Microsoft Patch Tuesday fixes actively exploited zero‑day and 85 other flaws

The most recent Patch Tuesday includes a fix for the previously disclosed and actively exploited remote code execution flaw in MSHTML. The arrival of the second Tuesday of the month can only mean one thing in cybersecurity terms, Microsoft is rolling out patches for security vulnerabilities in Windows and its other offerings. This time round Microsoft’s … More Microsoft Patch Tuesday fixes actively exploited zero‑day and 85 other flaws

WhatsApp announces end‑to‑end encrypted backups

The Facebook-owned messaging service plans to roll out the feature to both iOS and Android users in the coming weeks. While users already had the option to back up their message history using cloud-based services, they will soon be able to store their backups end-to-end encrypted (E2EE), WhatsApp has announced. The introduction of the new feature … More WhatsApp announces end‑to‑end encrypted backups

What is a cyberattack surface and how can you reduce it?

Discover the best ways to mitigate your organization’s attack surface, in order to maximize cybersecurity. In almost all coverage of modern breaches you’ll hear mention of the “cyberattack surface” or something similar. It’s central to understanding how attacks work and where organizations are most exposed. During the pandemic the attack surface has grown arguably further … More What is a cyberattack surface and how can you reduce it?

Beware of these 5 common scams you can encounter on Instagram

From cybercriminal evergreens like phishing to the verification badge scam we look at the most common tactics fraudsters use to trick their victims. Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms. Indeed, with over one billion monthly active users it is among the top four most popular social media networks in the world. That figure, … More Beware of these 5 common scams you can encounter on Instagram

Victims duped out of US$1.8 million by Romance and BEC scam ring

Elderly men and women were the main targets of the Romance and Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams operated by the fraudsters. A United States Army Reservist has been sentenced to 46 months and ordered to and pay approximately US$1.8 million in restitution after he was found to be involved in a scheme to commit romance and business email … More Victims duped out of US$1.8 million by Romance and BEC scam ring