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GOT(IT) #6: John Kelly's phone compromised, Home Mini listened several users, plus Equifax hacked (again)

by Nicolas Poggi October 13, 2017

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) can cause security headaches if not handled properly, and this time, White House's Chief of Staff John Kelly caused a heavy migraine to the States' tech support.

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GOT(IT) #5: Yahoo's record breach grows, Russian hackers stole NSA data, plus new Dnsmasq flaws

by Nicolas Poggi October 6, 2017

What's worse than holding the record for the biggest data breach of all time? Well... Realizing it was actually three times bigger. October's certainly not good news for Yahoo!

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GOT(IT) #4: Deloitte's leak,  Cloudflare free DDoS protection, plus credit cards stolen from Sonic Drive-Ins.

by Nicolas Poggi September 29, 2017

September's end brings great news from Cloudflare, who will offer free DDoS protection services to all users. Are we looking at the beginning of global cybersecurity?

Friday's come with a whole lot more than dart tournaments at the office, let's recap this week's security news! This time it was Deloitte's turn to fall under an attack, plus grabbing a burger on the road might compromise your credit card; but hey, it's not all bad news.

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GOT(IT) #3: CCleaner got infected, new SMS scam on Android, plus UK's request to WhatsApp

by Nicolas Poggi September 22, 2017

The third one's the lucky charm, right? Well, it doesn't quite work that way for IT security news. Software is as volatile as ever and another one bit the dust: CCleaner.

 With GOT(IT) #3 we took our eyes out of Equifax's chaos and looked up to discover CCleaner has been infected, Android reported a new malicious app attack that implements an SMS scam, and WhatsApp refused to create a backdoor for the UK Government

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****, my computer was hacked! 3 things you should do immediately

by Nicolas Poggi September 4, 2017

What do you do when you get hacked? Aside from panic: you react. Many can relate to this: you open an attached file and bam... Your whole computer acts like a demonic force possessed it.

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Data Security: what are DDoS attacks and how do they affect it?

by Matias Wolff April 6, 2017

It's likely that, on more than one occasion, you’ve entered a website only to discover that it's down for unspecified reasons. Soon enough, you come to know that the service was the target of an attack, and it had to shut down for a while. Hacking is usually the first conclusion, but actually, it could have been something far more subtle and direct than that. We are talking about a DDoS attack, one of -if not the most common type of attacks today, which cost millions every year to institutions.

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Cyber Liability Insurance: Is it really necessary for data security?

by Matias Wolff March 29, 2017

A cyber attack is something no institution wants to be part of, but the chances of being affected by one never stop being a possibility, no matter how much you have spent on data security in your company, so being prepared is a priority. But, what happens once you’ve being targeted by an attack or are already affected? The costs involved in the process are so high that a new plan of action is needed, and there is one option taken straight from our daily life.

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Top data security challenges for 2017

by Matias Wolff March 9, 2017

Cyber and Data Security is a hot topic nowadays. Not only is it present in our daily life, but it has started to affect other areas such as politics, international relations and even the well-being of complete companies, so being prepared should be one of the most important things to take care of this year.

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Top 5 Apps For Data and Device Protection

by Matias Wolff February 8, 2017

If you’re here it means you care about your devices, right? Security is your top priority and keeping your data safe is what you want to do to keep those pesky evildoers out of your sensitive information.

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Cyber Security Threats  IT Professionals in Education Face

by Matias Wolff February 1, 2017

If the Death Star's plans could be stolen by a bunch of young rebels, what about the strategic data of your educational institution? Is it safe enough?

Schools and universities are highly connected environments, every day there are hundreds, or even thousands, of students, academics and employees, walking around and using their laptops, tablets and smartphones, accessing institutional data every single minute.

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