Best Practices to Prevent DLL Hijacking

Finjan TeamBlog, Cybersecurity

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

Finjan TeamBlog, Cybersecurity

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

Finjan TeamBlog, Cybersecurity

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

Birthday Paradox – When Mathematical Theory is Used in Cyber Attacks

Finjan TeamBlog, Cybersecurity

Finjan Birthday Paradox   When Mathematical Theory is Used in Cyber Attacks

Mathematical permutations and statistical probabilities frequently pose a problem for befuddled high school students, struggling to cope with repetitive calculations and weird symbols. This often occurs because, behind the figures, there’s an underlying logic (which often seems to be anything but logical) that makes what appears on the surface to be an obvious situation or conclusion actually seem anything but. … Read More

Egress Monitoring

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Finjan Egress Monitoring

With so many threats looming from intruders and malicious software originating outside of systems and corporate LANs, it’s easy to overlook the fact that security lapses and vulnerabilities can equally emanate from within a connected system or private network, and make their way out to cause damage as well. So for comprehensive security coverage, it’s essential not only to have … Read More

Password Attacks – How They Occur and How to Guard Against Them

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Finjan Password Attacks   How They Occur and How to Guard Against Them

Passwords can be difficult to remember, especially if you follow the rules to make them “strong”. They can also be fiddly to input, especially on mobile devices and small keyboards, and inconvenient and time-consuming to use considering it’s best practice to use different ones for each account. However, if a hacker determines or gains access to your security passwords, you … Read More