The Power of the Botnet

Finjan TeamBlog, Cybersecurity

Finjan The Power of the Botnet

With the advances in digital technology and the quantum leap in connection speeds of recent years, we’ve become accustomed to logging into our accounts or visiting our favorite haunts on the web, with minimal fuss or incident. And if there’s a delay or hiccup in reaching these services, we’re more inclined to blame the software or the service provider, rather … Read More

Russian Hacking and The Kaspersky Link

Finjan TeamBlog, Cybersecurity

Finjan Russian Hacking and The Kaspersky Link

In this age of ransomware, phishing, fake news, social engineering, and the million-record data breach, commercial enterprises and government institutions are more than ever advised to install an up to date and powerful suite of security and antivirus software. But what happens when the integrity of the very applications that are supposed to protect our institutions, is itself called into … Read More

How to Prevent a SQL Injection

Finjan TeamBlog, Cybersecurity

Finjan How to Prevent a SQL Injection

If you’re a fan of contemporary thriller movies or television, you’ll no doubt have watched a scene where some enterprising (usually young, and quirky) “hacker” sits in front of a keyboard, flexes their fingers, and spouts knowledgeably about the various methods he/she will use to break into the Pentagon/bank security system, or whatever. The words, “SQL injection” may likely come … Read More

The Dangers of MaaS (Malware as a Service)

Finjan TeamBlog, Cybersecurity

Finjan The Dangers of MaaS (Malware as a Service)

Information Technology has become a commodity in its own right. Virtually all aspects of IT are now available as some variant of the “XaaS” family, which includes Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and numerous others. They all save time, effort, and money for individuals or enterprise subscribers. And the advantages … Read More

7 Tell-Tale Warning Signs That You Have Been Hacked

Finjan TeamBlog, Cybersecurity

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

Common Sneak Attacks Used By Sophisticated Hackers

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Finjan Common Sneak Attacks Used By Sophisticated Hackers

Even though malicious actors continue to score successes by using time-honored cyber-attack techniques preying on the greed, ignorance, poor judgment, or lack of virtual “street smarts” of unsuspecting users, recent years have seen an evolution in hacker methodology. Sophisticated technologies and frankly ingenious uses of simple ideas are empowering a new breed of hacker, and new strains of malware. In … Read More

9 Common Hacking Techniques and How to Deal With Them

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Finjan 9 Common Hacking Techniques and How to Deal With Them

With high-value targets like user credentials, email accounts, and credit card details being stored on personal devices and transmitted freely over the internet, attempts to gain access to these prizes continue at an astonishing pace. Hacking – looking to gain unauthorized access to information by modifying the features of a system or network, or exploiting its vulnerabilities – is one … Read More