that only huge corporations or the rich and famous are targeted for cyber-crime attacks. But this is a dangerous assumption to make – one that can lead “ordinary” citizens to become dismissive or complacent, when it comes to … Read More

Top 5 Cybersecurity Mistakes That Make Life Easy for Cyber-criminals

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Finjan Top 5 Cybersecurity Mistakes That Make Life Easy for Cyber criminals

Though high-profile assaults on huge corporations or well-known web platforms grab the most attention when they make the news, cyber-criminals are at work at all levels – from attacks on private individuals, to attempts made on businesses and organizations of all types and sizes. In recent times, they’ve met with increasing success, resulting in huge personal and corporate losses in … Read More

The Importance of Digital Forensics

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Finjan The Importance of Digital Forensics

Just as in the physical world, we leave traces of ourselves – fingerprints, hairs, clothing fibers, DNA, etc. – when we move and interact with people, places, and objects, so too do activities in the digital realm leave pieces or echoes of themselves. These virtual or digital traces – think file fragments, activity logs, timestamps, metadata, and so on – … Read More

The Evolving Role of Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity

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Finjan The Evolving Role of Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity

It’s often been observed that technological advancement is a double-edged sword – and this is especially true in the realm of cybersecurity. Attackers have been known to use automation technology to stage and sustain their strikes – while those same machine learning algorithms and real-time response mechanisms can help enterprises that suffer an assault to speed up their efforts at … Read More

7 Tell-Tale Warning Signs That You Have Been Hacked

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Finjan 7 Tell Tale Warning Signs That You Have Been Hacked

We hear a lot in the media and around the web about the evils of cyber-crime, and the inevitability of being hacked. But aside from the obvious – like the grandstanding perpetrator of ransomware who greets you on start-up with a grinning skull, and exorbitant demands for BitCoin – how can you tell if you’ve recently (or not so recently) … Read More